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Health of Animals Regulations (C.R.C., c. 296)

Regulations are current to 2020-07-15 and last amended on 2020-04-23. Previous Versions

PART XIVFood for Ruminants, Livestock and Poultry, Rendering Plants, Fertilizers and Fertilizer Supplements (continued)

[SOR/2006-147, s. 20]

Records (continued)

 Every person who imports, sells or distributes a fertilizer or fertilizer supplement containing prohibited material, other than a rendered fat, shall keep for 10 years records that are sufficient to facilitate an effective recall of the fertilizer or fertilizer supplement, including

  • (a) the name, the lot number and other information used to identify the fertilizer or fertilizer supplement; and

  • (b) the name and address of any person to whom the fertilizer or fertilizer supplement is sold or distributed and a description of the fertilizer or fertilizer supplement, including the name and quantity.

  • SOR/2006-147, s. 28

PART XVAnimal Identification

Interpretation

  •  (1) The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

    administrator

    administrator[Repealed, SOR/2014-23, s. 3]

    animal

    animal means a bison, bovine, ovine or pig. (animal)

    approved slap tattoo

    approved slap tattoo means a slap tattoo bearing an identification number issued by the responsible administrator in respect of a site under paragraph 174(2)(a). (tatouage au marteau approuvé)

    approved tag

    approved tag means a tag, chip or other indicator approved by the Minister under subsection 173(1) and listed on the Agency’s web site as an approved tag. (étiquette approuvée)

    bison

    bison means an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the subspecies Bison bison bison, Bison bison athabascae or Bison bison bonasus. (bison)

    bovine

    bovine means an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the species Bos taurus or Bos indicus. (bovin)

    bred

    bred means an animal that is mated either naturally or artificially or that has provided semen, ova or embryos for reproduction. (sailli)

    distributor

    distributor means an individual, a partnership, a corporation, a cooperative, an association or an organization that sells or distributes approved tags. (distributeur)

    farm

    farm means land, and all buildings and other structures on that land, that is used under one management for breeding or raising animals but does not include an artificial insemination unit. (ferme)

    farm of origin

    farm of origin means the farm on which an animal is born or, if an animal is not born on a farm, the first farm to which it is moved after its birth. (ferme d’origine)

    farm or ranch

    farm or ranch[Repealed, SOR/2014-23, s. 3]

    organization that manages an animal identification system

    organization that manages an animal identification system means an individual, a partnership, a corporation, a cooperative, an association or an organization that is authorized by provincial legislation to manage an animal identification system. (organisme de gestion d’un système d’identification des animaux)

    ovine

    ovine means an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the genus Ovis. (ovin)

    pig

    pig means an animal, other than an embryo or a fertilized egg, of the genus Sus. (porc)

    responsible administrator

    responsible administrator means a person who is authorized by the Minister to receive information in relation to animals or things to which the Act or these Regulations apply, is listed on the Agency’s web site as an administrator and administers a national identification program in relation to certain animals of all or part of one or more genera, species or subspecies that are located in one or more provinces. (administrateur responsable)

    site

    site means a place where animals or carcasses of animals are kept or collected but does not include a conveyance. (installation)

  • (2) In this Part, other than in subsection 175.1(2), paragraph 186(1)(a) and subsection 186(2), any reference to the carcass of an animal or to a part of the carcass of an animal does not include any part of the carcass that is intended for human consumption.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-409, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-192, s. 1
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 3

Registration of Linked Sites

  •  (1) On application from the operators of two farms where pigs are kept, the responsible administrator shall register the two sites as being linked with each other for the purposes of this Part for a period of six months if

    • (a) the sites and all sites having linked health status with either of them are all located in only one of the following parts of Canada:

      • (i) the eastern part of Canada that includes Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, or

      • (ii) the western part of Canada that includes Manitoba, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut;

    • (b) pigs are transported between the sites at least three times per month;

    • (c) the operators of the sites have reported to the responsible administrator information identifying all of the conveyances being used to transport pigs between the sites and all movements of pigs between the sites are made exclusively by those conveyances; and

    • (d) in the case where the sites were not registered as being linked with each other during the three-month period before the application, the operators of the sites have reported each transport of pigs between the sites to the responsible administrator for that three-month period and the reports of each operator are consistent with those of the other.

  • (2) If by the end of the 10th day of any month in the six-month period for which two sites are registered as being linked the operators of the two sites have not reported to the responsible administrator the total number of pigs that were transported between the sites and the number of pig movements between the sites during the preceding month, the registration in respect of the two sites being linked shall be cancelled at the end of that day for the remainder of the six-month period.

  • (3) For the purpose of this section, two sites have linked health status with each other if

    • (a) the two sites are registered under subsection (1) as being linked with each other or have been registered under that subsection as being linked with each other at any time in the preceding six months; or

    • (b) one of the two sites, at any time in the preceding six months, is considered to have had linked health status under this section with another site that, at any time in those six months, is considered to have had linked health status under this section with the other of the two sites.

  • SOR/2014-23, s. 4

Approval, Issuance and Revocation of Tags

  •  (1) The Minister may approve or revoke a tag, chip or other indicator for the identification of an animal, or the carcass of an animal, for the purposes of this Part.

  • (2) When considering the approval of a tag, chip or other indicator, the Minister shall take into account whether

    • (a) the tag, chip or other indicator bears a unique identification number;

    • (b) the tag, chip or other indicator may not readily be altered or otherwise tampered with;

    • (c) the tag, chip or other indicator is difficult to counterfeit;

    • (d) the identification number on the tag, chip or other indicator is easily and reliably readable; and

    • (e) the tag, chip or other indicator is designed to be retained by any animal to which it may be applied.

  • (3) When considering the revocation of an approved tag, chip or other indicator, the Minister shall take into account whether there is any other tag, chip or other indicator that offers improved performance over that approved tag, chip or other indicator with respect to the criteria set out in paragraphs (2)(b) to (e).

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2010-137, s. 1
  •  (1) At the request of the operator of a site, the responsible administrator may issue approved tags or cause them to be issued for the purpose of identifying animals on that site.

  • (2) At the request of the operator of a site where pigs are kept, the responsible administrator may issue an identification number in respect of that site or cause one to be issued for the purpose of being applied by

    • (a) approved slap tattoos to pigs from that site that are destined for slaughter; and

    • (b) indicators to pigs from that site that are destined for export.

  • (3) At the request of an importer of animals, the administrator may issue approved tags or cause them to be issued for the purpose of identifying the animals to be imported.

  • (4) When requesting an identification number in respect of a site under subsection (2), the operator of the site shall report to the responsible administrator their name, address and telephone number.

  • SOR/2000-416, s. 1
  • SOR/2014-23, s. 5
 
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