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

Regulations are current to 2022-11-16 and last amended on 2022-10-20. Previous Versions

PART VIIIExportation of Animals, Animal Products and Products of Rendering Plants (continued)

[
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 16
]

Rest Period

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall export any animal out of Canada to any country other than the United States unless he has obtained the consent of an inspector if the animal has not been at the place of embarkation for at least 12 hours.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the export of animals out of Canada from an airport.

PART VIII.1Hatcheries and Supply Flocks

General

 The following definitions apply in this Part.

balut

balut means a fertilized commercial poultry egg containing a partially developed embryo that is intended for human consumption. (balut)

commercial poultry

commercial poultry means poultry that are used for the production of meat, poultry products or by-products — including balut — for human consumption or for breeding to produce commercial poultry, but does not include poultry that are kept for any other reason, including poultry that are kept, bred or sold as pets or for use in shows, races, exhibitions or competitions. (volaille commerciale)

supply flock

supply flock means a primary breeding flock of commercial poultry, or a flock that is descended from a such a flock, that produces eggs or chicks that are supplied to a hatchery. (troupeau fournisseur)

Testing Standards

Testing Standards means the Canadian Hatchery and Supply Flock Testing Standards, prepared by the Agency and published on its website, as amended from time to time. (Normes d’épreuves)

Hatchery Licensing Requirements

 This Part applies to a hatchery that

  • (a) receives eggs produced by a supply flock;

  • (b) incubates eggs for the production of commercial poultry; and

  • (c) has a minimum setting capacity of 1 000 eggs.

 No person shall operate a hatchery except in accordance with a licence that is issued by the Minister under section 160.

  •  (1) A licence expires two years after the date of issuance or renewal that is specified in it, unless the licence is revoked before that date.

  • (2) A licence is revoked if the licence holder ceases operation of the hatchery for 12 consecutive months or surrenders the licence.

  •  (1) A hatchery operator shall prepare, keep and maintain a written preventive control plan as a condition of their licence.

  • (2) The hatchery operator shall implement their preventive control plan.

  • (3) The preventive control plan shall include a description of the measures that have been or are to be implemented by the hatchery operator in order to mitigate the risk of introduction and spread of the biological hazards set out in Part I of the Testing Standards and to control and eliminate those hazards, in relation to the following elements:

    • (a) sanitation, biosecurity, biocontainment, pest control and chemicals;

    • (b) employee training in biosecurity measures;

    • (c) maintenance, cleaning and disinfection of hatchery facilities, equipment and related materials;

    • (d) maintenance of buildings, other structures and surrounding premises;

    • (e) feed and vaccines;

    • (f) receiving, transportation and storage; and

    • (g) traceability.

  •  (1) A hatchery operator shall meet the requirements set out under the following headings of the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys, published by the National Farm Animal Care Council, as amended from time to time, that are applicable to the species of poultry they are incubating:

    • (a) Personnel Knowledge and Skills;

    • (b) Hatcheries;

    • (c) Housing and Environment;

    • (d) Feed and Water;

    • (e) Flock Health Management; and

    • (f) Euthanasia.

  • (2) The hatchery operator shall include in their preventive control plan a description of the measures that they have implemented or will implement to meet the requirements referred to in subsection (1).

Testing Requirements

  •  (1) A hatchery operator shall conduct sampling and testing in accordance with Part I of the Testing Standards to monitor the sanitation of the hatchery during periods of operation and for the presence of diseases.

  • (2) The hatchery operator shall keep a record of the results of sampling and testing conducted in the hatchery.

Supply Flocks

 A hatchery operator shall obtain all eggs from a supply flock operator that

  • (a) prepares, keeps and maintains a preventive control plan that describes the measures that have been or are to be implemented to comply with paragraphs (d) to (f);

  • (b) implements the preventive control plan;

  • (c) keeps a record that describes any deviation from the preventive control plan and the corrective measures that are taken;

  • (d) meets the sampling and testing requirements that are set out in Part II of the Testing Standards;

  • (e) meets the requirements set out under the following headings of the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Hatching Eggs, Breeders, Chickens and Turkeys, published by the National Farm Animal Care Council, as amended from time to time, that are applicable to the species of poultry they are raising:

    • (i) Personnel Knowledge and Skills,

    • (ii) Housing and Environment,

    • (iii) Feed and Water,

    • (iv) Flock Health Management, and

    • (v) Euthanasia; and

  • (f) takes measures to mitigate the risk of introduction and spread of the biological hazards set out in Part II of the Testing Standards, and to control and eliminate those hazards, in relation to the following elements:

    • (i) management of access to the premises,

    • (ii) employee training in biosecurity measures,

    • (iii) maintenance, cleaning and disinfection of equipment, facilities and related materials,

    • (iv) mortality management,

    • (v) feeds and vaccines,

    • (vi) water management, and

    • (vii) pest control.

Animal and Product Identification

  •  (1) A hatchery operator shall ensure that

    • (a) every box or other package they receive that contains eggs or chicks is clearly marked with information that identifies the supply flock; and

    • (b) every box or other package that is used for the marketing of eggs or chicks is clearly marked with information that identifies the hatchery and the premises identification number, issued by the province, that identifies the location of the supply flock from which the eggs or chicks originate.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the box or other package is accompanied by an invoice or other document that specifies the information required by paragraph (1)(a) or (b).

Records

 A hatchery operator shall keep and maintain records that include the following information:

  • (a) the identity of the flock from which the hatchery is supplied with eggs or commercial poultry;

  • (b) the number of eggs purchased or received and set;

  • (c) the number of eggs, including balut, sold;

  • (d) the number of chicks hatched, purchased and sold;

  • (e) the number of eggs and chicks culled and died;

  • (f) the name of any vaccines and medications given to the eggs and chicks; and

  • (g) the location to which chicks or eggs are sent after leaving the hatchery.

PART IXEradication and Control of Diseases

Screening Tests

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 5]

 Every owner or person in charge of animals in an eradication area or control zone shall, when requested to do so by a veterinary inspector or by an accredited veterinarian with the approval of a veterinary inspector, permit tests for communicable disease to be conducted on the animals.

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 5]

 [Repealed, SOR/2002-444, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 5]

Movement Permits

  •  (1) No person shall, without a permit issued by the Minister under section 160, move, or cause to be moved, a member of the Cervidae family from one place in Canada to another place in Canada.

  • (2) No person shall receive, or possess, without a permit issued by the Minister under section 160, an animal that has been moved in contravention of subsection (1).

  • (3) Every person to whom a permit referred to in subsection (1) or (2) is issued, and every person to whose premises a member of the Cervidae family is moved under a permit, shall keep a copy of the permit.

  • SOR/79-295, s. 10
  • SOR/79-839, s. 22(F)
  • SOR/97-85, s. 55
  • SOR/2002-444, s. 2
  • SOR/2019-99, s. 6

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 9]

General

 Where, under this Part, a permit, certificate or other document is required for the removal or transportation of an animal, the person having the care or custody of the animal shall, when requested to do so by an inspector or peace officer appointed under the Act, produce the permit, certificate or other document.

  • SOR/78-205, s. 4
  • SOR/78-597, s. 8

 Where, in the opinion of the Minister, an animal is moved into an area or region in violation of this Part, the Minister may order that the animal be taken back without delay to the area or region from which it was moved or to an area or region of equal or lesser health status.

  • SOR/78-205, s. 4
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 55

 [Repealed, SOR/2022-218, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 8]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 8]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 8]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 8]

 [Repealed, SOR/2022-218, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2022-218, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2022-218, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2022-218, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2022-218, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2022-218, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2022-218, s. 2]

Outbreaks of Communicable Diseases

[
  • SOR/2019-99, s. 10
]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 10]

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 59]

  •  (1) An inspector may order the person having the possession, care or custody of a dog that is affected or suspected of being affected with rabies or to have been exposed to rabies to isolate or muzzle the dog.

  • (2) Where an inspector reports to the Minister that rabies exists or is suspected to exist in any area in Canada the Minister may, by order, designate the area and direct that all dogs or other animals within the area be detained, isolated or muzzled in such manner and during such period as the Minister may specify.

Movement of Animals

[
  • SOR/95-54, s. 3
]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 10]

 [Repealed, SOR/95-54, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 11]

 [Repealed, SOR/95-54, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 12]

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 60]

 
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