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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SOR/2018-108)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-06-17. Previous Versions

PART 6Commodity-specific Requirements (continued)

DIVISION 7Meat Products and Food Animals (continued)

SUBDIVISION KFood Animal Information Documents and Document Keeping (continued)

Marginal note:Document keeping

  •  (1) The holder of a licence to slaughter must prepare and keep documents that set out the following:

    • (a) in the case of a food animal that is slaughtered, the date and time that it was slaughtered and the findings of the ante-mortem examination and, if the licence holder is authorized to conduct a post-mortem examination program or a post-mortem defect management program, the findings of the post-mortem examination or the post-mortem screening and the reason for any condemnation or rejection;

    • (b) in the case of a food animal that is found dead at the time of its arrival at the establishment or that dies in the establishment other than by slaughter in accordance with these Regulations,

      • (i) the date and time that the food animal was found dead or was humanely killed,

      • (ii) its identification number or any other information that identifies it, and

      • (iii) the details of its disposal; and

    • (c) with respect to the food animals referred to in paragraph (b), the total number per day.

  • Marginal note:Retention period of documents

    (2) The documents referred to in subsection (1) must be kept for one year after the day on which the food animal arrives at the establishment.

SUBDIVISION LImport and Export

Marginal note:Import

 The holder of a licence to import may import an edible meat product only if

  • (a) the foreign state in which the meat product is manufactured, prepared, stored, packaged or labelled, as the case may be, has, at the time the activity is conducted, an inspection system for meat products that is recognized under Part 7;

  • (b) the foreign state from which the meat product is imported has, at the time of the import, an inspection system for meat products that is recognized under Part 7;

  • (c) the establishment where the food animal from which the meat product is derived was slaughtered, and any establishment where the meat product was manufactured, processed, treated, preserved, handled, tested, graded, coded, stored, packaged or labelled, have, at the time that the activity is conducted and at the time of the import, a system for manufacturing, processing, treating, preserving, handling, testing, grading, coding, slaughtering, storing, packaging or labelling, as the case may be, that is recognized under Part 7; and

  • (d) the licence holder provides an inspector with an official document issued by the foreign state, in a form approved by the President, that states that the meat product meets the requirements that are set out in the Act and these Regulations.

Marginal note:Export

  •  (1) A licence holder may export an edible meat product only if

    • (a) the licence holder provides an inspector with a document that substantiates that the requirements of the foreign state to which it is intended to be exported are met in respect of that meat product; and

    • (b) a certificate or other document is issued under section 48 of the Act in respect of that meat product.

  • Marginal note:Exception — removal notice

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a meat product that is subject to a notice ordering its removal from Canada under subsection 32(1) of the Act.

PART 7Recognition of Foreign Systems

Marginal note:Exception — shellfish

 This Part does not apply in respect of the adductor muscles of scallops and the meat of geoducks.

Marginal note:Application for recognition of inspection system

  •  (1) A foreign state may make an application to the Minister in writing for the recognition of its inspection system for meat products or live or raw shellfish.

  • Marginal note:Contents of application

    (2) The application must include the following information:

    • (a) in the case of an inspection system for meat products,

      • (i) an indication of the species of birds or mammals and a description of the meat products to which the system applies, and

      • (ii) the approximate number of establishments where the manufacturing, preparing, storing, packaging or labelling of meat products that are intended to be exported to Canada would be conducted and an indication of the activities that would be conducted in those establishments;

    • (b) in the case of an inspection system for live or raw shellfish, an indication of the species and the growing and harvesting areas to which the system applies;

    • (c) the volume of meat products or live or raw shellfish to which the system applies that is anticipated to be exported to Canada per year; and

    • (d) the items set out in paragraph (3)(a) or (b), as the case may be; and

    • (e) the name, title and signature of the authorized representative of the foreign state who makes the application.

  • Marginal note:Recognition by Minister

    (3) The Minister must recognize the inspection system in respect of which the application is made if the system provides at least the same level of protection as that provided by the provisions of the Act and these Regulations, taking into account the following:

    • (a) in the case of an inspection system for meat products,

      • (i) any applicable legislative framework, controls and procedures,

      • (ii) the organizational structure of the authority that is responsible for the system,

      • (iii) the implementation of the system,

      • (iv) the resources that support the objectives of the system,

      • (v) the humane treatment of the food animals that are intended to be slaughtered,

      • (vi) the chemical residue monitoring and microbiological monitoring of the meat products,

      • (vii) the certification process for the export of the meat products, and

      • (viii) any other relevant information; and

    • (b) in the case of an inspection system for live or raw shellfish,

      • (i) any applicable legislative framework, controls and procedures,

      • (ii) the organizational structure of the authority that is responsible for the system,

      • (iii) the implementation of the system,

      • (iv) the resources that support the objectives of the system,

      • (v) the chemical and microbiological monitoring of the shellfish, including monitoring for biotoxins,

      • (vi) the monitoring of the waters in the growing and harvesting areas to assess their suitability for their intended purpose, and

      • (vii) any other relevant information.

Marginal note:Application for recognition of system

  •  (1) If a foreign state’s inspection system for meat products is recognized, the foreign state may make an application to the Minister in writing for the recognition of the system of manufacturing, processing, treating, preserving, handling, testing, grading, coding, slaughtering, storing, packaging or labelling that is used in an establishment and that is subject to that inspection system.

  • Marginal note:Contents of application

    (2) The application must include the following information:

    • (a) the name of the person who conducts any relevant activities and the establishment’s address;

    • (b) the establishment’s registration number, or another identification number for the establishment, that is provided by the foreign state;

    • (c) a statement that identifies the system in respect of which the application is made;

    • (d) a declaration by the authorized representative of the foreign state who makes the application that states that the system in respect of which the application is made is subject to the foreign state’s recognized inspection system and meets the requirements of that inspection system that apply to the conduct of those activities in respect of meat products that are intended to be exported to Canada; and

    • (e) the name, title and signature of the authorized representative of the foreign state who makes the application.

  • Marginal note:Recognition by Minister

    (3) The Minister must recognize a system of manufacturing, processing, treating, preserving, handling, testing, grading, coding, slaughtering, storing, packaging or labelling in respect of which an application is made if

    • (a) the foreign state’s inspection system for the relevant meat products is recognized under subsection 170(3); and

    • (b) the system of manufacturing, processing, treating, preserving, handling, testing, grading, coding, slaughtering, storing, packaging or labelling is subject to the inspection system referred to in paragraph (a) and meets the requirements of that inspection system that apply to those activities in respect of meat products that are intended to be exported to Canada.

 
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