Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
Marginal note:Ante-mortem inspection
139 (1) Within 24 hours before the slaughter of a food animal other than a game animal and in accordance with the document entitled Ante-mortem Examination and Presentation Procedures for Food Animals, prepared by the Agency and published on its website, as amended from time to time, a licence holder must, for the purpose of an ante-mortem inspection, present the food animal or a sample from the shipment that the food animal is part of and, in the case an equine or a bird other than an ostrich, a rhea or an emu, the documents referred to in subsection 165(1) to a veterinary inspector or to an inspector under the supervision of a veterinary inspector.
(2) If an inspector who is not a veterinary inspector suspects that the food animal shows a deviation from normal behaviour, physiology or appearance, the licence holder must hold it for an inspection by a veterinary inspector.
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