Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
Marginal note:Exception — export of non-compliant food
16 (1) Any person may export a food that does not meet the requirements of these Regulations, other than a requirement of paragraph 8(1)(c) or (d) or subsection 15(1), if a label applied or attached to the food bears the word “Export” or “exportation” and
(a) if the foreign state to which the food is exported has a different requirement on the same matter as the unmet requirement, the person prepares a document that substantiates that the foreign state’s requirement has been met; or
(b) if the foreign state to which the food is exported has no requirement on the same matter as the unmet requirement,
(i) the unmet requirement must be a requirement set out in any of subsection 9(1), sections 10, 188 to 192, 195, 197, 201,210, 244 to 249, 253 and 255, subsection 257(2), paragraphs 258(c) and (d), sections 262, 264, 265, 267, 268, 272, 273, 275 and 280, paragraph 286(a), sections 288, 292 to 295, 306 to 308, 312, 313, 316, 322, 324 to 327, 329 and 331, and
(ii) the person prepares a document that sets out the specifications for the unmet requirement as stipulated by the person in the foreign state for whom the exported food is intended.
Marginal note:Retention period — documents
(2) The documents referred to in paragraph (1)(a) and subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) must be kept for two years after the day on which the food is exported.
Marginal note:Additional requirements — meat products
(3) In the case of the export of a meat product under subsection (1), the requirements of paragraphs 168(1)(a) and (b) must also be met.
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