Safe Food for Canadians Regulations
Marginal note:Non-compliant food
18 (1) Any person may send or convey from one province to another or import a food that does not meet the requirements of the Act or these Regulations — other than section 189 as that section relates to fresh fruits or vegetables, processed fruit or vegetable products or honey, sections 190 to 193, section 306 as that section relates to fresh fruits or vegetables or processed fruit or vegetable products and Volume 4 of the Standards of Identity Document — if
(a) a label that bears the expression “For Further Preparation Only” or “pour conditionnement ultérieur seulement” is applied or attached to the food or accompanies it;
(b) subject to subsection 8(2), the food is manufactured, processed, treated, preserved, graded, packaged or labelled so that it meets the requirements that are set out in the Act and these Regulations within
(i) three months after the day on which the food is sent or conveyed from one province to another or is imported, or
(ii) any longer period that is specified by the Minister at the person’s written request; and
(c) in the case of import, the food is not a meat product.
(2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply in respect of
(a) a beef carcass, or a carcass side, hind quarter, front quarter, primal cut or sub-primal cut of a beef carcass, that meets the requirements that are set out in paragraph 306(2)(f);
(b) a processed fruit or vegetable product that is labelled under paragraph 306(3)(a); or
(c) honey that is labelled under paragraph 306(3)(b).
Marginal note:Licence holder
(3) The activities referred to in paragraph (1)(b), other than the grading of a livestock carcass or a poultry carcass, must be conducted by a licence holder.
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