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Cannabis Regulations (SOR/2018-144)

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Regulations are current to 2021-09-11 and last amended on 2020-10-17. Previous Versions

PART 5Good Production Practices (continued)

Additional Requirements — Holder of Licence for Processing (continued)

Marginal note:Land — risk of contamination

 If any land that forms part of a site set out in a licence for processing, or any land that is located near such a site, presents a risk of contamination of cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient, the holder of the licence must take measures to eliminate the risk.

Marginal note:Removal and disposal of contaminated materials and waste

  •  (1) A holder of a licence for processing must ensure that any building or part of a building where cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient is produced, packaged, labelled or stored has means for the removal and disposal of contaminated materials and waste and, if necessary to prevent contamination of the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient, that the building or part of the building is equipped with a drainage, sewage and plumbing system that functions in accordance with its intended use.

  • Marginal note:Frequency and manner

    (2) The holder of the licence must ensure that contaminated materials and waste are removed and disposed of at a frequency that is sufficient to prevent contamination of the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient and in a manner that does not present a risk of contamination of the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient.

Marginal note:Conveyances and equipment

 A holder of a licence for processing must ensure that any conveyance or equipment that is used at the site set out in the licence to handle any contaminated materials or any waste, unless that conveyance or equipment does not come into contact with those materials or waste,

  • (a) is used only for that purpose;

  • (b) is identified as being reserved for that purpose; and

  • (c) meets the applicable requirements of section 86.

Marginal note:Clothing, footwear and protective coverings

 A holder of a licence for processing must ensure that any individual who enters or is in any building or part of a building where cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient is produced, packaged, labelled, stored, sampled or tested wears clothing, footwear and protective coverings, including gloves, a hairnet, a beard net and a smock, that are in good condition, clean and in sanitary condition and that are appropriate for the activity being conducted with the cannabis or thing that will be used as an ingredient.

Marginal note:Identification and analysis of hazards

  •  (1) A holder of a licence for processing that produces a cannabis extract or edible cannabis must identify and analyze the biological, chemical and physical hazards that present a risk of contamination of the cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient in the production of the cannabis extract or edible cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Prevention, elimination and reduction of hazards

    (2) The holder of the licence must prevent, eliminate or reduce to an acceptable level the hazards referred to in subsection (1) by using control measures that are shown by evidence to be effective, including any treatment or process.

Marginal note:Preventive control plan

  •  (1) A holder of a licence for processing that conducts activities in relation to a cannabis extract or edible cannabis must prepare, retain, maintain and implement a written preventive control plan for any activity they conduct in respect of the cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient in the production of the cannabis extract or edible cannabis.

  • Marginal note:Content of preventive control plan

    (2) The preventive control plan must include

    • (a) a description of the measures for ensuring that the applicable requirements of sections 101.3, 101.4, 102, 102.2, 102.3, 102.5 and 102.6 are met;

    • (b) in relation to the applicable requirements of these Regulations,

      • (i) a description of the biological, chemical and physical hazards that are identified under subsection 88.93(1) that present a risk of contamination of the cannabis extract, edible cannabis or anything that will be used as an ingredient in the production of the cannabis extract or edible cannabis,

      • (ii) a description of the control measures for preventing, eliminating or reducing to an acceptable level the hazards referred to in subparagraph (i) and the evidence that the control measures are effective,

      • (iii) a description of the critical control points, the related control measures and the evidence that the control measures are effective,

      • (iv) a description of the critical limits for each critical control point,

      • (v) the procedures for monitoring the critical control points in relation to their critical limits,

      • (vi) the corrective action procedures for each critical control point,

      • (vii) the procedures for verifying that the implementation of the preventive control plan results in compliance with these Regulations, and

      • (viii) documents that substantiate that the preventive control plan has been implemented with respect to subparagraphs (i) to (vii); and

    • (c) supporting documents that show evidence of the information recorded under paragraph (a) and subparagraphs (b)(i) to (vii).

  • Marginal note:Retention period

    (3) Each document referred to in subparagraph (2)(b)(viii) must be retained for at least two years after the day on which it is prepared.

Testing

Marginal note:Sale and exportation — cannabis product

 A holder of a licence must not sell or export a cannabis product unless the applicable requirements set out in sections 90 to 92 have been met.

Marginal note:Testing for phytocannabinoids

  •  (1) Testing for the quantity or concentration, as the case may be, of THC, THCA, CBD and CBDA must be conducted on each lot or batch of cannabis, other than cannabis plants or cannabis plant seeds, that

    • (a) is or will become a cannabis product; or

    • (b) is or will be contained in a cannabis accessory that is or will become a cannabis product.

  • Marginal note:Timing of testing

    (2) The testing must be conducted on the final form of the cannabis, either before or after it — or the cannabis accessory that contains it — is packaged and labelled as a cannabis product.

Marginal note:Testing for contaminants

  •  (1) Testing for microbial and chemical contaminants — other than residues of a pest control product or its components or derivatives — must be conducted on

    • (a) each lot or batch of cannabis — other than cannabis plants, cannabis plant seeds or edible cannabis — that

      • (i) is or will become a cannabis product, or

      • (ii) is or will be contained in a cannabis accessory that is or will become a cannabis product; or

    • (b) each lot or batch of cannabis — other than cannabis plant seeds — that

      • (i) is used to produce the cannabis referred to in paragraph (a), or

      • (ii) is used to produce edible cannabis that is or will become a cannabis product, or that is or will be contained in a cannabis accessory that is or will become a cannabis product.

  • Marginal note:Timing of testing

    (2) The testing on a lot or batch of cannabis must be conducted as follows:

    • (a) the testing referred to in paragraph (1)(a) must be conducted on the final form of the cannabis, either before or after it — or the cannabis accessory that contains it — is packaged and labelled as a cannabis product; and

    • (b) the testing referred to in paragraph (1)(b) must be conducted after the final step in the production process during which the contaminants referred to in subsection (1) could have been introduced or could be concentrated, whichever is later.

  • Marginal note:Tolerance limits

    (3) The results of the testing referred to in subsection (1) must enable a determination of whether the contaminants, if any, are or will be within the tolerance limits referred to in subsection 93(3) or 94(2) or section 101.1, as the case may be.

 
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