Livestock and Poultry Carcass Grading Regulations (SOR/92-541)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-01-14. Previous Versions

PART VIIGrade Names and Grade Standards for Poultry Carcasses (continued)

Poultry Marking

 As a condition to the application or use of a grade name prescribed by these Regulations, every container of processed poultry shall, subject to this Part, be marked in accordance with sections 64 to 67, the Food and Drug Regulations, the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations and the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990.

  • SOR/95-216, s. 12
  •  (1) Every container of processed poultry shall be marked with the following information:

    • (a) the grade name of the poultry;

    • (b) the words “With Giblets” and “Avec abattis”, if giblets are packed with the poultry;

    • (c) the establishment number of the establishment at which the processed poultry was prepared, unless the establishment number is

      • (i) marked on a label attached to the container or clearly engraved on a metal clip that seals the wrapping containing the poultry, or

      • (ii) marked on every tag attached to the poultry;

    • (d) in the case of a container of processed poultry that is a prepackaged product,

      • (i) the common name of the poultry,

      • (ii) the identity and principal place of business of the person by or for whom the poultry was produced for sale, and

      • (iii) all markings required by these Regulations to be shown on the label of the poultry in the form and manner required by subsection 6(2) of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations; and

    • (e) in the case of a container of processed poultry that is not a prepackaged product,

      • (i) the common name of the poultry,

      • (ii) the words “For Further Processing” or “Pour transformation ultérieure”, where the container contains poultry that is not individually marked and is intended for further processing,

      • (iii) the name and address of the establishment,

      • (iv) the net weight of the poultry, and

      • (v) the words “May Contain Kidneys” or “Peut contenir les reins”, where the kidneys have not been removed, the poultry in the container is not marked with those words and

        • (A) the poultry is chicken or Rock Cornish hen and the poultry carcass weighs no more than 2 kg, or

        • (B) the poultry is a duck and the poultry carcass weighs no more than 3 kg.

  • (2) Where processed poultry is prepackaged, it shall be marked with the following information in addition to the information referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) if the container is a wrapping,

      • (i) the common name of the ingredients and components of the poultry if the poultry has been basted, and

      • (ii) the instructions for storage in the form and manner required under the Food and Drugs Act;

    • (b) the words “basted — imprégné”, “pre-basted — pré-imprégné”, “deep basted — imprégné en profondeur” or “self basted — auto-imprégné” and the words “graded before basting — classé avant imprégnation” if the poultry has been basted;

    • (c) the words “may have parts missing — des parties peuvent manquer”, if the poultry is graded Canada Utility;

    • (d) the words “breast bone removed — bréchet enlevé”, if the breast bone has been removed;

    • (e) the words “May Contain Kidneys” and “Peut contenir les reins”, if the kidneys have not been removed and

      • (i) the poultry is chicken or Rock Cornish hen and the poultry carcass weighs no more than 2 kg, or

      • (ii) the poultry is a duck and the poultry carcass weighs no more than 3 kg;

    • (f) the words “Stuffed” and “Farci” and the words “Graded Before Stuffing” and “Classé avant d’être farci”, if the processed poultry has been stuffed; and

    • (g) the words “Seasoned” and “Assaisonné” and the words “Graded Before Seasoning” and “Classé avant assaisonnement”, if the processed poultry has been seasoned.

  • (3) Subject to this Part, the information required to be shown on a container of processed poultry or on tag attached to processed poultry shall be shown in the official language or languages and in the form and manner that information is required by the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations to be shown.

  • (4) Subject to subsections (5) and (6), where a poultry carcass is not individually wrapped, the following information shall be shown on a tag attached to the V of the wishbone of the carcass:

    • (a) the common name of the poultry;

    • (b) the grade name of the carcass, shown in white letters within the outline of a maple leaf in the same proportion as that illustrated in Schedule I to this Part;

    • (c) the identity and principal place of business of the person by or for whom the carcass was packaged for resale;

    • (d) the establishment number; and

    • (e) the words “May Contain Kidneys” and “Peut contenir les reins”, if the kidneys have not been removed and

      • (i) the poultry is chicken or Rock Cornish hen and the poultry carcass weighs no more than 2 kg, or

      • (ii) the poultry is a duck and the poultry carcass weighs no more than 3 kg.

  • (5) The information required by subsection (4) to be shown on a tag shall be shown in a size of type not less than 1.5 mm in height.

  • (6) Subsection (4) does not apply to a poultry carcass packed in a container marked with the words “For Further Processing” or “Pour transformation ultérieure”.

  • (7) Where processed poultry is individually wrapped, the identity referred to in paragraph 12(b) of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations and the grade name of the poultry shall be shown on that part of the wrapping lying immediately on or over the anterior centre of the breast of the poultry.

  • (8) Where processed poultry is not a prepackaged product, the information required by subsection (1) may be shown on the container or on a label attached to the container.

  • (9) Where processed poultry is not a prepackaged product and the information required by subsection (1) is shown on a label, the label shall be not less than 7.5 cm by 10 cm in dimension and the information on it shall be shown in a size of type not less than 6 mm in height for the common name and grade name and 3 mm in height for the other information.

  • (10) Where processed poultry is not a prepackaged product and the information required by subsection (1) is shown on a container, the information shall be shown in a size of type not less than 6 mm in height.

  • SOR/95-216, s. 12
  • SOR/98-587, s. 3
  •  (1) In the case of a prepackaged product graded Canada A or Canada C, the identity referred to in paragraph 12(b) of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations and the letter A or C in the grade name shall be shown in bold face type and shall be of not less than the following height:

    • (a) 3 mm where the net weight of the processed poultry is 1 kg or less;

    • (b) 6 mm where the net weight of the processed poultry is more than 1 kg but not more than 5 kg; and

    • (c) 9 mm where the net weight of the processed poultry is more than 5 kg.

  • (2) In the case of a prepackaged product graded Canada Utility, the word “Utility” in the grade name shall be shown in bold face type in letters of not less than the following height:

    • (a) 3 mm where the net weight of the processed poultry is 5 kg or less; and

    • (b) 5 mm where the net weight of the processed poultry is more than 5 kg.

  • SOR/95-216, s. 12
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (5), where processed poultry is graded Canada A, Canada Utility or Canada C, the grade name shall be shown in white letters within the outline of a maple leaf in the same proportion as that illustrated in Schedule I to this Part and shall be shown

    • (a) where the poultry is a prepackaged product, on the container;

    • (b) where the poultry is not a prepackaged product and is in a container, on the container or on a label attached to the container; or

    • (c) where a tag is attached to the poultry, on the tag.

  • (2) Where processed poultry is not a prepackaged product and is in a container, the grade name may be shown in black letters within the outline of the maple leaf.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), the outline of a maple leaf required to be shown on a container, tag or label pursuant to subsection (1) or (2) shall be

    • (a) red, where the poultry is graded Canada A;

    • (b) blue, where the poultry is graded Canada Utility; and

    • (c) brown, where the poultry is graded Canada C.

  • (4) Where the processed poultry is not a prepackaged product and is in a container, the outline of a maple leaf required by subsection (1) to be shown may be the colour for the grade set out in subsection (3) or may be black.

  • (5) Where a container of processed poultry is a box, case or other enclosure, the grade name required by subsection (1) to be shown is not required to be within the outline of a maple leaf.

  • (6) Subject to subsection (7), the common name of processed poultry and the words “Product of Canada — Produit du Canada”, if marked, shall be shown in the same colour as the maple leaf for the grade set out in subsection (3) and

    • (a) where the poultry is a prepackaged product, shall be shown on the container; or

    • (b) where the grade name of the poultry is marked on a tag attached to the poultry, shall be shown on the tag.

  • (7) Where processed poultry is not a prepackaged product and is in a container, the common name of the processed poultry and the words “Product of Canada — Produit du Canada” may be shown in black letters on the container or on a label attached to the container.

  • SOR/95-216, s. 12
 
Date modified: