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Feeds Regulations, 1983

Version of section 19 from 2007-07-12 to 2019-01-14:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a feed shall not contain

    • (a) more than one-half of one per cent of the seeds of weeds listed in Table I of Schedule II except when screenings are sold or offered for sale singly, in which case the screenings may contain any amount not exceeding one per cent of such materials and an additional one per cent of wild mustard and hare’s ear mustard seed;

    • (b) fluorine in an amount likely to be deleterious to livestock or exceeding the following proportions:

      • (i) 0.2 per cent (2 000 mg/kg) in any mineral feed for cattle, sheep or horses containing nine per cent or less of phosphorus,

      • (ii) 0.3 per cent (3 000 mg/kg) in any mineral feed for cattle, sheep or horses containing greater than nine per cent of phosphorus,

      • (iii) 0.6 per cent (6 000 mg/kg) in a mineral feed for swine, and

      • (iv) in a complete or balanced feed

        • (A) 0.004 per cent (40 mg/kg) for horses and rabbits,

        • (B) 0.005 per cent (50 mg/kg) for cattle and sheep,

        • (C) 0.015 per cent (150 mg/kg) for swine and turkeys, and

        • (D) 0.020 per cent (200 mg/kg) for chickens;

    • (c) must, mould or damage from heat or any other cause that would

      • (i) render it unfit for feed, or

      • (ii) make it unsafe for feeding in proportions commonly used;

    • (d) any product of animal, fish or bird origin that is not fresh or sound or that has not been properly processed in accordance with good manufacturing practice;

    • (d.1) proteins in any form derived in Canada

      • (i) except in accordance with a permit issued under section 160 of the Health of Animals Regulations for the purpose of section 6.4 of those Regulations, from specified risk material, or

      • (ii) from the carcasses of any ruminants, other than cattle, that died or were condemned before they otherwise would have been slaughtered for human consumption as food;

    • (d.2) proteins in any form derived from the carcass of an animal other than

      • (i) a fish, or

      • (ii) a food animal, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990, that was slaughtered for human consumption as food or was raised for slaughter for human consumption as food;

    • (d.3) a fat that is or may contain a fat derived from a ruminant and containing more than 0.15% insoluble impurities;

    • (e) more than 0.2 per cent feathers or sawdust or more than 0.3 per cent of feathers and sawdust combined;

    • (f) any extraneous material except in such amounts as are unavoidable in good manufacturing practice;

    • (g) any chaff, dust, knuckles or like material, except as a declared ingredient or as a recognized tolerance in a declared ingredient;

    • (h) in the case of a feed that is chopped, crushed or ground, more than 15 viable seeds per 30 g of the weeds listed in Table 2 of Schedule II;

    • (i) aflatoxins in an amount exceeding 20 parts per billion;

    • (j) any material in quantities that could, when fed in proportions commonly used or as specified in the feeding directions, result in the production of an article of food that is prohibited from sale by virtue of section 4 of the Food and Drugs Act; or

    • (k) any material, other than those referred to in paragraphs (a) to (j), in quantities likely to be deleterious to livestock, when fed in proportions commonly used or as specified in the feeding directions.

  • (2) A feed labelled with instructions for feeding only to beef cattle three months of age or over and with a caution to discontinue the feeding of it at least 48 hours before marketing or slaughter may contain up to 15 per cent in the aggregate of the materials listed in Table 1 of Schedule II, except darnel and purple cockle.

  • (3) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to unground screenings when labelled or invoiced as cereals grain screenings uncleaned (uncleaned screenings) or cereals grain screenings refuse (refuse screenings).

  • SOR/90-73, s. 7(F)
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 4
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