Health of Animals Regulations (C.R.C., c. 296)

Regulations are current to 2017-06-05 and last amended on 2017-05-19. Previous Versions

 Every person to whom a permit or licence is issued under these Regulations shall comply with the conditions contained in the permit or licence.

  • SOR/93-159, s. 18.

Issue of Licences by an Inspector

  •  (1) An inspector may issue a licence authorizing the marketing, selling, disposing, exposing for sale or transporting of animals or things affected with or suffering from or suspected of being affected with or suffering from infectious or contagious disease.

  • (2) A licence issued pursuant to subsection (1) may state how, when and where animals or things affected with or suffering from or suspected of being affected with or suffering from infectious or contagious disease may be marketed, sold, disposed of, exposed for sale or transported.

  • (3) A licence issued pursuant to subsection (1) is valid only when used by the person to whom it is issued.

  • (4) No person shall sell or transfer a licence issued pursuant to subsection (1) to any other person.

  • SOR/78-597, s. 16.

PART XIVFood for Ruminants, Livestock and Poultry, Rendering Plants, Fertilizers and Fertilizer Supplements

[SOR/2006-147, s. 20]

Prohibited Material

  •  (1) In this Part, prohibited material means anything that is, or that contains any, protein that originated from a mammal, other than

    • (a) a porcine or equine;

    • (b) milk or products of milk;

    • (c) gelatin derived exclusively from hides or skins or products of gelatin derived exclusively from hides or skins;

    • (d) blood or products of blood; or

    • (e) rendered fats, derived from ruminants, that contain no more than 0.15% insoluble impurities or their products.

  • (2) Prohibited material that has been treated in a manner approved by the Minister to inactivate the agents that cause transmissible spongiform encephalopathies is no longer prohibited material.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 21.
  •  (1) A person who identifies prohibited material by means of adding to it a marker or tracer substance that has been approved by the Minister in the manner specified in that approval, is not required to keep the records referred to in subsections 165(2) and 166(2) and section 171.

  • (2) Every person who identifies prohibited material in accordance with subsection (1) shall maintain a record of the manner in which the marker or tracer substance was added to the prohibited material.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4.

Feeding Prohibited Material to a Ruminant.

 No person shall feed prohibited material to a ruminant.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4.

Rendering Plants

  •  (1) No person shall operate a rendering plant unless the person does so under a permit issued in accordance with section 160.

  • (1.1) No person who operates a rendering plant shall manufacture a prohibited material on the same premises as material not prohibited from being fed to ruminants without having dedicated manufacturing lines, equipment and conveyances to prevent the mixing or contamination of material not prohibited from being fed to ruminants with or by prohibited material.

  • (2) Every person who operates a rendering plant shall keep a record of

    • (a) the date of production of all products of the rendering plant;

    • (b) whether or not any product of the rendering plant is, or contains any, prohibited material;

    • (c) the name, and quantity of, and any other information that is sufficient to identify, the products of the rendering plant; and

    • (d) the name and address of any person to whom any product of the rendering plant is distributed or sold and the information referred to in paragraph (c) with respect to that product.

  • (3) The records that are required by subsection (2) to be kept by a person who operates a rendering plant shall be kept by that person for 10 years from the date the requirement arises.

  • (4) No person who operates a rendering plant shall distribute or sell any product of the rendering plant that contains prohibited material unless the documentation required by these Regulations relating to the product and any label on any packaging or container containing the product is marked conspicuously, legibly and indelibly with the following statement:

    “Feeding this product to cattle, sheep, deer or other ruminants is illegal and is subject to fines or other punishment under the Health of Animals Act./Il est interdit d’en nourrir les boeufs, moutons, cerfs et autres ruminants et des amendes ou autres peines sont prévues à cet égard par la Loi sur la santé des animaux.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 22;
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 8.

Importation of Products of Rendering Plants

  •  (1) No person shall import any product of a rendering plant unless the person does so under a permit issued in accordance with section 160.

  • (2) Every person who imports or has the possession, care or control of any product of a rendering plant shall keep for 10 years a record of

    • (a) the name and address of the rendering plant and the date of production of the product;

    • (b) the name and address of the exporter;

    • (c) the name, lot number and quantity of the product and any other information that is sufficient to identify the product;

    • (d) the name and address of any person to whom any product is distributed or sold and the information referred to in paragraph (c) with respect to that product; and

    • (e) whether or not the product is, or contains any, prohibited material.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 23;
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 9.

Importation or Sale of Products of Rendering Plants

 No person who imports or has the possession, care or control of a product of a rendering plant shall sell or distribute the product unless the documentation required by these Regulations relating to the product and any label on any packaging or container containing the product is marked conspicuously, legibly and indelibly with the statement referred to in subsection 165(4).

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4;
  • SOR/2009-220, s. 4.

Recall Procedures

  •  (1) Every person who operates a rendering plant shall establish and maintain written procedures to facilitate an effective recall of the products of the plant.

  • (2) Every person who imports any product of a rendering plant shall establish and maintain written procedures to facilitate an effective recall of the product.

  • SOR/2006-147, s. 24;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 61(F).

Food and Food Ingredients

 No person shall import, manufacture, package, label, store, distribute, sell or advertise for sale any animal food for ruminants that contains prohibited material.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4.

 No person shall import, manufacture, package, store, distribute, sell or advertise for sale any animal food for equines, porcines, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, ratites or game birds that contains prohibited material unless the documentation required by these Regulations relating to the animal food and any label on any packaging or container containing the animal food is marked conspicuously, legibly and indelibly with a statement approved by the Minister that indicates that the animal food shall not be fed to ruminants.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4.
  •  (1) No person shall have any prohibited material or anything, including an animal food for equines, porcines, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, ratites or game birds, that contains prohibited material on the same premises or in the same conveyance as a product of a rendering plant that does not contain prohibited material or any animal food for ruminants, without having procedures to prevent the mixing or contamination of the rendering plant product or animal food for ruminants, with prohibited material.

  • (2) In a case referred to in subsection (1), the person shall

    • (a) ensure that the procedures are followed from the time the product or animal food is received until it leaves their possession, care or control; and

    • (b) keep for 10 years a written record of the rendering plant products, the animal food for ruminants and the prohibited material.

  • (3) If a person fails to comply with subsection (1),

    • (a) the person shall change the records to show that all of the product or animal food is prohibited material and any label on any packaging or container containing the product or animal food shall be marked conspicuously, legibly and indelibly with a statement approved by the Minister that indicates that the product or animal food shall not be fed to ruminants;

    • (b) all of the product or animal food shall be considered to be prohibited material for the purposes of section 164; and

    • (c) the person shall recall any product or animal food that may have been destined for feeding to ruminants if the product or animal food is found to contain prohibited material or if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the product or animal food contains prohibited material.

  • SOR/97-362, s. 4;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 25.
 
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