Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice
Part 10 - Meat Products Inspection Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

"Act" means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

"Regulations" means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. (1) The fees set out in items 4 to 7 of table 1 and in table 3 to this Part shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the fees set out in items 2 and 3 of table 1 and in table 2 are payable as follows:

(a) 25 per cent of the amount, on receipt of an invoice from the Agency; and

(b) the remainder of the annual amount, in three equal instalments at equal time intervals within the year.

(3) If the fees set out in items 2 and 3 of table 1 and in table 2 are less than $1,000, they shall be paid in full on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(4) The fee set out in item 1 of table 1 shall be paid at the time the application for a licence or renewal of a licence is submitted, except if a person has a charge account with the Agency, in which case they are payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

3. (1) Subject to subsection (4), if the Minister has adjusted the minimum number of hours of inspection or the number of inspection stations in accordance with subsection 44(2) of the Regulations, the amount of the fee set out in item 3 of table 1 or in table 2, as the case may be, is adjusted to the applicable amount of those fees.

(2) If the fee is adjusted upward, the adjustment of the fee is effective on the day on which the change referred to in subsection 44(1) of the Regulations occurs.

(3) If the fee is adjusted downward, the adjustment of the fee is effective:

(a) on the day on which the change referred to in subsection 44(1) of the Regulations occurs, if the Minister is notified in accordance with that subsection at least one month before that day;

(b) on the day that is one month after the day on which the Minister is notified of the change in accordance with subsection 44(1) of the Regulations, if the Minister is notified less than one month before the day on which the change occurs; and

(c) on the day that is one month after the day on which the change referred to in subsection 44(1) of the Regulations occurs, in any other case.

(4) In the case referred to in paragraph (3)(b) or (c), the fee shall not be adjusted if the change is no longer in effect on the day on which the adjustment would otherwise have been effective.

Table 1

Meat Products Inspection Fees
Item Column 1
Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use
Column 2
Fee
Licence
1.
For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act $250 per licence, valid for 2 years
Inspection at establishments identified in a licence
2.
(1) Subject to subitem (2), for the inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment identified in a licence, and the meat products in it, in the case where one or more of the following activities as identified in the licence, is conducted by the licence holder: $300 per year per establishment
(a) the inspection of imported or detained meat products requiring refrigeration or freezing  
(b) the inspection of imported or detained meat products not requiring refrigeration or freezing  
(c) the refrigeration, freezing and storage of refrigerated and frozen meat products  
(d) the storage of meat products not requiring refrigeration or freezing  
(2) The fees referred to in subitem (1) are fixed for a 12 month period and shall be reduced proportionally on a daily basis if the establishment identified in the licence operates for less than 12 months  
3. (1) Subject to subitem (2), for the inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment and the animals and meat products in it, where food animals are slaughtered by a licence holder:  
(a) in respect of each inspection station referred to in subsection 41(1) of the Regulations  
(i) for the slaughter of poultry other than ostriches, emus and rheas $16,218 per station per year
(ii) for the slaughter of other food animals $9,855 per station per year
(b) in respect of each additional inspection station provided pursuant to subsection 41(3) of the Regulations $24, 657 per station per year

(2) The fees referred to in subitem (1) are set out for a work shift of five days in a work week, for a 12-month period, and shall be reduced proportionally on a daily basis if the work shift is less than five days in a work week or covers less than 12 months

 
4. In addition to the fee set out in item 3, in the case where food animals are slaughtered by a licence holder, for the inspection under section 24 of the Act on an hourly basis, of the establishment and the animals and meat products in it, in respect of each additional inspection station provided pursuant to subsection 41(3) of the Regulations $53 per hour, subject to a minimum fee of $159
Export
5.
For the issuance of a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act $15
Import
6.
For the verification of import information as referred to in subsection 13(1) of the Regulations, and inspection of meat products under section 24 of the Act $68
Re-inspections
7.
For an inspection carried out to determine whether corrective action has been taken for the purpose of addressing a contravention of the Regulations $53 per hour

4.(1) Subject to subsection (2), if a licence is issued under section 20 of the Act for the processing or packaging and labelling of meat products, the annual fee payable for the inspection under section 24 of the Act of each establishment identified in the licence and the meat products in it, in respect of each work shift, is the amount set out in table 2 of this Part.

(2) The fees referred to in subsection (1) are set out for a 12-month period and shall be reduced proportionally on a daily basis if the establishment identified in the licence operates for less than 12 months.

Table 2

Annual Fees per Work Shift
Item Column 1
Minimum number of hours of inspection required per year for the work shift, as determined in accordance with section 42 of the Regulations
Column 2
Annual fee payable for the work shift
1. 0 - 373.4 $2,450
2. 373.5 - 746.9 $3,700
3. 747 - 1,120.4 $4,510
4. 1,120.5 - 1,493.9 $5,750
5. 1,494 or more $7,225

Table 3

Analyses and Tests
Item Column 1
Analysis or test
Column 2
Fee
1. Antibiotic screening (STOP Test) $30
2. Sulfonamides (TLC) $51
3. Chloramphenicol (Card) $22
4. Chloramphenicol (LCMS) $227
5. LCMS Confirmation $364
6. Penicillin (LC) $55
7. Tetracycline (LC) $80
8. Macrolide (Charm II) $24
9. Streptomycin (LC) $154
10. Streptomycin (Charm II) $24
11. Trichinella - swine $0.71
12. Trichinella - horses and other species $3.53
13. Kidney Inhibition Swab (KIS) Test $14.25
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