Part 10 - Meat Products Inspection Fees

Interpretation

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

"Act" means the Meat Inspection Act. (Loi)

"Regulations" means the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990. (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 3 to 7 of table 1 and in table 3 shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the fees set out in items 1 and 2 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 amount, in three equal instalments at equal time intervals within the period covered by the licence.

(3) If the fees set out in items 1 and 2 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.

3. (1) Subject to subsection (4), if the Director has re-determined a number of hours of inspection or a number of inspection stations in accordance with subsection 128(6) of the Regulations, the amount of the fee set out in item 2 of table 1 or in table 2, as the case may be, is adjusted.

(2) If the fee is adjusted upward, the adjustment of the fee is effective on the day on which the applicable situation referred to in subsection 128(5) 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 applicable situation referred to in subsection 128(5) of the Regulations occurs, if the Director 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 Director is notified in accordance with subsection 128(5) of the Regulations, if the Director is notified less than one month before the day on which the situation occurs; and

(c) on the day that is one month after the day on which the situation referred to in subsection 128(5) 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(4) In the case referred to in paragraph (3)(b) or (c), the fee shall not be adjusted if the situation is no longer in effect on the day on which the adjustment would otherwise have been effective.

Table 1

Item Column 1
Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use
Column 2
Fee
inspection at registered establishments

1.

(1) Subject to subitem (2), for the inspection of a registered establishment and the meat products in it, if that establishment is registered for one or more of the following activities: $300 per year
  (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 set out for a 12-month period and shall be reduced proportionally on a daily basis if the licence to operate the registered establishment is issued for less than 12 months.  
2. (1) Subject to subitem (2), for the inspection of a registered establishment and the animals and meat products in it, if the establishment is registered for the slaughter of food animals:  
  (a) in respect of each inspection station referred to in subsection 128(2) of the Regulations  
  (i) for the slaughter of poultry other than ostriches, emus and rheas $16,218 per year
  (ii) for the slaughter of other food animals $9,855 per year
  (b) in respect of each additional inspection station provided pursuant to subsection 128(3) of the Regulations $24,657 per year
  (2) The fees referred to in subitem (1) are set out for a scheduled 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 scheduled work shift is less than five days in a work week or covers less than 12 months or if the licence to operate the registered establishment is issued for less than 12 months.  
3. In addition to the fee set out in item 2, in the case of an establishment registered for the slaughter of food animals for the inspection of that registered establishment and the animals and meat products in it, in respect of each additional inspection station provided pursuant to subsection 128(4) of the Regulations $53 per hour, subject to a minimum fee of $159
export

4.

For a certificate authorizing the export of meat products issued under paragraph 7(c) of the Act $15
import

5.

For the verification of import documents in respect of a meat product, carried out under subsection 9(2) of the Act and subsection 3(6) of the Regulations, $68
re-inspections

6.

For an inspection carried out to ensure that a contravention of the Regulations has been corrected $53 per hour
labels and recipes

7.

(1) Subject to subitems (3) to (5), for the registration of a label or recipe submitted pursuant to paragraph 110(1)(a) of the Regulations $100
  (2) Subject to subitems (3) to (5), to change a label that is already registered, to register a new label with a recipe that is already registered or to review a label for a meat product that is not a prepared meat product $45
  (3) If a change made to a registered label does not affect the information required by the Regulations to be on the label, no fee is payable for the registration of the changed label.  
  (4) If a change is made to a registered label or recipe as a result of an amendment to the Regulations, no fee is payable for the registration of the changed label or recipe.  
  (5) No fee is payable for the registration of a label or recipe for the following meat products:  
  (a) casings;  
  (b) lard, leaf lard, suet, tallow, shortening and other rendered animal fat; and  
  (c) prepared meat products that have not been dehydrated, fermented, smoked or submitted to any heat treatment.  

4.(1) Subject to subsection (2), if an establishment is registered for the processing or packaging and labelling of meat products, the annual fee payable for the inspection of that registered establishment and the meat products in it, in respect of each scheduled 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 licence to operate the registered establishment is issued for less than 12 months or if the scheduled work shift covers less than 12 months.

Table 2

Annual Fees per Scheduled Work Shift

Item Column 1
Minimum number of hours of inspection required per year for the scheduled work shift, as determined in accordance with subsection 128(1) of the Regulations
Column 2
Annual fee payable for the scheduled 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 (amended: Canada Gazette Part I, April 21, 2012) $14.25

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