Labelling Requirements for Meat and Poultry Products
Meat Inspection Legend

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The Meat Inspection Legend is an official registered trade-mark of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Subject to the Meat Inspection Act, it is the exclusive property of the Government of Canada and may only be used as authorized by the MIR, 1990.

All labels used in connection with edible meat products produced in a registered establishment must meet all of the requirements of the MIR and include the Meat Inspection Legend, with the exception of labels of bulk containers of fully marked prepackaged meat products.

The Meat Inspection Legend, when placed on a label, must have no transverse measurement through the centre of the legend of less than 10 mm and, where stamped or branded directly on a meat product, must have no transverse measurement through the centre of the legend of less than 25 mm.

For more information, refer to Chapter 7.6.5 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures.

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