Method of Production Claims

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Animal By-product

Animal by-product includes blood or any of its components, bones, bristles, feathers, flesh, hair, hides, hoofs, horns, offal, skins and wool, and anything containing any of those things [2(1), Health of Animals Act].

Animal Product

Animal product includes cream, eggs, milk, non-fertilized ova and semen [2(1), Health of Animals Act].


Antibiotic is any drug or combination of drugs such as those named in C.01.410 to C.01.592 which is prepared from certain micro-organisms, or which formerly was prepared from micro-organisms but is now made synthetically and which possesses inhibitory action on the growth of other micro-organisms [C.01.001(1), Food and Drug Regulations].

Antimicrobial Agent

Antimicrobial agent means a naturally occurring, semi-synthetic or synthetic substance that exhibits antimicrobial activity (kills or inhibits the growth of micro-organisms) at concentrations attainable in vivo. Anthelmintics and substances classed as disinfectants or antiseptics are excluded from this definition. (OIE: World Organisation for Animal Health)Footnote 4


For the purpose of a grain fed claim:

Grain includes barley, beans, buckwheat, canola, chick peas, corn, fababeans, flaxseed, lentils, mixed grain, mustard seed, oats, peas, rapeseed, rye, safflower seed, soybeans, sunflower seed, triticale and wheat [Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations].

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