Chapter 14 - Enforcement
14.3 Official Tags and Documents

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The official tags and documents described by this table can be accessed through your local CFIA inspector, veterinarian or CVS Coordinator.
Name Use Platform Form #
Detention Tag
(single red tag)
Used by an inspector to identify a product or other thing when he or she believes on reasonable grounds that a contravention to the Act and Regulations has occurred. This tag must be used in conjunction with the CFIA/ACIA 3256 Notice of Detention. See 14.2.3 - Seizure and Detention. CFIA Forms Catalogue CFIA/ACIA 0083
Held Tag
(single perforated tag)
Used by an inspector to maintain temporary control on a meat product, animal or other thing suspected in contravention of the Act and Regulations until the operator can take control of or the CFIA can seize and detain the meat product, animal or other thing. CFIA Forms Catalogue CFIA/ACIA 0093
Held Tag
(gang of 3)
Used by an inspector to identify carcasses and their parts for further veterinary examination as well as to hold carcasses and parts pending laboratory analysis results. CFIA Forms Catalogue CFIA/ACIA 0094
Condemned Tag
(single black tag)
Used by an inspector to identify that a meat product is condemned and must be disposed of in a manner as prescribed by the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990. CFIA Forms Catalogue CFIA/ACIA 1429
Held Tag
(gang of 5)
Used by an inspector to identify carcasses and their parts for further veterinary examination as well as to hold carcasses and parts pending laboratory analysis results. CFIA Forms Catalogue CFIA/ACIA 1464
Meat Inspection Identification Tag
(gang of 4)
Used to identify a carcass and its parts (depending on the species: blood, head, viscera and carcass). CFIA Forms Catalogue CFIA/ACIA 1467
Detention Tag / Notice of Detention
(large pink tag and hard copy form)
Used by an inspector to identify a product or other thing when he or she believes on reasonable grounds that a contravention to the Act and Regulations has occurred. See 14.2.3 - Seizure and Detention. CFIA Forms Catalogue CFIA/ACIA 3256
Notice of Release from Detention Form issued when detained products or other things are released from CFIA control. CFIA Forms Catalogue CFIA/ACIA 3257
Inspector's Non-Compliance Report Used by inspector to advance the enforcement process in a situation of non-compliance. Desktop eForms CFIA/ACIA 5393
Enforcement Tracking Form Used to document recommendations and actions taken in the enforcement process Desktop eForms CFIA/ACIA 5517
Enforcement Template Letters
  • Final Notice of Non-Compliance
  • Notice of Suspension of an Operator's Licence
    MIR 29.2 (1)
  • Notice of Suspension of an Operator's Licence
    MIR 29.2 (3)
  • Notice of Suspension of an Authorization to Operate a Post-Mortem Examination Program
    MIR 29.4
  • Refusal to Renew a Licence to Operate
    MIR 29. (4) and 29. (7)
  • Non-Renewal of Licence to Operate
    MIR 29. (4) and 29. (7)
  • Notice of Proposal to Cancel the Licence to Operate with Opportunity to be Heard
    MIR 29.3 (1)(a)
  • Notice of Proposal to Cancel the Licence to Operate with Opportunity to be Heard
    MIR 29.3 (1)(b)
  • Notice of Cancellation of the Licence to Operate
    MIR 29.3 (1)(a)
  • Notice of Cancellation of the Licence to Operate
    MIR 29.3 (1)(b)
  • Notice of Proposal to Cancel the Establishment Registration with Opportunity to be Heard
    MIR 27. (5) and 27. (6)
  • Notice of Cancellation of Establishment Registration
    MIR 27. (5) and 27. (6)
  • End of Enforcement Action
These templates are available on the CVS Web Page
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