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Feeds Act

Version of section 2 from 2015-02-27 to 2019-01-14:

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,


analyst means a person designated as an analyst pursuant to section 6; (analyste)


conveyance means a vessel, aircraft, train, motor vehicle, trailer or other means of transportation, including a cargo container; (véhicule)


document means anything on which information that is capable of being understood by a person, or read by a computer or other device, is recorded or marked; (document)


environment means the components of the Earth and includes

  • (a) air, land and water,

  • (b) all layers of the atmosphere,

  • (c) all organic and inorganic matter and living organisms, and

  • (d) the interacting natural systems that include components referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c); (environnement)


establishment means any place, including a conveyance, where a feed is manufactured, stored, packaged or labelled; (établissement)


feed means any substance or mixture of substances containing amino acids, anti-oxidants, carbohydrates, condiments, enzymes, fats, minerals, non-protein nitrogen products, proteins or vitamins, or pelletizing, colouring, foaming or flavouring agents and any other substance manufactured, sold or represented for use

  • (a) for consumption by livestock,

  • (b) for providing the nutritional requirements of livestock, or

  • (c) for the purpose of preventing or correcting nutritional disorders of livestock,

or any substance for use in any such substance or mixture of substances; (aliments)

inspection mark

inspection mark means a prescribed mark, stamp, seal, product legend, word or design or any combination of those things; (sceau d’inspection)


inspector means a person designated as an inspector pursuant to section 6; (inspecteur)

item to which this Act applies

item to which this Act applies means

  • (a) a feed,

  • (b) anything used in an activity regulated under this Act, and

  • (c) a document that is related to a feed or to any activity regulated under this Act; (chose visée par la présente loi)


label includes any legend, word, mark, symbol or design applied or attached to, included in, belonging to or accompanying any feed or package; (étiquette)


livestock means horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, foxes, fish, mink, rabbits and poultry and includes such other creatures as may be designated by regulation as livestock for the purposes of this Act; (animaux de ferme)


Minister means the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; (ministre)


package includes a sack, bag, barrel, case or any other container in which feeds are placed or packed; (emballage)


penalty means an administrative monetary penalty imposed under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act for a violation; (sanction)


prescribed means prescribed by regulation; (Version anglaise seulement)


sell includes sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale and distribute; (vente)


Tribunal means the Review Tribunal continued by subsection 4.1(1) of the Canada Agricultural Products Act; (Commission)


violation means any contravention of this Act or the regulations that may be proceeded with in accordance with the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act. (violation)

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-9, s. 2
  • 1994, c. 38, s. 25
  • 1995, c. 40, s. 46
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 45
  • 2015, c. 2, s. 53

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