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AR 134/2014 SWINE TRACEABILITY REGULATION

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ALBERTA REGULATION 134/2014

Animal Health Act

SWINE TRACEABILITY REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Definitions

                2      Application

                3      Application of swine identifier

                4      Manifests for shipment of swine or deadstock

                5      Contents of manifests

                6      Shipper’s duties respecting manifests

                7      Transporter’s duties respecting manifests

                8      Receiver’s duties respecting manifests

                9      Retention of manifests

              10      Submission of manifests

              11      Medicine withdrawal time

              12      Prohibitions


              13      Offence

              14      Repeal

              15      Expiry

              16      Coming into force

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

                               (a)    “approved swine identifier” means a form of swine identification that

                                        (i)    meets the requirements of the Health of Animals Regulations (Canada),

                                      (ii)    is assigned by the Corporation to a producer for the producer’s premises pursuant to the Alberta Pork Producers’ Commission Regulation (AR 285/96), or

                                     (iii)    is approved by the Minister for the purposes of this Regulation;

                              (b)    “Corporation” means the commission known as the Alberta Pork Producers’ Development Corporation;

                               (c)    “deadstock” means a swine carcass or part thereof that is not intended for human ingestion;

                              (d)    “manifest” means a record that meets the requirements of the Act and this Regulation;

                               (e)    “premises” means a premises as defined in the Premises Identification Regulation;

                               (f)    “premises identification number” means the premises identification number assigned by the Minister under the Premises Identification Regulation;

                               (g)    “producer registration number” means the producer registration number issued by the Corporation to a registered producer under the Alberta Pork Producers’ Commission Regulation (AR 285/96);

                              (h)    “receiver” means a person who receives swine or deadstock;

                               (i)    “shipper” means a person who ships swine or deadstock, or moves swine for the purpose of slaughter within a premises in which they have been raised;

                               (j)    “swine” means any live member of the species Sus scrofa that is commonly known as a domestic pig or farmed wild boar;

                              (k)    “transporter” means a person who transports swine or deadstock.

Application

2   This Regulation applies

                               (a)    when swine are shipped from one premises to another or from a premises in Alberta to a destination outside Alberta,

                              (b)    when swine are moved, for the purpose of slaughter, within a premises in which they have been raised,

                               (c)    when deadstock are shipped from one premises to another or from a premises in Alberta to a destination outside Alberta, and

                              (d)    when swine or deadstock are received at a premises in Alberta from a point of origin outside Alberta.

Application of swine identifier

3(1)  A shipper must apply an approved swine identifier or ensure that an approved swine identifier has been applied to each swine in accordance with this section before shipping swine or loading swine for transport to or from

                               (a)    a location where swine are received for slaughter, including, without limitation, any establishment defined in the Meat Inspection Act (Canada) and a meat facility as defined in the Meat Inspection Act (Alberta),

                              (b)    a location where swine are assembled, including, without limitation, a livestock market, livestock assembling station, assembly yard or auction market,

                               (c)    a location used for breeding‑related activity, including for the supply of ova, semen or embryos or for artificial insemination,

                              (d)    a clinic, laboratory, hospital or other location where veterinary services are provided,

                               (e)    an exhibition or fairground, and

                               (f)    a zoo or petting zoo.

(2)  If a receiver receives swine that do not bear an approved swine identifier, the receiver must apply an approved swine identifier to the swine before the swine are commingled with other swine in a location or facility referred to in subsection (1).

(3)  For the purposes of subsection (1)(b) to (f) “approved swine identifier” means a form of swine identification that meets the requirements of the Health of Animals Regulations (Canada).

(4)  For the purposes of subsection (2) “approved swine identifier” means

                               (a)    when a receiver receives swine for slaughter, a form of swine identification that is approved by the Minister for the purposes of this Regulation, and

                              (b)    when a receiver receives swine for a purpose other than slaughter, a form of swine identification that meets the requirements of the Health of Animals Regulations (Canada).

Manifests for shipment of swine or deadstock

4(1)  Shippers, transporters and receivers must complete a manifest for

                               (a)    each shipment in a vehicle that transports swine or deadstock where swine or deadstock are loaded and unloaded,

                              (b)    each shipment of swine or deadstock from one premises to another or from a premises in Alberta to a destination outside Alberta,

                               (c)    each movement of swine, for the purpose of slaughter within a premises in which they have been raised, and

                              (d)    when swine or deadstock are received at a premises in Alberta from a point of origin outside Alberta.

(2)  If a transporter stops at more than one premises to load swine or deadstock onto a vehicle a separate manifest must be completed for the group or lot of swine or deadstock loaded onto the vehicle from each premises.

Contents of manifests

5(1)  A manifest required by this Regulation in respect of swine must be in a form acceptable to the Minister and must include the following information:

                               (a)    for shippers,

                                        (i)    the shipper’s name;

                                      (ii)    a 24‑hour telephone number to contact the shipper;

                                     (iii)    the shipper’s producer registration number, if any;

                                     (iv)    the premises identification number of the premises from which the swine are being shipped;

                                       (v)    the swine type;

                                     (vi)    the approved swine identifier for the swine where the shipper is applying the approved swine identifier to the swine pursuant to section 3;

                                    (vii)    the number of swine leaving the premises;

                                   (viii)    the name and telephone number of the receiver to whom the swine will be delivered;

                                     (ix)    the premises identification number of the receiver to whom the swine will be delivered, if known;

                                       (x)    if the premises identification number of the receiver is not known, sufficient information to enable the Minister to locate the premises where the swine will be received;

                                     (xi)    the name of the individual who completes the manifest on behalf of the shipper;

                                    (xii)    the signature of the individual who completes the manifest referred to in subclause (xi);

                              (b)    for transporters,

                                        (i)    the transporter’s name;

                                      (ii)    the driver’s name;

                                     (iii)    a 24‑hour telephone number to contact the transporter;

                                     (iv)    the tractor or vehicle licence number;

                                       (v)    the trailer licence number if a trailer is attached to a vehicle or tractor;

                                     (vi)    the number of swine loaded onto the vehicle;

                                    (vii)    the time of day, day, month and year the swine leave the shipper’s premises;

                                   (viii)    the name of the individual who completes the manifest on behalf of the transporter;

                                     (ix)    the signature of the individual who completes the manifest referred to in subclause (viii);

                               (c)    for receivers,

                                        (i)    the receiver’s name;

                                      (ii)    a 24‑hour telephone number to contact the receiver;

                                     (iii)    the receiver’s producer registration number, if any;

                                     (iv)    the premises identification number of the premises at which the receiver is receiving swine;

                                       (v)    the time of day, day, month and year the swine arrive at the receiver’s premises;

                                     (vi)    the approved swine identifier where the receiver is applying the approved swine identifier to the swine;

                                    (vii)    the number of swine that are received by the receiver;

                                   (viii)    the name of the individual completing the manifest on behalf of the receiver;

                                     (ix)    the signature of the individual who completes the manifest referred to in subclause (viii).

(2)  A manifest required by this Regulation in respect of deadstock must be in a form acceptable to the Minister and must include the following information:

                               (a)    for shippers,

                                        (i)    the shipper’s name;

                                      (ii)    a 24‑hour telephone number to contact the shipper;

                                     (iii)    the shipper’s producer registration number, if any;

                                     (iv)    the premises identification number of the premises from which the deadstock are being shipped;

                                       (v)    the name and telephone number of the receiver to whom the deadstock will be delivered;

                                     (vi)    the premises identification number of the receiver to whom the deadstock will be delivered, if known;

                                    (vii)    if the premises identification number of the receiver is not known, sufficient information to enable the Minister to locate the premises where the swine will be received;

                                   (viii)    the name of the individual who completes the manifest on behalf of the shipper;

                                     (ix)    the signature of the individual who completes the manifest referred to in subclause (viii);

                              (b)    for transporters,

                                        (i)    the transporter’s name;

                                      (ii)    the driver’s name;

                                     (iii)    a 24‑hour telephone number to contact the transporter;

                                     (iv)    the tractor or vehicle licence number;

                                       (v)    the trailer licence number if a trailer is attached to a vehicle or tractor;

                                     (vi)    the day, month and year the deadstock are loaded for transport;

                                    (vii)    the name of the individual who completes the manifest on behalf of the transporter;

                                   (viii)    the signature of the individual who completes the manifest referred to in subclause (vii);

                               (c)    for receivers,

                                        (i)    the receiver’s name;

                                      (ii)    a 24‑hour telephone number to contact the receiver;

                                     (iii)    the premises identification number of the premises at which the receiver is receiving deadstock;

                                     (iv)    the day, month and year the deadstock are received by the receiver;

                                       (v)    the name of the individual completing the manifest on behalf of the receiver;

                                     (vi)    the signature of the individual who completes the manifest referred to in subclause (v).

Shipper’s duties respecting manifests

6(1)  Except as provided in subsection (2), a shipper that is shipping swine or deadstock must

                               (a)    before the swine or deadstock are loaded onto the vehicle, complete on a manifest the information described in

                                        (i)    section 5(1)(a) in respect of swine, or

                                      (ii)    section 5(2)(a) in respect of deadstock,

                              (b)    provide the manifest to the transporter,

                               (c)    retain a copy of the manifest, and

                              (d)    on the request of a transporter or receiver named on the manifest, provide a copy of the manifest to that transporter or receiver.

(2)  A shipper that is shipping swine or deadstock to a destination outside Alberta must comply with subsection (1) and, within 48 hours of shipping the swine or deadstock, submit a copy of the manifest in accordance with section 10.

Transporter’s duties respecting manifests

7   A transporter who is carrying swine or deadstock must

                               (a)    before the swine or deadstock leave the shipper’s premises, complete on the manifest provided by the shipper the information described in

                                        (i)    section 5(1)(b) in respect of swine, or

                                      (ii)    section 5(2)(b) in respect of deadstock,

                              (b)    leave a copy of the manifest with the shipper,

                               (c)    carry the manifest with the swine or deadstock to the receiver identified on the manifest,

                              (d)    provide the manifest to the receiver on delivery of the swine or deadstock,

                               (e)    retain a copy of the manifest, and

                               (f)    on the request of a shipper or receiver named on the manifest, provide a copy of the manifest to that shipper or receiver.

Receiver’s duties respecting manifests

8(1)  A receiver that receives swine or deadstock must, if a manifest is delivered with the swine or deadstock,

                               (a)    complete on the manifest the information described in

                                        (i)    section 5(1)(c) in respect of swine, or

                                      (ii)    section 5(2)(c) in respect of deadstock,

                              (b)    provide a copy of the manifest to the transporter,

                               (c)    within 48 hours of receiving the swine or deadstock from the transporter, submit the manifest in accordance with section 10,

                              (d)    retain a copy of the manifest, and

                               (e)    on the request of a shipper or transporter named on the manifest, provide a copy of the manifest to that shipper or transporter.

(2)  A receiver that receives swine or deadstock must, if no manifest is delivered with the swine or deadstock,

                               (a)    record on a manifest,

                                        (i)    the shipper’s name;

                                      (ii)    a telephone number to contact the shipper;

                                     (iii)    the premises identification number of the premises from which the swine were shipped, if known;

                                     (iv)    if the premises identification number of the premises from which the swine are being shipped is not known, sufficient information to enable the Minister to locate the premises from which the swine were shipped;

                                       (v)    the other information described in section 5(1)(a) or section 5(2)(a), as applicable, if known;

                                     (vi)    the transporter’s name and telephone number;

                                    (vii)    the information described

                                              (A)    in section 5(1)(c) in respect of swine, or

                                              (B)    in section 5(2)(c) in respect of deadstock,

                              (b)    provide a copy of the manifest to the transporter,

                               (c)    within 48 hours of receiving the swine or deadstock from the transporter, submit the manifest in accordance with section 10,

                              (d)    retain a copy of the manifest, and 

                               (e)    on the request of a shipper or transporter named on the manifest, provide a copy of the manifest to that shipper or transporter.

Retention of manifests

9(1)  Shippers and receivers must keep manifests for a period of 5 years.

(2)  Transporters must keep manifests for a period of one year.

(3)  Shippers, transporters and receivers must, on the direction of the Minister, provide manifests or records of manifests to the Minister.

Submission of manifests

10   A shipper or receiver who is required to submit a manifest must send it to the Minister by a means acceptable to the Minister.

Medicine withdrawal time

11   No person shall ship swine for slaughter unless the medicine withdrawal time has passed for each head of swine included in the shipment.

Prohibitions

12(1)  No person shall create false records or provide false information for the purposes of this Regulation.

(2)  No person shall load swine and deadstock in the same shipment on the same vehicle.

Offence

13   A person who contravenes or fails to comply with this Regulation is guilty of an offence.

Repeal

14   The Swine Traceability Regulation (AR 218/2011) is repealed.

Expiry

15   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on September 30, 2023.

Coming into force

16   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of section 19 of the Animal Health Amendment Act, 2009.