Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 50: Notice Amending the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice

December 15, 2018

CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY

CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY ACT

Notice Amending the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice

The Minister of Health, pursuant to subsection 24(1) and section 25 of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, fixes fees by amending the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice, in accordance with the annexed notice.

Ottawa, December 3, 2018

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Health

Notice Amending the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice

Amendments

1. All of Part 1 of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 1 — Dairy Products Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. (1) The fee set out in item 1 of the Table to this Part shall be paid at the time the application for the licence or renewal is submitted unless the person has a charge account with the Agency, in which case the fees are payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(2) The fees set out in subitem 2(1) and items 3 and 4 of that Table shall be paid

(3) The fees set out in items 5 and 6 of that Table shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

3. Despite section 2, the fees set out in items 3 to 5 of the Table to this Part shall be paid before the service is provided, if the person who requests the service:

Table: Dairy Products Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

Licence

1.

For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act

$250 per licence, valid for 2 years

Inspection of establishments identified in a licence

2.

(1) For the inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment in which a licence holder conducts the activities identified in a licence

 
 

(a) in the case of an establishment that receives not more than 100 000 hectolitres of milk per year for processing or produces not more than 1 000 000 units [kilograms (net weight) or litres, or both] of dairy products per year

$895 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(b) in the case of an establishment that receives more than 100 000 hectolitres but not more than 500 000 hectolitres of milk per year for processing or produces more than 1 000 000 but not more than 5 000 000 units [kilograms (net weight) or litres, or both] of dairy products per year

$1,680 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(c) in the case of an establishment that receives more than 500 000 hectolitres but not more than 1 000 000 hectolitres of milk per year for processing or produces more than 5 000 000 but not more than 10 000 000 units [kilograms (net weight) or litres, or both] of dairy products per year

$2,415 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(d) in the case of an establishment that receives more than 1 000 000 hectolitres of milk per year for processing or produces more than 10 000 000 units [kilograms (net weight) or litres, or both] of dairy products per year

$3,150 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(2) For the inspection of an establishment identified in a licence where the establishment operates for less than 24 months

1/12 of the applicable annual fee set out in subitem (1) multiplied by the number of complete months included in the period

 

(3) An establishment that is subject to two fees under subitem 2(1) of the Table of this part shall pay only the greater of the two fees

 

Export

3.

(1) For services provided in respect of a dairy product for which a grade or standard is referred to in the Regulations, for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

 
 

(a) for the grading of each vat or churn of dairy product

$37.50

 

(b) for the issuance of each grade certificate, including a certificate for a dairy product that has been analysed by an accredited laboratory

$37.50

 

(c) for the inspection of a dairy product before export

$100

 

(d) for the issuance of each export certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act, other than a grade certificate

$20

 

(2) For services provided in respect of any other dairy product for the purpose of issuing a certificate or any other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

 
 

(a) for the inspection of a dairy product before export

$100

 

(b) for the issuance of each export certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

$20

Purposes other than export

4.

Subject to item 5, for services provided in respect of a dairy product, other than for the purpose of export

 
 

(a) for the inspection under section 24 of the Act of a dairy product

$25 per quarter hour, with the time being rounded off to the nearest quarter hour, subject to a minimum fee of $100

 

(b) for the grading in accordance with a grade or standard under the Regulations of each vat or churn of dairy product

$37.50

 

(c) for the issuance of each grade certificate in accordance with a grade or standard under the Regulations, including a certificate issued for a dairy product that has been analysed by an accredited laboratory

$37.50

Import information

5.

For the verification of import information referred to in subsection 13(1) of the Regulations, and inspection under section 24 of the Act

 
 

(a) in the case of a shipment of not more than 500 kilograms net weight

$44

 

(b) in the case of a shipment of more than 500 kilograms but not more than 2 000 kilograms net weight

$44 for the first 500 kilograms plus $0.012 per additional kilogram

 

(c) in the case of a shipment of more than 2 000 kilograms but not more than 6 000 kilograms net weight

$62 for the first 2 000 kilograms plus $0.0084 per additional kilogram

 

(d) in the case of a shipment of more than 6 000 kilograms but not more than 10 000 kilograms net weight

$95.60 for the first 6 000 kilograms plus $0.0036 per additional kilogram

 

(e) in the case of a shipment of more than 10 000 kilograms net weight

$110 for the first 10 000 kilograms plus $0.0012 per additional kilogram

Compliance assistance

6.

For services provided by an inspector for the purpose of helping a person to meet the requirements of the Act or the Regulations

$26.82 per quarter hour, the time being rounded to the nearest quarter hour, subject to minimum fee of $107.30

2. All of Part 2 of the Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 2 — Egg Fees

Interpretation

4. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Establishments where eggs are graded by a licence holder

2. (1) The annual fee payable for the inspection of an establishment, identified in a licence, where eggs are graded by a licence holder that has an average weekly grading volume set out in column 1 of an item of Table 2 to this Part, is the amount set out in column 2 of that item.

(2) If the Agency is notified of a change in the operations of an establishment that affects the fee payable under subsection (1), or if the Agency has other information that affects the annual fee payable under subsection (1), that fee is adjusted in accordance with Table 2 of this Part and the adjusted fee is effective as of the day on which the change took effect.

Payment

3. (1) The fee set out in item 1 of Table 1 to this Part shall be paid at the time the application for the licence or renewal of the licence is submitted, except if the applicant has a charge account with the Agency, in which case the fee is payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(2) The fees set out in items 2 to 7 of Table 1 to this Part shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), the applicable fee set out in Table 2 is payable as follows:

(4) If the applicable fee set out in Table 2 is less than $300, the fee is a payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

Table 1: Egg Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

1. For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act $250 per licence, valid for 2 years
2. For an inspection of eggs under section 24 of the Act upon the written request for a certificate of inspection $57 per hour, but not exceeding $250 per inspection
3. For an inspection of eggs under section 24 of the Act before export for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document under section 48 of the Act $37.50 per hour, but not exceeding $150 per inspection
4. (1) For the verification of import information referred to in subsection 13(1) of the Regulations, and inspection of imported eggs under section 24 of the Act $104 per shipment
  (2) For the verification of import information referred to in subsection 13(1) of the Regulations, and inspection of imported eggs under section 24 of the Act where the eggs are to be delivered for processing directly to an establishment where eggs are processed and treated by a licence holder $28 per shipment
5. For an inspection of ungraded eggs in accordance with the requirements for the grades prescribed in the Regulations $167 per inspection
6. For review by an inspector of plans and specifications for an establishment where eggs are graded by a licence holder $51.30 per hour
7. For an inspection carried out to determine whether corrective action has been taken for the purpose of addressing a contravention of the Regulations $67 per hour
Table 2: Annual fees for inspection of an establishment identified in a licence, where eggs are graded by a licence holder

 

Item

Column 1

Average Weekly Grading Volume (Boxes)

Column 2

Annual Fee ($)

1. 30 001 or more 18,390
2. 25 001 to 30 000 16,860
3. 20 001 to 25 000 13,790
4. 15 001 to 20 000 11,920
5. 10 001 to 15 000 8,515
6. 8 001 to 10 000 6,130
7. 6 001 to 8 000 4,770
8. 4 001 to 6 000 3,410
9. 2 001 to 4 000 2,050
10. 1 001 to 2 000 1,530
11. 501 to 1 000 770
12. 101 to 500 480
13. 50 to 100 200
14. less than 50 135

3. All of Part 3 of the Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 3 — Processed Egg Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. The fees set out in the Table to this Part shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

Table: Processed Egg Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

1.

For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act

$250 per licence, valid for 2 years

2.

For an inspection of processed egg under section 24 of the Act before export for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

$37.50 per hour, but not to exceed $150 per inspection

3.

For inspection under section 24 of the Act in the form of continuous supervision carried out for the purpose of meeting other country import requirements or for any other purpose

$6.45 per hour

4.

For the verification of import information referred to in subsection 13(1) of the Regulations, and inspection of processed egg under section 24 of the Act

 
 

(a) in the case of processed egg that has been processed and treated to meet the definition of a processed egg product as defined in the Regulations

$65 per shipment

 

(b) in the case of processed egg that is to be delivered directly to an establishment to be treated by a licence holder in accordance with the provisions of the Act and Regulations

$47 per shipment

 

(c) in the case of processed egg that

 
 

(i) is to be delivered directly to an establishment to be treated by a licence holder in accordance with the provisions of the Act and Regulations, under the continuous supervision of an inspector

$18 per shipment

 

(ii) is exported in accordance with the provisions of the Act and Regulations

$18 per shipment

 

(iii) meets the conditions of import of the Export and Import Permits Act

$18 per shipment

5.

(1) Subject to subitem (2), for an inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment identified in a licence, where eggs are processed and treated, the aggregate of the following fees:

 
 

(a) the inspection carried out in the establishment

$6.45 per hour

 

(b) processed egg that is prepared in the establishment, calculated on a liquid basis

$0.0023 per kilogram

 

(2) the minimum fee for an inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment identified in a licence where eggs are processed and treated

$310

6.

For the review by an inspector of plans and specifications for an establishment where eggs are processed and treated by a licence holder

$51.30 per hour

7.

For an inspection under section 24 of the Act carried out to determine whether corrective action has been taken for the purpose of addressing a contravention of the Regulations

$67 per hour

4. All of Part 6 of the Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 6 — Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the fee set out in the table to this Part shall be paid

(2) If a person has a charge account with the Agency, the fees set out in that table, other than those set out in item 6, are payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

3. Despite section 2, the fees set out in items 2 to 7 of the table to this Part shall be paid before the service is provided, if the applicant

Table: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

Ministerial exemptions

1.

For an exemption conferred under section 174 of the Regulations for the purpose of alleviating a food shortage

$20 per load

Inspection, grading and monitoring

2.

For the inspection of produce under section 24 of the Act to certify imported apples, onions or potatoes under section 116, paragraph 117(1)(b) or paragraph 118(1)(b) of the Regulations, or any other imported produce at a place other than the point of shipping, other than destination inspection referred to in item 2.1 of this table

$1.37 per 100 kilograms of produce inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $68

Destination inspection

2.1

Where inspection at destination is requested by the applicant under section 123 of the Regulations

 
 

(a) for the inspection of domestic fresh produce or fresh produce entering Canada from a foreign jurisdiction that is damaged or defective

$171 per hour, assessed at $42.75 per 15 minutes, subject to a 1-hour minimum charge

 

(b) for the witnessing of the destruction or disposal of fresh produce and the issuance of a written notice of the disposition

$171 per hour, assessed at $42.75 per 15 minutes, subject to a 1-hour minimum charge

 

(c) for the cancellation of inspection services requested after an inspector has been dispatched

$70

3.

For the inspection under section 24 of the Act of onions or potatoes for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

64¢ per 100 kilograms of produce inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $30

4.

For the inspection under section 24 of the Act of produce, other than onions and potatoes for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

 
 

(a) if the inspection is performed at the point of shipping

64¢ per 100 kilograms of produce inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $68

 

(b) if the inspection is performed at a place other than the point of shipping

$1.37 per 100 kilograms of produce inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $68

5.

The fee payable for an appeal inspection is the applicable fee set out in items 3 to 5 of this table, unless the results of the original inspection are not confirmed by the appeal inspection, in which case no fee is payable

 

6.

For the grading of produce at a processing establishment

$17 per quarter hour, the grading time being rounded off to the nearest quarter hour, subject to a minimum fee of $68

7.

For the monitoring of produce quality, packaging or labelling requested by a licence holder

$68 per hour or 60¢ per 100 kilograms of monitored produce, whichever the applicant chooses

Licence

8.

For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act

$250 per licence, valid for 2 years

Compliance assistance

9.

For services provided by an inspector, upon request from a person, for the purpose of helping that person to meet the requirements of the Act or the Regulations

$17 per quarter hour, the time being rounded to the nearest quarter hour, subject to a minimum fee of $68

5. All of Part 7 of the Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 7 — Honey Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. (1) The fee set out in item 1 of the table to this Part shall be paid at the time the application for the licence or the renewal of a licence is submitted.

(2) The fees set out in items 3 and 7 of that table shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(3) Subject to section 3, the fee set out in item 4 of that table shall be paid at the time a request for a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act is made.

(4) Subject to section 3, the fees set out in items 2, 5 and 6 of the table shall be paid on delivery of the inspection results.

3. If a person has a charge account with the Agency, the fees referred to in subsections 2(3) and (4) are payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

4. Despite section 2, the fees set out in items 3 to 7 of the table to this Part shall be paid before the service is provided if the person who requests that service

Table: Honey Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

Licence

1.

For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act

$250 per licence, valid for 2 years

Establishment inspections

2.

For the inspection of an establishment in which a licence holder conducts the activities identified in a licence

 
 

(a) in the case of a producer-grader establishment

$100 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(b) in the case of a packing establishment

$200 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(c) in the case of a pasteurizing establishment

$400 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

Import information

3.

For the verification of import information referred to in subsection 13(1) of the Regulations, and inspection under section 24 of the Act

$5 per shipment or 1¢ per kilogram of honey in the shipment, whichever is the greater amount

Product inspections

4.

For the inspection of honey under section 24 of the Act before export for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

$150 per shipment

5.

For the inspection of honey under section 24 of the Act carried out for purposes other than export

$150 per inspection

6.

For an appeal inspection, the fee payable is the applicable fee set out by item 4 or 5 unless the results of the original inspection are not confirmed by the appeal inspection, in which case no fee is payable

 

Compliance assistance

7.

For services provided by an inspector, upon request from a person, for the purpose of helping that person to meet the requirements of the Act
or the Regulations

$21.75 per quarter hour, the time being rounded off to the nearest quarter hour, subject to a minimum fee of $87

6. All of Part 8 of the Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 8 — Livestock and Poultry Carcass Grading Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“grader” means a person designated as a grader under subsection 13(3) of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act. (classificateur)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. (1) The fees set out in the table to this part shall be paid

3. If two or more persons request grading for a veal, ovine, bison or beef carcass, an equal portion of the applicable fee set out in item 1 of the table to this Part is payable by each of those persons.

Table: Livestock and Poultry Carcass Grading Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

1.

If veal, ovine, bison or beef carcasses are graded by a grader at the request of a person referred to in section 334 of the Regulations, or if the application of grade names to veal, ovine, bison or beef carcasses is monitored by a grader

 
 

(a) in the case of veal, ovine and bison carcasses, for the grading or monitoring

$13 per quarter-hour or part thereoftable 1 note 1

 

(b) in the case of beef carcasses

 
 

(i) for the grading

$1.25 per carcasstable 1 note 1

 

(ii) for the monitoring

$13 per quarter-hour or part thereoftable 1 note 1

2.

(1) For the application of grade names prescribed by the Regulations under the conditions of section 338 of the Regulations to poultry carcasses in an establishment that has an average weekly slaughter volume of

 
 

(a) less than 5 000

$750 per year

 

(b) 5 000–14 999

$1,000 per year

 

(c) 15 000–29 999

$1,250 per year

 

(d) 30 000–74 999

$1,500 per year

 

(e) 75 000 or more

$2,000 per year

 

(2) For the inspection under
section 24 of the Act of graded processed poultry for the purposes of monitoring the grade names applied to poultry carcasses

$44 per hour

Table 1 Note

Table 1 Note 1

Fees would only be charged if the grading or monitoring was performed by a grader employed by the CFIA

Return to table 1 note 1 referrer

7. All of Part 9 of the Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 9 — Maple Products Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. The fees set out in the table to this Part shall be paid at the time the application for a licence or for renewal of an existing licence is submitted, on delivery of the inspection results, or after the assistance has been provided, as the case may be, except if the applicant has a charge account with the Agency, in which case the fees are payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

3. Despite section 2, the fees set out in items 3 to 6 of the table to this Part shall be paid before the service is provided if the person who requests the service

Table: Maple Product Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

Licence

1.

For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act

$250 per licence, valid for 2 years

Establishment inspection

2.

For the inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment in which a licence holder conducts the activities identified in the licence

 
 

(a) in the case of a sugar bush establishment

$40 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(b) in the case of a packing establishment or maple syrup shipper establishment

$210 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

Product inspection

3.

For the inspection of a maple product under section 24 of the Act or grading of a maple product under section 306 of the Regulations

6¢ per kilogram of product inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $50

4.

For the inspection of a maple product before export for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

3¢ per kilogram of product inspected, subject to a minimum fee of $50 and a maximum fee of $250

5.

For an appeal inspection, the fee payable is the applicable fee set out in item 3 or 4, unless the results of the original inspection are not confirmed by the appeal inspection, in which case no fee is payable

 

Compliance assistance

6.

For services provided by an inspector, upon request from a person, for the purpose of helping that person to meet the requirements of the Act or the Regulations

$21.75 per quarter hour, the time being rounded to the nearest quarter hour, subject to a minimum fee of $87

8. All of Part 10 of the Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 10 — Meat Products Inspection Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. (1) The fees set out in items 4 to 7 of Table 1 and in Table 3 to this Part shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the fees set out in items 2 and 3 of Table 1 and in Table 2 are payable as follows:

(3) If the fees set out in items 2 and 3 of Table 1 and in Table 2 are less than $1,000, they shall be paid in full on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(4) The fee set out in item 1 of Table 1 shall be paid at the time the application for a licence or renewal of a licence is submitted, except if a person has a charge account with the Agency, in which case they are payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

3. (1) Subject to subsection (4), if the Minister has adjusted the minimum number of hours of inspection or the number of inspection stations in accordance with subsection 44(2) of the Regulations, the amount of the fee set out in item 3 of Table 1 or in Table 2, as the case may be, is adjusted to the applicable amount of those fees.

(2) If the fee is adjusted upward, the adjustment of the fee is effective on the day on which the change referred to in subsection 44(1) of the Regulations occurs.

(3) If the fee is adjusted downward, the adjustment of the fee is effective

(4) In the case referred to in paragraph (3)(b) or (c), the fee shall not be adjusted if the change is no longer in effect on the day on which the adjustment would otherwise have been effective.

Table 1: Meat Products Inspection Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

Licence

1.

For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act

$250 per licence, valid for 2 years

Inspection at establishments identified in a licence

2.

(1) Subject to subitem (2), for the inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment identified in a licence, and the meat products in it, in the case where one or more of the following activities as identified in the licence, is conducted by the licence holder:

$300 per year per establishment

 

(a) the inspection of imported or detained meat products requiring refrigeration or freezing

 
 

(b) the inspection of imported or detained meat products not requiring refrigeration or freezing

 
 

(c) the refrigeration, freezing and storage of refrigerated and frozen meat products

 
 

(d) the storage of meat products not requiring refrigeration or freezing

 
 

(2) The fees referred to in subitem (1) are fixed for a 12-month period and shall be reduced proportionally on a daily basis if the establishment identified in the licence operates for less than 12 months

 

3.

(1) Subject to subitem (2), for the inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment and the animals and meat products in it, where food animals are slaughtered by a licence holder

 
 

(a) in respect of each inspection station referred to in subsection 41(1) of the Regulations

 
 

(i) for the slaughter of poultry other than ostriches, emus and rheas

$16,218 per station per year

 

(ii) for the slaughter of other food animals

$9,855 per station per year

 

(b) in respect of each additional inspection station provided pursuant to subsection 41(3) of the Regulations

$24,657 per station per year

 

(2) The fees referred to in subitem (1) are set out for a work shift of five days in a work week, for a 12-month period, and shall be reduced proportionally on a daily basis if the work shift is less than five days in a work week or covers less than 12 months

 

4.

In addition to the fee set out in item 3, in the case where food animals are slaughtered by a licence holder, for the inspection under section 24 of the Act on an hourly basis, of the establishment and the animals and meat products in it, in respect of each additional inspection station provided pursuant to subsection 41(3) of the Regulations

$53 per hour, subject to a minimum fee of $159

Export

5.

For the issuance of a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

$15

Import

6.

For the verification of import information as referred to in subsection 13(1) of the Regulations, and inspection of meat products under section 24 of the Act

$68

Reinspections

7.

For an inspection carried out to determine whether corrective action has been taken for the purpose of addressing a contravention of the Regulations

$53 per hour

4. (1) Subject to subsection (2), if a licence is issued under section 20 of the Act for the processing or packaging and labelling of meat products, the annual fee payable for the inspection under section 24 of the Act of each establishment identified in the licence and the meat products in it, in respect of each work shift, is the amount set out in Table 2 of this Part.

(2) The fees referred to in subsection (1) are set out for a 12-month period and shall be reduced proportionally on a daily basis if the establishment identified in the licence operates for less than 12 months.

Table 2: Annual Fees per Work Shift

 

Item

Column 1

Minimum number of hours of inspection required per year for the work shift, as determined in accordance with section 42 of the Regulations

Column 2

Annual fee payable for the work shift

1. 0–373.4 $2,450
2. 373.5–746.9 $3,700
3. 747–1 120.4 $4,510
4. 1 120.5–1 493.9 $5,750
5. 1 494 or more $7,225
Table 3: Analyses and Tests

 

Item

Column 1

Analysis or Test

Column 2

Fee

1. Antibiotic screening [STOP (Swab Test on Premises) Test] $30
2. Sulfonamides [TLC (thin layer chromatographic)] $51
3. Chloramphenicol (Card) $22
4. Chloramphenicol [LCMS (liquid chromatographic mass spectrometric)] $227
5. LCMS (liquid chromatographic mass spectrometric) Confirmation $364
6. Penicillin [LC (liquid chromatographic)] $55
7. Tetracycline [LC (liquid chromatographic)] $80
8. Macrolide [Charm II (2)] $24
9. Streptomycin [LC (liquid chromatographic)] $154
10. Streptomycin [Charm II (2)] $24
11. Trichinella — swine $0.71
12. Trichinella — horses and other
species
$3.53
13. Kidney Inhibition Swab (KIS) Test $14.25


9.
The portion of subparagraph 17(2)(a)(iii) of the Table to Part 11 of the Notice in Column 1 is replaced by the following:

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

17. (iii) is operated by the armed forces of another country;

10. The portion of subparagraph 17(2)(b)(iv) of the Table to Part 11 of the Notice in Column 1 is replaced by the following:

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

17. (iv) is operated by the armed forces of another country.

11. All of Part 13 of the Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 13 — Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“full inspection service” applies to all establishments not meeting the definition for reduced inspection service. (service d’inspection complet)

“reduced inspection service” applies to establishments that produced no more than 250 000 kilograms of processed fruit and vegetable products in the previous year and a statement of such production volume is provided to the inspector. New establishments may provide a statement of the estimated production volume for the first year of production. (service d’inspection réduit)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. (1) The fees set out in items 1 and 3 of the Table to this Part shall be paid at the time the application for a licence, a licence renewal or an inspection is submitted, except if a person has a charge account with the Agency, in which case they are payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(2) The fees set out in item 2 of that Table shall be paid on delivery of the inspection results, except if the applicant has a charge account with the Agency, in which case the fee is payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(3) The fees set out in items 4 and 5 of that Table are payable on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

3. Despite section 2, the fees set out in items 3 to 5 shall be paid before the service is provided, if the applicant

Table: Processed Fruit or Vegetable Products Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

Licence

1.

For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act

$250 per licence, valid for 2 years

Establishment Inspection

2.

For an inspection of an establishment in which a licence holder conducts activities identified in a licence

 
 

(a) in the case of an establishment that packages low-acid or acidified low-acid processed fruit or vegetable products in hermetically sealed containers and is under

 
 

(i) a full inspection service

$2,710 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(ii) a reduced inspection service

$625 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(b) in the case of an establishment that manufactures, processes, treats, preserves, grades or packages processed fruit or vegetable products, other than low-acid or acidified low-acid products in hermetically sealed containers, and is under

 
 

(i) a full inspection service

$850 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(ii) a reduced inspection service

$300 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

Inspection for Purposes of Export

3.

For the inspection of a processed fruit or vegetable product before export, for the purpose of issuing a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

$150 per inspection

Import Information

4.

For the verification of import information referred to in subsection 13(1) of the Regulations and inspection under section 24 of the Act

$14 per shipment

Compliance Assistance

5.

For services provided by an inspector, upon request from a person, for the purpose of helping that person to meet the requirements of the Act or the Regulations

$21.75 per quarter hour, the time being rounded to the nearest quarter hour, subject to a minimum fee of $87

12. All of Part 16 of the Notice is replaced by the following.

Part 16 — Fish Inspection Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. The fee set out in item 1 of Table 1 shall be paid at the time the application for a licence or renewal of a licence is submitted.

3. The fees set out in items 2 to 5 of Table 1 and in tables 2 and 3 shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

Table 1: Licences, Inspection Certificates and Inspections

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

Licence

1.

For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act

$250 per licence, valid for 2 years

Inspection

2.

For an inspection under section 24 of the Act carried out to determine whether corrective action has been taken for the purpose of addressing a contravention of the Regulations following the suspension of a licence

$1,000

3.

(1) For the inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment identified in a licence

 
 

(a) where the total size of processing areas in an establishment is 300 metres2 or less

$1,000 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(b) where the total size of processing areas in an establishment is more than 300 metres2

$1,500 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(2) In addition to the fee referred to in
paragraph (1)(b), the fee that is payable for the inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment with processing areas of a total size greater than 300 metres2 is in accordance with the following types of process operations:

 
 

(a) canning fish

$1,000 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(b) processing ready-to-eat fish

$1,000 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(c) processing shellfish

$1,000 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(d) pickling, spicing or marinating fish

$500 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(e) salting or drying fish

$500 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(f) processing fresh or frozen fish or semi-preserves

$500 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(g) any other type of process operation

$1,000 per year per establishment if the establishment is inspected in the year

 

(3) In addition to the fees referred to in subitems (1) and (2), the initial fee payable for the inspection under section 24 of the Act of an establishment that will conduct shellfish process operations by depuration

 
 

(a) where the total size of processing areas in an establishment is 300 metres2 or less

$6,000 for the initial inspection of a new establishment

 

(b) where the total size of processing areas in an establishment is more than 300 metres2

$7,500 for the initial inspection of a new establishment

Inspection Certificate

4.

(1) Subject to subitem (2), the fee for issuing an inspection certificate, including a certificate or other document referred to in section 48 of the Act

 
 

(a) where an inspection of the fish is performed

$100

 

(b) where an evaluation of the request is performed

$25

 

(2) Maximum amount payable by a person under subitem (1) in a calendar year

$10,000

Facility Inspection

5.

An inspection under section 24 of the Act other than an inspection referred to in items 2 and 3, requested by any person to determine whether their establishment meets the applicable requirements of the Regulations

$500

4. (1) Subject to subsection (2), a licensed importer who imports fish into Canada shall pay in respect of the type of product set out in column 1 of an item of Table 2, an inspection service fee, per kilogram of declared weight of fish imported, in the amount identified in column 2 of Table 2, unless the importer held a valid Quality Management Program import licence immediately before the coming into force of the Act and Regulations and continues to meet the requirements of such a licence, in which case the inspection service fee is identified in column 3 of Table 2.

For the purposes of this section, a Quality Management Program (QMP) means a fish inspection and control system that includes procedures, inspections and records, for the purpose of verifying and documenting the processing of fish and the safety and quality of fish processed in, exported from or imported into Canada.

Table 2: Inspection Service for Imports

Fee per kilogram (based on weight declared)

 

Item

Column 1

Type of Product

Column 2

($)

Column 3

($) [QMP-import licence]

1 Ready-to-eat 0.15 0.002
2 Canned 0.02 0.002
3 Fresh 0.01 0.002
4 Raw molluscan shellfish 0.01 0.002
5 Other 0.01 0.002

(2) The fee payable for an inspection service is $30 for each shipment of fish if the fish being imported is intended for further processing that will result in a substantial transformation of the fish and the fish is being delivered to an establishment operated by a licence holder.

5. A person who appeals a decision shall pay the applicable fee set out in Table 3 for the type of reinspection requested.

Table 3: Reinspection Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Type of Inspection

Column 2

Sample Size

Column 3

Fee ($)

1. Sensory evaluation (a) 13 174
    (b) 21 226
    (c) 29 296
    (d) 48 314
    (e) 84 366
    (f) 126 505
    (g) 200 or more 627
2. Net content determination (a) 7–13 87
    (b) 14–21 105
    (c) 22–29 122
    (d) 30–48 174
    (e) 49–84 192
    (f) 85–126 261
    (g) 127 or more 296
3. Label evaluation    
  (1) Inner container   87
  (2) Outer container   52
  (3) Container coding   52
4. Container integrity evaluation    
  (1) Cans 1 250 906
  (2) Other containers (a) 13 105
    (b) 21 122
    (c) 29 157
    (d) 48 174
    (e) 84 192
    (f) 126 261
    (g) 200 or more 314
5. Fish content of
battered or breaded products
(a) 13 157
    (b) 21 or more 192
6. Histamine (a) 13 157
    (b) 21 or more 192
7. Electrophoresis species identification   157
8. Food additives   244
9. Sodium and potassium   244
10. Moisture content   191
11. Salt content   87
12. pH (potential hydrogen)   87
13. Quality indices   226
14. Water activity   87
15. Tuna colour   87

13. The Notice is amended by adding the following after Part 16.

Part 17 — Other Food Commodity Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

“Act” means the Safe Food for Canadians Act. (Loi)

“Regulations” means the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Application

2. The fee in this Part applies to food businesses that conduct a regulated activity with a food commodity not covered by the fees identified in Parts 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 or 16 of this Notice.

Payment

3. The fee set out in the table to this Part shall be paid at the time the application for a licence or renewal of a licence is submitted.

Table: Other Food Commodity Fees

 

Item

Column 1

Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use

Column 2

Fee

1. For the issuance of a licence under section 20 of the Act or the renewal of a licence under section 22 of the Act $250 per licence, valid for 2 years

COMING INTO FORCE

14. This Notice comes into force on January 15, 2019.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Notice.)

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice (CFIA Fees Notice) sets out the fees that have been fixed by the Minister of Health under subsection 24(1) and section 25 of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act for services or the use of a facility provided by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) or in respect of products, rights and privileges provided by the CFIA.

As a result of the coming into force of the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), changes to parts of the CFIA Fees Notice are required to implement the licensing regime and to align it with the language and authorities in the SFCA and the SFCR. The amendments fall into three main categories:

  1. Addition of the SFCR licence in all food commodities and conversion of any existing establishment registration fees (where applicable) into fees for establishment inspections. For food commodities not previously federally regulated, the new Part 17 — Other Food Commodities Fees has been added to the CFIA Fees Notice. These changes allow for cost recovery for licences issued under the SFCR.
  2. Updates to wording and references, by replacing language and references taken from existing food-related acts and regulations that will be repealed on January 15, 2019, with the wording and references found in the SFCA and the SFCR. These changes are minimal and the CFIA anticipates that costs will remain as stable as possible for stakeholders.
  3. In instances where authorities no longer exist for the CFIA to continue to provide a service, these services and their associated fees have been removed.

The CFIA undertook a 45-day web-based consultation on the above-mentioned changes from July 25, 2018, to September 7, 2018. Food sector stakeholders and CFIA listserv subscribers were informed of the consultation by email, and social media was used to communicate the consultation more broadly, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. In addition, the new $250 licence fee payable every two years was communicated to stakeholders during the consultation for the SFCR in 2013 and 2015. The majority of industry responses received supported the changes with minimal comments.

In addition to the amendments being made in preparation for the SFCA and the SFCR, amendments to Part 11 — Health of Animals Fees are being made. These amendments are to clarify the authority under which a current exemption is granted.