Final Report of an Audit Conducted In Four European Union Member States February 3rd Through February 21st, 2014
Evaluating The Food Safety Systems Governing The Production of  Beef And Beef Products For Export To Canada

3. Legal Basis for the Audit and Audit Standards

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The audit was undertaken under the specific provisions of Canadian laws and regulations, in particular:

  • The Meat Inspection Act; and
  • The Meat Inspection Regulation 1990

The audit standards also included all applicable EU regulations determined as equivalent (or in the process of) as part of the Agreement between the European Community and the Government of Canada on sanitary measures to protect public and animal health in respect of trade in live animals and animal products as amended from time to time as part of bilateral negotiationsFootnote 1. This includes the following:

  • Regulation (EC) no 852/2004
  • Regulation (EC) no 853/2004
  • Regulation (EC) no 854/2004
  • Regulation (EC) no 999/2001
  • Regulation (EC) no 2073/2005Footnote 2
  • Regulation (EC) no 1099/2009Footnote 3
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