P-29, r. 1 - Regulation respecting food

Full text Slaughterhouse — rooms: A slaughterhouse for cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, goats and cervidae must include, on the same piece of land, the following premises and rooms:
(a)  a receiving hall or pen for the animals;
(b)  a slaughtering room including an area for rendering the animals unconscious and bleeding them, and an area for the dressing and eviscerating of the carcasses;
(c)  cold storage rooms including a refrigerated cooling room and a preserving room; the refrigerated cooling room and the preserving room may be the same room provided the cooling and preserving operations take place in it consecutively and not simultaneously;
(d)  a waste room, cooled to a temperature not exceeding 7ºC and comprising an area for animal waste including meat or offal discarded or confiscated and an area for the pre-stocking or preserving of skins. The said waste rooms must have a door giving to the exterior of the slaughterhouse;
(e)  a room or compartment under lock and key for storing packaging materials and labels bearing the stamp;
(f)  a room or compartment for storing packaging materials not bearing the stamp;
(g)  sanitary rooms including a restroom with a drinking fountain, wash basins, clothes lockers and lavatories at the disposal of the personnel employed by the operator;
(h)  a shipping room with a sanitary reinspection post for loading and unloading;
(i)  an installation for the purification of waste water in conformity with the regulations in force and, where applicable, a trap for organic fat, installed in an inedible products room or outside the slaughterhouse;
(j)  a machinery room separate from the other rooms and including an area for the installation of heating apparatus, compressors and electricity panelboards, and an area for the repairing and mechanical maintenance of the equipment;
(k)  a compartment for storing cleaning, washing and sanitizing materials;
(l)  a room with a floor area of at least 8 m2 and having, in addition, an adjoining lavatory, exclusively reserved for the inspector; if more than one inspector is employed, this area must be increased by 4 m2 for each additional inspector. This room must open directly on rooms other than work rooms.
The waste room provided for in subparagraph d of the first paragraph may be unrefrigerated provided the waste is removed from it daily and that the skins are not kept therein.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. P-29, r. 1, s.; O.C. 238-99, s. 4.