P-29, r. 1 - Regulation respecting food

Full text Slaughterhouse — rooms: A poultry or rabbit slaughterhouse must include:
(a)  a holding room adjoining the slaughtering room;
(b)  rooms for the cleaning, washing and disinfecting of empty crates and of vehicles, installed in the inedible products sector;
(c)  a slaughtering room for poultry plucking or rabbit skinning separated from the holding room by a complete partition in which there may be, however, in addition to the openings necessary for the passage of the conveyor, a door equipped with an automatic closing device;
(d)  rooms for evisceration and conditioning, adjoining the room contemplated in subparagraph c; there must be no openings between them, with the exception of those necessary for the passage of the conveyor and carcasses and of a door equipped with an automatic closing device;
(e)  a refrigerated room at a temperature of between 0ºC and 4ºC;
(f)  a freezing room at a maximum temperature of minus 18ºC for frozen products;
(g)  a refrigerated storage room for waste at a temperature of 7ºC or lower, with an area for animal waste including discarded or confiscated meat or offal, and an area for the pre-stocking or preserving of rabbit skins; this room must be provided with a door giving to the exterior of the slaughterhouse;
(h)  a room for cutting up and packaging, if the operations so require;
(i)  a shipping room for loading and unloading;
(j)  a room or compartment under lock and key for storing packaging materials and labels bearing the stamp;
(k)  a storage room or compartment for packaging materials not bearing the stamp;
(l)  sanitary rooms comprising a restroom with a drinking fountain, wash basins, clothes lockers and lavatories at the disposal of the personnel employed by the operator;
(m)  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;
(n)  a machinery room separated 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;
(o)  a compartment for storing cleaning, washing and sanitizing materials;
(p)  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 g of the first paragraph may be unrefrigerated provided the waste is removed from it daily and that rabbit skins are not kept therein.
The slaughterhouse must also have a drain pipe at least 10 cm in diameter equipped with a grid opening of at least 9 dm2 for the disposal of washing water.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. P-29, r. 1, s.; O.C. 725-94, s. 21.