18.104.22.168. Direct communication prohibited: Rooms used for the conditioning, preparation or processing of meat or meat products or for their preservation and offering for retail sale may not communicate directly with the slaughtering room, barns or other unsanitary or dirty rooms capable of contaminating or spoiling such meat or meat products.
The said rooms must also be separate from and not communicate with the rooms where meat or food products are prepared, conditioned, processed or preserved for wholesale purposes.
However, delicatessen operations for purposes of retail sale may be carried out in the room where the cutting up for wholesale purposes is done when there is already an inspector on the premises to permanently supervise the delicatessen operations for wholesale purposes.
The second and third paragraphs only apply to the wholesale delicatessen plant operated under a permit by an authorized operator.
In the case of delicatessen plants operated for purposes of wholesale sale under a permit by a person other than an authorized operator who also retails products, the preparation and retailing room which is open to the public must be separated from the processing, preparation or transformation room for meat or meat products intended for wholesale.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. P-29, r. 1, s. 22.214.171.124.