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Pepper Spray in the Indoor Environment and in the Vicinity of Food Products and Preparation Surfaces

Pepper spray is discharged during an attempted robbery of a jewellery store in a large urban mall.  The robbery site is located next to the mall’s food court.  For several days, mall patrons continue to report uncomfortable symptoms (e.g., burning sensation in their eyes and throat) when they enter the food court.  Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) are asked to respond to concerns about...

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Legislation

Dairy Industry Act, RSA 2000, c D-2

Dairy Industry Regulation, Alta Reg 139/1999

Meat Inspection Act, RSA 2000, c M-9

Meat Inspection Regulation, Alta Reg 42/2003

Food Regulation, Alta Reg 31/2006

Food Premises Regulation, BC Reg 210/99

Fish Inspection Act, RSBC 1996, c 148

Fish Inspection Regulations, BC Reg 12/78

Fisheries Act, RSBC 1996, c 149

Fisheries Act Regulations, BC Reg 140/76

Food Safety Act, SBC 2002, c 28

Meat Inspection Regulation, 349/2004

Milk Industry Act, RSBC 1996, c 289

Milk Industry Standards Regulation, BC Reg 464/81

Food and Food Handling Establishments Regulation, Man Reg 339/88 R

Health Hazards Regulation, Man Reg 29/2009

The Dairy Act, CCSM c D10

Dairy Regulation, Man Reg 203/87 R

Food and Drug Act, RSNL 1990, c F-21

Food Premises Regulations, CNLR 1022/96

Meat Inspection Regulations, NWT Reg (Nu) 190-96

Milk Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 c P-19

Fish Inspection Act, RSPEI 1988, c F-13

General Regulations, PEI Reg EC764/72

Pesticides Control Act, RSPEI 1988, c P-4

Agricultural Products Act, RSY 2002, c 3

Meat Inspection and Abattoir Regulations, YOIC 1988/104

Industrial and Construction Camps Regulations, NS Reg 40/42

Public Health Act, SNB 1998, c P-22.4