Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 247/99 (Potatoes - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
O. Reg. 247/99
Regulation - Other
Bill or Act:
Farm Products Marketing Act
Summary of Decision:
At the request of the Ontario Potato Board, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) amended O. Regulation 247/99 : Potatoes - Marketing.
o change the name of the "soups and stews" negotiating agency to the "frozen products" negotiating agency
o provide processing potato negotiating agencies with the ability to appoint an observer to witness negotiations
o remove outdated references to the Farm Products Grades and Sales Act and the Canada Agricultural Products Act (Canada).
The amendments were filed with the Registrar of Regulations and are now in effect.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are no compliance or new administrative costs associated with the amendments to O. Regulation 247/99: Potatoes - Marketing.
There are no direct compliance cost-savings from these regulatory amendments
August 6, 2020
Summary of Proposal:
At the request of the Ontario Potato Board, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing an amendment to O. Reg. 247/99 (Potatoes - Marketing), which would replace the current negotiating agency for all processors of "Soups and Stews" with a negotiating agency for all processors of "Frozen Products."
The current regulation provides negotiating agencies for "Potato Chips", "Pre-Peeled Potatoes" and "Soups and Stews." As there are currently no processors using Ontario potatoes for commercial soup and stew production, the "Soups and Stews" negotiating agency is no longer necessary. Replacing this negotiating agency with one for Frozen Products better reflects current industry needs.
The Commission is also proposing amendments to remove outdated references in O. Reg. 247/99 to the Farm Products Grades and Sales Act and the Canada Agricultural Products Act (Canada).
Branch: Farm Products Marketing Commission
Address: 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, N1G 4Y2
June 17, 2021