OFA supports the Ministry proposed changes to O. Reg. 31/05 (Meat) under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 to help modernize the regulation. OFA believes further information and amendments are needed to further reduce burden and red tape for provincially-licensed meat processors. OFA recommends the regulation clarify the term “significant” in respect to the required 30-day notice of proposed alterations to a director, as outlined in section 12 (2), subsections (b) and (c). OFA recommends that other species, such as lamb and goat, be included in amendments proposing to expand the times of year and the number of weeks on-farm slaughtered carcasses of swine and cattle under 30 months would be accepted in meat plants. OFA also recommends the definition of “related person” in section 10 (4) be expanded to include extended family members, as well as “step” family members.