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Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative
Regulations amending the Health of Animals Regulations, Part XV (Livestock identification and traceability)
Description of the Objective
This regulatory proposal would amend Part XV of the Health of Animal Regulations to include mandatory animal identification, traceability, and record keeping requirements for cattle, bison, sheep, goat, and cervid species. These amendments would enhance existing livestock traceability requirements in Canada thus improving the protection of animal health, public health and food safety. Traceability would contribute to protecting the livelihood of ranchers and agricultural producers when using the tool in responding to a foreign animal disease outbreak. Traceability would also contribute to reducing risks of economic loss and market disruptions by supporting a rapid response in cases of disease outbreak. Having a traceability system for animals contributes to food safety outcomes from a gate-to-plate perspective.
Health of Animals Act
Indication of Business Impacts
There would be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and the Small Business Lens would apply.
Public Consultation Opportunities
These amendments will be pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I in Winter 2017. A public comment period of 75 days will be available for Canadians and other interested parties to provide feedback on the regulatory proposal.
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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