Service Standard for Efficacy, Livestock, Human and Environmental Safety Reviews

The Animal Feed Division conducts efficacy, livestock, human and environmental safety reviews and responds to the applicant within 90 days.

Performance Target

The target for achieving this standard is set at 90%.

Performance Results

Performance will be measured by the percentage of reviews conducted within the required timeframe set out in the service standard. The Feed Division will reassess and refine the service standard over time.

Annual performance:

  • 2016-17: 49% of 2146 reviews completed within the service standard.
  • 2015-16: 28% of 2903 reviews completed within the service standard. Footnote 1,Footnote 2, Footnote 3,Footnote 4
  • 2014-15: 10% of 2,312 reviews completed within the service standard. Footnote 5
  • 2013-14: 55% of 1,895 reviews completed within the service standard.

Applying for Efficacy, Livestock, Human and Environmental Safety Reviews

Under the authority of the federal Feeds Act and Regulations, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approves feed ingredients and registers feed products in order to verify that feeds meet:

  • standards for safety and usefulness; and
  • regulatory requirements for labelling, prior to importation, manufacture or being offered for sale to livestock producers and other customers.

Evaluations are conducted by staff of the Animal Feed Division.

The overall process of a feed registration/approval is as follows: the submission is screened in, logged in, reviewed, put on hold for additional information if required, and a notice of approval or rejection is sent to the registrant once the review is complete. Within three months of a product being registered, a final label must be submitted to the Animal Feed Division for approval. The final label must include every change that the Evaluation Specialist has requested.

Instructions on submitting information for registration and contacts can be found in Chapter 1 - Administrative Requirements for Registration and Approval of Livestock Feed

Service feedback

If you have a service complaint, please complete a Feedback Form or contact your Area office.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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