Feed Regulatory Renewal Consolidated Modernized Framework Proposal – November 2015
Expected Coming into Force of the Proposed Regulations

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The proposed regulations are expected to be published in Canada Gazette Part II by mid-2017.

The proposed new regulations represent a significant change to the way feeds are regulated in Canada. The CFIA recognizes that industry is at widely different levels of readiness:

  1. Those regulated parties that already belong to a feed safety program such as ANAC's FeedAssure, FAMI-QS, GMP+, or their own internal program are likely well positioned to meet the new regulatory requirements. Generally, these regulated parties are the larger businesses.
  2. Small and micro businesses are less likely to already have a preventive control plan in place and will likely have a higher compliance burden relative to the size of their business and may have a steeper learning curve.
  3. Importers, especially those who act as brokers, will have the greatest change in the requirements and are least likely to be ready to implement the full extent of the new regulations. Importers will now need to take on an additional level of responsibility for ensuring that they are sourcing safe and compliant products.

As such the Agency is proposing a staged implementation approach for the proposed regulations to come into force.

Requirement Large Businesses Small Businesses Importers Micro Businesses
Permission(if applicable) Upon coming into force of the regulations Upon coming into force of the regulations Upon coming into force of the regulations Upon coming into force of the regulations
Written PCP Upon coming into force of the regulations One (1) year following coming into force of the regulations One (1) year following coming into force of the regulations Exempted
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