Annex R: The Canadian Program for Certifying Freedom from Growth Enhancing Products (GEPs) for the Export of Beef to the European Union (EU)
Annex R-3 Application form for Canadian Cattle Producers/ Canadian Auction Market seeking approval to export growth Enhancing Product Free Bovine meat to the EU

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Check box(es) which apply to this application:

checkbox Cow/Calf Operation

checkbox Feedlot Operation

checkbox Auction Market

Note: Only animals that have not changed ownership and responsibility for the control of relevant practices applied in its raising are eligible.

Name of producer/auction market applicant: space

Legal name of business: space

Location: space

Mailing address (if different): space

Canadian Cattle Identification Agency / Agri-Traçabilité Québec / Provincial Premises ID: space

Telephone: space

Facsimile: space

(Complete if applicable.)

Cow-Calf Producers

I, (Name) space, am a cow-calf producer wishing to enrol calves in the program.

Calving season (indicate months): space

Year of birth: space

Total born (estimate): space

Intended for EU export (estimate): space

If the number of animals born is greater than the number of animals intended for export to the EU, please answer yes or no to the following questions:

Will animals not intended for export to the EU be administered any GEPs?

No or Yes (Check No checkbox or Yes checkbox)

If Yes - Do you have a written alternate identification or segregation program in place? Please provide the appropriate reference (document title, document reference number, etc.) to your written program.
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Applicant initial: space

CFIA Approved Veterinarian initial: space

(Complete if applicable.)

Feedlot Operators

I, (Name)space, am a feedlot operator wishing to participate in this program.

Approximate capacity of your feedlot: space

Number of calves intended for export to the EU (estimate): space

Will animals not intended for export to the EU be administered any GEPs?

No or Yes (Check No checkbox or Yes checkbox)

If Yes - Do you have a written alternate identification or segregation program in place? Please provide the appropriate reference (document title, document reference number, etc.) to your written program.
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Applicant initial: space

CFIA Approved Veterinarian initial: space

(Complete if applicable.)

Auction Market Operators

I, (Name) space, am an auction market operator wishing to participate in this program.

Will animals not intended for export to the EU be administered any GEPs or will any animals coming on the premises possibly be administered GEPs prior to arrival?

No or Yes (Check No checkbox or Yes checkbox)

If Yes – Do you have a written alternate identification and segregation program in place? Please provide the appropriate reference (document title, document reference number, etc.) to your written program.
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Applicant initial: space

CFIA Approved Veterinarian initial: space

Producer's Declaration

checkbox I, the undersigned producer, hereby declare that I wish to produce animals whose meat will be eligible for export to the European Union for human consumption, and for that reason, I agree to comply with the producer requirements that are established in the Canadian Program for Certifying Freedom from Growth Enhancing Products (GEPs).

checkbox I am aware, having read and understood the Canadian Program for Certifying Freedom from Growth Enhancing Products (GEPs), having taken note of the list of Growth Enhancing Products that is referenced in Annex R-2 therein, that the European Union prohibits the import of bovine meat for human consumption that has been obtained from cattle being administered any Growth Enhancing Products and that I will be required to give a declaration for each shipment of cattle transferred to any livestock farm or facility, feedlot, or slaughter establishment (as applicable) declaring that the animals have never been administered any Growth Enhancing Products, while under my control.

checkbox I understand that failure to keep proper records (including animal inventories, ear tag replacements records or traceability documentation) or finding evidence of the use of Growth Enhancing Products in an animal presented for this program will result in repercussions up to the possibility of my removal from the program. Also if I have administered animals any Growth Enhancing Products on site I will have a record of purchases (quantity and type), a log of usage and an appropriate written alternate identification/ segregation program.

checkbox All animals which I present for transfer of ownership or slaughter under this program will bear an approved tag and will be accompanied by CFIA accepted transfer documentation to maintain traceability.

checkbox I understand that beef produced under this program may be sampled and subjected to tests that are reliable indicators of Growth Enhancing Products administration. I hereby undertake to give access to my CFIA Approved Veterinarian and/or inspectors from the European Union (EU) or Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to the required records, the premises, and the cattle. I agree to pay all applicable fees.

checkbox I also hereby allow inspectors from the EU or CFIA to obtain any necessary information from my CFIA Approved Veterinarian in order to verify compliance with requirements.

Name and position of the entitled person: space

Signature: space

Date: space

Signed in Town/City of: space

in the province of: space

CFIA Approved Veterinarian Recommendation

Name: space

Address: space

Signature: space

Date: space

Telephone: space

Facsimile: space

CFIA District Veterinarian Approval

Name: space

Address: space

Signature: space

Date: space

Telephone: space

Facsimile: space

To Approved Veterinarian: submit completed application to local CFIA District Veterinarian for final approval.

Distribution of approved Annex R-3:

  • Original CFIA District Veterinarian;
  • 1 copy Producer/Auction Market;
  • 1 copy CFIA Approved Veterinarian; and
  • 1 copy designated CFIA Area Program Specialist.
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