Meat Hygiene Directive: 2016-26

Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y9

August 5, 2016

Subject: Chapter 17 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures – Section 17.9.3 – Additional Slaughter Controls Over Fecal, Ingesta and Milk

Please be advised that Chapter 17 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures has been revised.

A new section has been added to clarify and emphasize operators' responsibilities over fecal, ingesta and milk. This addition to the chapter 17 is also consistent with 0 tolerance expectation required by some trading partners (e.g. US).

Effective on the date of publication, operators will have a month to reassess their HACCP system to ensure that effective controls over fecal ingesta and milk are in place and properly implemented.

The revised Chapter 17 is published at the following link: 17.6.9 Additional Slaughter Controls Over Fecal, Ingesta and Milk

Martin Appelt
Director
Meat Hygiene Division

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