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Comment on: Proposed changes to the Health of Animals Regulations – Hatcheries and Supply Flocks

Current status: Open

Opened on March 14, 2020 and will close September 30, 2020.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has extended its public consultation on these proposed amendments. The purpose of this consultation is to solicit comments on the proposed hatchery-related amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations.

Join in: how to participate

Participate by mail
Send a letter with your ideas and input to the address in the contact information section.

Send us an email
Send an email to with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The Government of Canada will engage with:

About the consultation

A poultry hatchery is an establishment where eggs are incubated and chicks may be hatched for use at another location (for example breeding, table eggs, meat) or the embryonated eggs maybe sold for consumption (balut). As a supplier to meat and egg producers, poultry hatcheries are a critical point of disease transmission (for example Salmonella), which poses a risk to human health and animal health. Veterinarians generally agree that the most effective way to limit the transmission of Salmonella is to address risks at the hatchery and the flocks that supply them. The proposed hatchery-related amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations would modernize the regulations by:

Review the proposed changes to the Health of Animals Regulations – Hatcheries and Supply Flocks, in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

Related information

Contact us

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Disease Control Section
Animal Health Directorate
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y9


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