Comment on: Consultation on proposed regulatory framework for livestock feeds
Current status: Open
Opened on September 30, 2020 and will close on November 15, 2020.
About the consultation
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is launching a 45-day consultation period from September 30, 2020 to November 15, 2020, to seek feedback and to inform upcoming changes to the Feeds Regulations.
This consultation seeks feedback on the document Feed Regulatory Modernization – Pre Canada Gazette, Part I Publication Consultation, which provides an overview of the proposed changes to the Feeds Regulations and the potential economic impacts of these changes. This consultation document is accompanied by 10 fact sheets which provide greater clarification on some of the key proposed changes.
The last comprehensive review of the Feeds Regulations took place in 1983. The current Regulations focus on products (for example, registration, standards and labelling) with few or no requirements that apply to processes (for example, manufacturing standards and record keeping). Regulatory changes are needed to keep pace with changes in innovation, risk management, international standards, science and technology.
Amendments to the Feeds Regulations are required for the CFIA and regulated sectors to better manage risks that livestock feeds pose to animal health, human health and the environment. The proposed feed framework includes hazard analysis, preventive controls, traceability, increased record-keeping requirements, and licensing. These changes will better align with international regulatory frameworks and best practices. This will enable the CFIA and regulated sectors to better understand and manage risks that livestock feeds pose to animal health, human health and the environment, and will support proactive practices for managing those risks.
Who is the focus of this consultation
The CFIA wants to engage with all animal feed stakeholders, including:
- livestock feed manufacturers
- feed ingredient manufacturers
- feed retailers
- livestock owners and producers
- producer association groups
- veterinary associations
- other government agencies
All comments are welcome from industry, governments, the public, or other organizations or individuals with an interest in livestock feeds in Canada.
How to participate
Review the document: Feed Regulatory Modernization – Pre Canada Gazette, Part I Publication Consultation and provide any comments.
We welcome your feedback by email, fax or mail by November 15, 2020. Contact us for more information.
Key questions for discussion
The CFIA is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the Feeds Regulations,:
- to gather feedback on and confirm whether there is support from industry on the proposed regulatory framework for livestock feeds
- to validate potential economic impacts of the proposed regulatory changes, especially with respect to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic
- to determine where additional guidance will be needed
- Fact sheets: Feeds Regulations 2021
- Guide to timelines for complying with the Feeds Regulations, 2021
- Feeds Regulations
- Feeds Act
Animal Feed Division
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9
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