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Comment on: Consultation on regulatory classification of products containing acid based products intended for livestock species

Current status: Open

Opened on August 5, 2020 and will close on October 5, 2020.

About the consultation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) has launched a 60-day consultation period from August 5, 2020 to October 5, 2020, to seek feedback on proposed classification criteria for Acid Based Products (ABPs) intended for oral administration to livestock species.

This consultation seeks feedback on Appendix E-3: Acid Based Products (ABPs) a proposed addition to the joint CFIA and HC's Guidance document on classification of veterinary drugs and livestock feeds.

Acid Based Products (ABP) and their salts, often referred to as acidifiers, are products that contain one or more substances with acidic properties. They have a recognized use in feeds to reduce the pH of solid feed and for use as preservatives in solid and liquid feed (for example, milk replacers). As new uses of these products have emerged, this Appendix serves to provide guidance and clarification concerning the classification of ABP intended for oral use in livestock between veterinary drugs, including veterinary health products, and livestock feeds.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The CFIA and HC wants to engage with all animal feed stakeholders, including:

All comments are welcome from industry, governments, the public, or other organizations or individuals.

How to participate

Review the proposed classification document: Appendix E-3: Acid Based Products (ABPs), and provide any comments.

We welcome your feedback by e-mail, fax or mail by October 5, 2020. Contact us for more information.

Key questions for discussion

The CFIA and HC are seeking feedback on the proposed classification of acid based products for livestock species:

Related information

Contact us

Catherine Italiano
Animal Feed Division
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9

Fax: 613-773-7565

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