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Ante-mortem Examination and Presentation Procedures for Food Animals

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, certain requirements are being phased in over the following 12 to 30 months. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.

Part I. Ante-mortem examination procedures

1.1 The ante-mortem examination of a food animal conducted by the licence holder for the purpose of identifying any deviation from normal physiology, behaviour or appearance in the food animal must be conducted in the following manner:

1.2 The examination of the food animal information documents, for the purpose of the ante-mortem examination, must be conducted by the licence holder in the following manner:

Part II. Presentation procedures for ante-mortem inspection

2.1 The presentation by the licence holder of a food animal, other than a game animal, to a veterinary inspector or inspector under the supervision of a veterinary inspector for ante-mortem inspection must be conducted in the following manner:

2.2 The presentation of the food animal information documents by the licence holder to a veterinary inspector or inspector under the supervision of a veterinary inspector for ante-mortem inspection must be conducted by presenting the documents and the results of the examination of the documents conducted by the licence holder in accordance with section 1.2.

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