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Cleaning and disinfection process for premises declared infected with bovine tuberculosis

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Cleaning and disinfection (C&D) is performed on premises declared infected to ensure the site (including areas that animals have occupied, materials, equipment and other items identified as contaminated) does not pose a risk for the transmission of a federally reportable disease.

Responsibility

On premises that have been issued a Declaration of an Infected Place (CFIA/ACIA form 4204), cleaning and disinfection is required. The CFIA C&D Unit will conduct an assessment of the premises to determine the degree of contamination and risk of transmission of bovine tuberculosis. The CFIA will develop a decontamination plan and issue the owner of the premises an Order to Clean and Disinfect (CFIA/ACIA form 4207), reviewing with the owner the requirements of the plan.

The owner will conduct the C&D under the approval and oversight of the CFIA.

The CFIA oversees the C&D of the premises, conducting a minimum of three site visits. When cleaning and disinfection is completed to the satisfaction of the CFIA, a signed declaration is provided indicating approval of the process. The premises remains under CFIA control until a Declaration That a Premises Has Ceased to Be an Infected Place (CFIA/ACIA form 4205) is issued.

Important considerations

Background

The pathogen that causes bovine tuberculosis can be shed by infected animals in their respiratory secretions, sputum, feces, urine, vaginal and uterine discharges and other bodily fluids. The pathogen can survive for long periods of time in cool temperatures in organic material such as manure and in water dugouts.

Process

Cleaning and Disinfection normally involves 6 (six) steps:

While the process for C&D is similar for all infected premises, the specific requirements and needs must be tailored to address the disease risks and issues specific to each premises. In some circumstances not all six steps will be required.

Step 1: Removal of contaminated materials and products

This step covers the removal of contaminated materials and products not suitable for cleaning and disinfection and their proper disposal.

(Consult the CFIA Disposal Unit for guidance on disposal of contaminated material or things)

Step 2: Dry cleaning

This step covers the dry cleaning of surfaces (using shovels, scrapers, brushes, etc.) to remove gross organic material.

Dry cleaning is the most important step in the C&D process; it removes the largest amount of infectious (contaminated) material containing the pathogen (Mycobacterium bovis) and when performed correctly, reduces the amount of work required for wet cleaning.

Step 3: Wet cleaning

This step covers the wet cleaning of surfaces (using soaps, detergents, or products such as enzymes) to further remove gross organic material and biofilms.

Step 4: Drying (post cleaning)

This step covers the drying of surfaces (this may include the use of supplemental heat in buildings)

Stop

Contact the CFIA for approval of the cleaning process.
An inspection is required before beginning the disinfection process.

Step 5: Disinfection

This step covers the disinfection of surfaces (using a chemical disinfectant registered and approved for that purpose) or other suitable method/physical process to inactivate the agent of concern. (e.g. heat treatment through flaming or burning)

Stop

Contact the CFIA for the supervision and approval of the disinfection process.

Step 6: Drying (post disinfection)

This step covers the drying of surfaces (this may include the use of supplemental heat on equipment or in buildings)

Overview of the Cleaning and Disinfection Process

Flowchart - Overview of the Cleaning and Disinfection Process. Description follows.
Description of flowchart - Overview of the Cleaning and Disinfection Process
  1. Farm Site Status: CFIA completed depopulation and disposal
  2. Producer contacts CFIA to determine whether C&D can commence and requests the CFIA to issue an order to C&D.
  3. CFIA site visit #1: C&D Infected Place Site Assessment CFIA assesses the site and orders C&D. The assessment MAY be completed prior to completion of depopulation and disposal.
  4. CFIA develops decontamination plan for the C&D of all barns, corrals, equipment, etc., on the premises.
  5. Decontamination plan reviewed with owner/contractor by CFIA Following review, , cleaning may commence.
  6. Producer completes dry cleaning of premises and things.
  7. Producer completes wet cleaning of premises and things.
  8. Producer contacts CFIA to request "Clean Inspection"
  9. CFIA site visit #2: Clean Inspection CFIA approves cleaning. Surfaces must be allowed to dry prior to disinfection.
  10. Producer completes disinfection of premises and things under CFIA oversight.
  11. Producer contacts CFIA to request "Disinfection Inspection"
  12. CFIA site visit #3: Disinfection Inspection CFIA approves disinfection
  13. Producer may commence restocking after a vacant period (downtime) and receiving CFIA's approval on the Disinfection Inspection and receipt of a Declaration That a Premises Has Ceased to Be an Infected Place Subject to CFIA approval.

Notes:

  • Appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment is required throughout all steps of the C&D process.
  • CFIA staff will be available to provide guidance on all aspects of the C&D process.
  • CFIA may require additional formal inspections throughout the C&D process.

Examples of approved disinfectants

  1. LpH ag® manufactured by Steris
    Follow label directions of the disinfectant. Mix one part of disinfectant to 250 parts of water.
  2. Sodium hypochlorite
    Household bleach concentration is generally 5-6%. For Tuberculosis, it is recommended a dilution of 1 part of bleach and 4 parts of water (1/5 solution).
  3. PREvailTM (accelerated hydrogen peroxide) manufactured by Virox
    Follow label directions of the disinfectant. Consideration of using 1/16 dilution and 10-20 minutes contact time in cold weather.
PREvailTM (also known as AccelTM) 1/16 with calcium chloride
To make 1 litre for use at: Water Table Note 1 Calcium Chloride Accel Prevention Concentrate 7%Table Note 2
0 to -20°Celsius 800 ml (+) 200 g 63 ml

Table Notes

Table Note 1

Add CaCl2 to water and mix until dissolved. The solution will warm up to ~ 40 °C. Then add the Accel and finally top up to 1 litre with more water.

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Table Note 2

A cloudy precipitate may form and settle out of solution. This is expected. Allow to settle and then pour into the final container for use. As well, a very slight chlorine smell may develop over time. This also is normal.

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Contact time required: a minimum of 10 minutes under ideal conditions. During cold temperatures, increased contact time will be required. Discuss requirements with the CFIA C&D Unit.

Calcium chloride purchasing information
Product Format Order number
Xynyth Calcium Chloride 94-97% 50kg Acklands Grainger # XYN200-50049
Calcium Chloride 3kg Fisher Scientific C6143
Accel 1/16 with propylene glycol
To make 1 litre for use at: Water Propylene glycol Accel Prevention Concentrate 7%
0 to -10°Celsius 637 ml 300 ml 63 ml
-10 to -20°Celsius 537 ml 400 ml 63 ml

Discuss requirements with the CFIA C&D Unit.

Propylene glycol purchasing information
Product Format Supplier - Order number
Propylene Glycol 18.9L Hall-Chem Table Note 3 PG300-19
Prestone Plumbing/RV Antifreeze Table Note 4 4L Canadian Tire #63-9926-4
Propylene Glycol USP/FCC 4 Litres Fisher Scientific - P3554

Table Notes

Table Note 3

Hall-Chem is an importer/packager of PG for retail. They can arrange 3.8L production lots and bulk shipping

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Table Note 4

Do not substitute other commercial antifreezes without verifying additives will not interfere with the disinfectant.

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