Specified Risk Material - Requirements for Abattoirs / Meat Processors
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On July 12, 2007, enhanced animal health safeguards came into effect to help eliminate bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, from Canada. Certain cattle tissues capable of transmitting BSE, known specified risk material (SRM), are banned from all animal feeds, pet foods and fertilizers. There are also requirements for anyone slaughtering cattle and processing beef.
The removal of SRM from the food supply has been a legal requirement in Canada since 2003.
- Requirements for Slaughtering Cattle and Processing Beef
- Decision Documents
- Blood collection during slaughter
- Comprehensive synopsis of specified risk material (SRM) composting requirements
- Contamination of floor waste and waste water materials by specified risk material (SRM)
- Disposal of specified risk material (SRM) on non-contiguous premises
- Head hides (face plates) from cattle slaughtered in Canadian abattoirs
- Incidental OTM cattle stunning and contamination with specified risk material (SRM) in slaughter of UTM cattle
- Inspection of SRM controls in non-federally registered cattle abattoirs
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