Share your thoughts: Proposed changes to the Tables of Permissible Claims for Feed Labels: Closed consultation
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from February 7, 2023 to March 9, 2023.
About the consultation
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is leading a 30-day public consultation to seek comments on the proposed document: Overview of the proposed changes to the Tables of Permissible Claims for Feed Labels.
The Tables of Permissible Claims for Feed Labels is a document that will be incorporated by reference (IBR) into the Feeds Regulations, 2023 and will come into force when the new regulations are published in the Canada Gazette, Part II (CGII).
The Tables of Permissible Claims for Feed Labels contains approved claims that would be allowed on a livestock feed label without requiring mandatory product registration provided that the conditions for the livestock feed and the label are met. It is divided into 3 tables based on the different types of permissible claims;
- Table 1: General claims
- Table 2: Nutritional claims
- Table 3: Specialty feeds claims
If the livestock feed label includes a permissible claim and the conditions for that claim are met, but the livestock feed is not exempt from registration for other reasons, the livestock feed will still require product registration.
The CFIA is committed to the principles of accessibility, transparency, consistency, reasonableness, and clarity when using IBRs in regulations as stipulated in the CFIA's Incorporation by Reference Policy. Since changes have been made to the Tables of Permissible Claims for Feed Labels since the last consultation, in accordance with the Incorporation by Reference Policy, the CFIA is consulting on these additional changes. This will allow the most up to date version of the Tables of Permissible Claims for Feed Labels to be published when the new regulations are published in CGII.
Who is the focus of this consultation
Animal feed stakeholders, including:
- suppliers of feed ingredients
- commercial feed manufacturers
- feed importers, distributors and retailers
- industry associations
- other government departments
- international trading partners
All comments are welcome from industry, governments, the public, or other organizations or individuals.
Key questions for discussion
The CFIA is asking for feedback on the Overview of the proposed changes to the Tables of Permissible Claims for Feed Labels.
- Are there any elements which require further clarification
- Are there any criteria that are missing
- Are the claims and conditions, as written, clear
Animal Feed Program (AFP)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9
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