Consultation on regulatory classification of products containing acid based products intended for livestock species: Closed consultation
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from August 5, 2020 to October 5, 2020.
About the consultation
The purpose of this consultation was to seek feedback on Appendix E-3: Acid Based Products (ABPs) intended for oral administration to livestock species. The document was a proposed addition to the joint Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada'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 served 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 was the focus of this consultation
The Government of Canada engaged with all animal feed stakeholders, including:
- pharmaceutical companies
- livestock feed manufacturers
- livestock owners and producers
- producer association groups
- veterinary associations
- other government agencies
All comments were welcome from industry, governments, the public, or other organizations or individuals.
Key questions for discussion
Ideas and input were sought around the proposed classification of acid based products for livestock species, including:
- if the overall classification document was clear and if there were any elements which would require further clarification
- if there was any criteria which may reflect on the safety or efficacy of products that were missed
Animal Feed Division
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9
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