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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:

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:

Related information

Contact us

Catherine Italiano
Animal Feed Division
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9

Fax: 613-773-7565

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