Join the discussion: Proposed changes to the Feeds Regulations
Current status: Open
Update: September 8, 2021
The consultation, opened on June 12, 2021 for a 90-day comment period ending on September 10, 2021, has now been extended to October 15, 2021.
As part of the process to modernize the feed regulations, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Feeds Regulations, 1983. The changes are pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I.
The proposed amendments would be a major update to the federal Feeds Regulations, 1983, that will more effectively manage risks that livestock feeds pose to animal health, human health and the environment, reflect international standards and keep up with industry innovation, science and technology.
Overall, safe feeds contribute to the production of healthy livestock and safe foods of animal origin for consumers. The CFIA verifies that livestock feeds manufactured, sold or imported in Canada are safe for animal health, comply with federal standards and are safe for livestock that will be used for human consumption (for example, meat, milk and eggs).
How to participate
- Read the proposed regulations in Canada Gazette Part I and submit your comments using the online regulatory consultation system
- Read the proposed documents incorporated by reference
- Read the fact sheets and guidance documents to better understand the proposed regulations
- World Trade Organization notification process:
Who is the focus of this consultation
The CFIA welcomes comments from the public, academia, other government departments, and organizations or individuals with an interest in livestock feeds in Canada, including:
- livestock feed manufacturers
- feed ingredient manufacturers
- feed retailers
- feed importers
- feed exporters
- livestock owners and producers
- producer associations
- feed industry associations
- feed ingredient associations
- veterinary associations
Key points for discussion
Your ideas and input are sought on the proposed changes to the Feeds Regulations, which include:
- hazard analysis, and preventive control plans
- licensing requirements
- using incorporation by reference
- increasing regulatory alignment with trading partners
- reducing the number of feeds that require registration
- increasing record-keeping requirements
- new traceability requirements
- Proposed Feeds Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I
- Feeds regulatory modernization
- Feeds Regulations, 1983
- Feeds Act
- Notice to industry – Extension of consultation on proposed changes to the Feeds Regulations
If you have any questions about this consultation, please send an email to the Animal Feed and Veterinary Biologics Division.
After this consultation comment period ends, all comments submitted to us on the proposed Feeds Regulations, 2022 will be published publicly as per the regulatory process to meet the Government of Canada's commitment to transparency.
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