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2021-11-18

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has developed temporary measures and conditions to help the animal feed industry in British Columbia continue to maintain the supply of feed to livestock and protect animal health in light of the challenges created by recent floods. The flooding has negatively impacted transportation by both road and rail, interrupting livestock feed supply chains.

The CFIA expects that regulated parties will continue to act responsibly during this period in order to minimize the effects and duration of any non-compliance. In the interim, the CFIA has developed the following measures and conditions for feed manufacturers to support the continued supply of livestock feed.

In all cases, the temporary reformulation of feeds must:

Feed manufacturers in British Columbia are required to:

For livestock feeds manufactured in British Columbia in accordance with these temporary measures, CFIA feed inspectors will not issue Corrective Action Requests (CARs) where:

When these temporary measures are withdrawn, feed manufacturers will be required to:

The CFIA's long-standing enforcement and compliance policy has always been to respond to non-compliance with fairness, impartiality and transparency. The CFIA will continue to do so with the additional considerations specific to the current situation in British Columbia in mind. While all requirements of the regulations will continue to apply, the CFIA wishes to assure industry that it will exercise its enforcement discretion in a flexible manner and will take into account challenges faced by the British Columbia industry at this time.

This notice is in effect until further notice and will be revisited as the situation evolves. If you have questions or for any other urgent concerns related to the current situation, please contact the CFIA's Animal Feed and Veterinary Biologics Division at cfia.afp-paa.acia@inspection.gc.ca.

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