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Veterinary Prescription Feeds - Record of Decision - Request for Review of Feed Inspection Policies and Procedures

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Area of Reference

Veterinary Prescription Feeds

Compliance Verification System (CVS) Task(s)


Effective Date

January 11, 2010

Excerpt from Task Standard Prior to January 11, 2010


Section 15 (1) of the Feeds Regulations requires that manufacturers of veterinary prescription feeds have a signed, written veterinary prescription in the manufacturer's possession during the manufacture of that feed.

Section 5 (g) (v) of the Feeds Regulations requires that a signed, written veterinary prescription is in the possession of the manufacturer prior to delivery of the feed.

It is our position that both sections of the regulations apply and the manufacturer is required to have the signed veterinary prescription in hand during the manufacturing process in its entirety (i.e., before manufacturing starts).  There was recognition, however, that there may be emergency situations which preclude the veterinarian getting a signed prescription to the feed mill before manufacturing starts. 

To accommodate bona fide emergency situations, the final 2 bullets of the verification task standards for Task 1107 have been revised as follows:


Review Decision made by

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Issue Resolution Working Group
December 17, 2009

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