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Notice to industry: Implementation of guidelines for importing mixtures containing animal-origin ingredients

Starting November 1, 2019, guidelines for importing products of animal origin containing multiple ingredients come into effect (Section 9 of the Terrestrial animal products and by-products: Import policy framework). These guidelines affect, for example, feeds, fertilizers, food with milk or egg ingredients, vitamin and mineral supplements, and commodities containing products of a rendering plant or other animal-origin ingredients.

What's new

To help prevent the introduction of animal diseases into Canada, ingredient percentages will no longer be used to determine import conditions and the focus will be on disease risk. Therefore, import requirements may change and, in some cases, become more stringent.

What to do

If you import mixtures containing animal-origin ingredients, here's what to do.

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