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Annex R: The Canadian Program for Certifying Freedom from Growth Enhancing Products (GEPs) for the Export of Beef to the European Union (EU)
Components of the program

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is the competent authority responsible for certifying meat and meat products to the European Union (EU). In order for CFIA to provide export certification for beef produced without Growth Enhancing Products (GEPs) there must be assurances of effective controls in all applicable phases of cattle production. The following 10 items provide the basic, mandatory components of the Canadian certification program:

Adherence to the 10 mandatory components of this program will be monitored by a CFIA recognized/certified management system or by a CFIA Approved Veterinarian. On-site assessments are performed a minimum of once per year.

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