CFIA traceability update coming before Nov. 1
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently revised the anticipated date for the publication of draft regulations pertaining to livestock traceability in Part I of the Canada Gazette to spring 2019 from fall 2018.
The annual review of animal indicators will take place prior to the publication of the draft regulations. Recommendations from responsible administrators on the approval or revocation of animal indicators shall be provided to the CFIA before November 1, 2018.
The CCA will continue to work with CFIA to clarify definitions that may appear in the regulatory text and ensure that movement reporting upholds industry traceability principles and reflects the Cattle Implementation Plan (CIP).
The CCA will also be seeking commitment from the federal government to work with industry on a financial map that sees uniform coverage of the costs across the country to ensure we remain competitive and viable.
CCA continues to urge livestock operators to ensure they have a valid Premises ID number and record it in the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) well in advance of the final version of the proposed regulation, anticipated to be implemented in 2019.