CFIA trace­abil­ity up­date com­ing be­fore Nov. 1

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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.

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