Current and Proposed Regulations

Current and Proposed Regulations

 

Current Regulations

Canadian Food Inspection Agency outlines the requirements for the identification of cattle, bison and sheep as defined in the Health of Animals Regulations.
 

Proposed Regulations

Last update June 27, 2017

Canadian Food Inspection Agency is continuing its review of Phase II comments from the regulatory amendment industry-consultation process to draft animal movement requirements, which will be published in Part I of the Canada Gazette in early 2018 followed by a third consultation with industry and comment period. After which, CFIA will review industry’s comments and publish the finalized regulations in Part II of the Canada Gazette, which is when proposed regulations would come into force.

CFIA’s regulatory amendments will be implemented with a phased-in approach. Currently, CFIA and industry are considering a two-phased proposal for regulatory amendment.

PROPOSED Farms, feedlots, fairs, exhibits, rodeos, veterinary clinics, artificial insemination centres, test stations Auctions, assembly yards and buying stations Terminal sites
Phase I

when regulations come into force:

Reporting receipt of individual animals via *passive reading with source site PID
and time of loading. Reporting departure of individual animals to community pasture or crown grazing land with destination site PID and time of loading
Reporting receipt
of animals as a **group
with source site PID
and time of loading
Reporting receipt
of individual animals
– all tags
with source site PID
and time of loading
Phase II

two years after regulations come into force:

Reporting receipt of individual animals via *passive reading with source site PID
and time of loading. Reporting departure of individual animals to community pasture or crown grazing land with destination site PID and time of loading
Reporting receipt
of animals as a **group
with source site PID
and time of loading
Reporting receipt
of individual animals
– all tags
with source site PID
and time of loading
*PASSIVE READING: CFIA will consider any amount of data captured to be acceptable if reader equipment is installed, powered on and properly maintained.

**GROUP REPORTING: The use of an approved movement document that contains the required data and accompanies the livestock, or is sent in an electronic format to the livestock’s destination site. The receiver will be required to report the movement data to the CLTS database.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: Industry must be proactive within the first three years of proposed regulations coming into force. CFIA will undertake a formal evaluation three years after the proposed regulations come into force to determine whether additional measures are necessary. If traceability system performance criteria fail to be met, additional measures may be necessary – including further regulatory amendment to incorporate individual animal reporting at all sites