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As reported in the July-August 2015 ANAC newsletter, Canada has aligned its Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

At the June meeting of the government-industry CAHPRAC meeting, CFIA provided an update on product registration timelines. The Animal Feed Division has been unable to meet its 90-day performance standard for registrations and renewals due to other priorities such as regulatory modernization.

At a special session of the board following ANAC’s annual general meeting on May 30 in Halifax, directors voted unanimously to re-elect the executive committee for a second one-year term.

ANAC recently attended a meeting with the CFIA, Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD), Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI), Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) to discuss the ongoing challenges with approvals of zootechnical additives for use in Canada.