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August 18, 2017

Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB) has approached ANAC to promote some of their overseas opportunities.

VWB works with communities in Canada and overseas in promoting animal health, livestock management and other related matters. VWB is looking for animal health and livestock management experts to work with their overseas partners in promoting animal health, livelihoods development, and overall capacity building.Placements last from one month to a year (flexible) and most of the costs are covered by VWB.

August 18, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance and the potential loss in the effectiveness of antimicrobials for use, especially in human medicine, is a high priority that is shaping regulation and policy in Canada and internationally. ANAC has been communicating to members for some time anticipated changes to the dispensing of medically important antimicrobials (MIA’s) for livestock. On July 5th, Health Canada officially launched their consultation regarding this policy change.

June 23, 2017

ANAC has partnered with NSF International (formerly the Guelph Food Technology Centre) to create a new web-based feed safety course. The course, tailored to address feed industry hazards, is designed for those new to HACCP looking to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals required to implement HACCP and preventive controls in their facilities. This interactive course will be offered as a webinar series over four half days in September and October and will allow participants to practice new concepts between sessions. Active participation for all four sessions is mandatory to receive the final certificate. The course will be limited to the first 25 registrants. Additional course offerings and an offering in French may be offered in Spring 2018 based on interest.

June 23, 2017

During the 2017 ANAC AGM and Convention in Saskatoon, Dr. Michelle Illing (Director of the Animal Feed Division, CFIA) and Craig Price (Area Chief Inspector, CFIA) presented an update on the CFIA’s regulatory modernization efforts as well as other CFIA initiatives including the Integrated Agency Inspection Model (iAIM), the new electronic service portal (MyCFIA) and the classification of veterinary drugs and livestock feeds. The full presentation is available on ANAC’s website.

April 28, 2017

As reported in the January/February newsletter, ANAC has been working on an industry-specific guide to facilitate feed stakeholders’ compliance with the updated Hazardous Products Regulations (aka WHMIS 2015) which will be coming into effect on June 1, 2017. The intent of the new regulation is to align the classification and labelling of Hazardous Products with the US OSHA Hazard Communication System (HCS 2012) and the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

April 28, 2017

ANAC is a proud board member of the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI), a feed industry initiative working in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the FAO led-Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership (LEAP). This project supports the feed industry's environmental stewardship practices by providing thorough and consistent global life cycle analysis (LCA) metrics for sustainable feed production.

April 30, 2017

In November 2016, ANAC sent a special bulletin to all members regarding the Canadian Beta Agonist-Free Beef Certification Program, developed by the Canadian Meat Council (CMC) and aimed at meeting requirements for exporting beef to China. At the time, the program required that feed manufacturers guarantee their feed was beta agonist-free in writing, which was contrary to the Canadian Feeds Regulations and therefore could not be adhered to by the Canadian feed industry.

February 28, 2017

In May 2016, CFIA released a memorandum on “Regulatory authorities related to application of Table 4 to veterinary prescription feeds”. The memorandum was published in response to multiple inspectors requesting clarification on whether feeds manufactured under a veterinary prescription are required to meet Table 4 guarantees for nutrients.

September 01, 2016

In June 2016, we circulated to ANAC members four technical proposals which were published by CFIA for review and feedback. These proposals are intended to be incorporated by reference in the new regulations, and cover the following topics: 

• Permissible claims on feed labels

• Required nutrient guarantees

September 01, 2016

The first annual Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada (ANCC) will take place May 10 and 11, 2017 at the Hilton Quebec in Quebec City. The conference will focus on nutritional strategies and technologies related to the reduction of antimicrobial use in animal production.

September 01, 2016

A search for information on mycotoxins in feed generally results in little that is summarized and specific to ergot in feed. In areas where ergot is a rare or fairly recent concern, this can present a challenge for mills suddenly faced with the presence of ergot in their incoming ingredients.

August 11, 2016

Ottawa, August 11, 2016 – Des Gelz, Chairman of the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) today announced the appointment of Melissa Dumont as Executive Director, effective October 1st, 2016. She will replace the current head of the association, Graham Cooper, who is retiring at the end of September.

July 04, 2016

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).

July 04, 2016

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.

June 02, 2016

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. This has become a trend in recent years, as the board has recognized the importance of continuity at the top level of the association’s governance. 

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