Federal Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada during the COVID-19 Pandemic Published

ANAC has been advocating for the federal government to release a national directory of essential workplaces, which would include the entire feed value chain, to ensure consistency across the country. Today, Public Safety Canada published “Guidance on Essential Services and Functions in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. The feed industry has been included as part of the food critical infrastructure sector as follows:

“Workers including those employed in animal food, feed, by-product and ingredient production, processing, packaging, and distribution; manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of veterinary drugs; truck delivery and transport; farm and fishery labor needed to harvest and produce our food supply domestically”

ANAC continues to organize calls with our advisory committee and participate on Agriculture and Agri-food Canada’s Industry-Government COVID-19 working group meetings three times per week to ensure the concerns of the feed industry are addressed as quickly as possible. Please continue to share with ANAC any concerns or questions around COVID-19 and the impact to your business by contacting My-Lien Bosch at mbosch@anacan.org. We thank you for your support as we work through this challenging situation.