New CMIB to be published April 1, 2018

February 28, 2018

The new CMIB will be published on April 1, 2018; however, the policy changes for MIAs only take effect on December 1, 2018. During the transition period, both CMIBs (the current version as well as the new version published April 1) will be valid.

ANAC urges government to delay WHMIS 2015 implementation for the feed industry

February 28, 2018

ANAC has requested on several occasions clarification on key changes and exemptions; however, we have received few responses and many fundamental questions remain unanswered. As such, there is little additional information about compliance in feed available to members since ANAC’s industry-specific guidance (PDF) was published in May 2017. 

ANAC participates in international feed meetings

October 31, 2017

In early October, ANAC’s Executive Director, Melissa Dumont, participated in the 16th annual IFIF and FAO joint meeting. The agenda included issues such as antimicrobial resistance, environmental sustainability and contaminants in feed.

Health Canada publishes consultation on antimicrobial changes

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.

Opportunities working with Veterinarians Without Borders

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.

Register for new FeedAssure/HACCP implementation course

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.

Beta Agonist-Free Beef Program for Exports to China Published

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.

Global Feed LCA Institute launches website for life cycle analysis database

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.

ANAC publishes GHS guidance for the feed industry

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).

Clarification on application of Table 4 to veterinary prescription feeds

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.