When is a plant-derived ingredient considered novel?

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently released new guidance on How to determine when a plant-derived ingredient requires a feed pre-market assessment. This guidance supplements the existing Guidelines for the assessment of novel feeds: Plant sources and incorporates feedback received during a consultation held on the document last fall.

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CFIA launches ERA-Renderer model

Rendering plants holding a permit under the authority of the Health of Animals Regulations have until June 14, 2024 to submit their online questionnaire for the Establishment-based Risk Assessment model for renderers (ERA-Renderer model). All permitted rendering plants should have received an email from the CFIA with information on how to complete and submit the questionnaire. If you are a rendering plant and have not received this information, please contact Melissa Dumont (

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