Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program
Are you a commercial feed mill or retail outlet, and supply feed or ingredients to pork producers or to other feed mills that manufacture swine feeds? Have you been requested to provide a letter of guarantee by any of your customers? If the answer is “yes” to either of these questions, there is a strong chance that you are required to enroll in the Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program and are subject to all program requirements, including third-party audits.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for certifying that pork products exported from Canada originate from pigs that have never been fed and/or exposed to ractopamine hydrochloride (referred to as ractopamine).
CFIA maintains a list of commercial feed facilities enrolled in the Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program HERE.
Third-party audits required under the program can be booked for ANAC members and FeedAssure-certified facilities by contacting FeedAssure at firstname.lastname@example.org.