Wednesday, January 6, 2021

CFIA issues warning to feed importers

Months after Dr. Scott Dee of Minnesota warned that he had found that African Swine Fever could survive in imported feed ingredients, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency this week issued a caution to Canadians.

It posted a statement saying:

“Producers and feed manufacturers who purchase ingredients to produce pig feed should know the origin of the ingredients. 

“Producers and feed importers should verify that feed ingredients were produced and handled using proper biosecurity measures. 

“Feed importers should be able to provide feed purchasers with information on how the ingredients were produced and handled before to entry into Canada.

“ASF can be transmitted via contaminated feed or feed ingredients imported from countries where these diseases are present.”