CANADA - Identification and reporting will become mandatory for farmed wild boars in Canada from July 2015, as is already the case for domestic pigs.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding all pig farmers and pig custodians (auction markets, transporters, breeders etc.) that they must properly identify, keep records and report the movement of pigs under their care or control from birth or import to slaughter or export. The wild boar industry will also be subject to these requirements as of 1 July 2015.
Traceability systems can be used to identify and locate animals anywhere in the supply chain from birth to slaughter. These systems benefit industry as they help limit the economic impacts of animal health emergencies such as animal disease outbreaks.
The CFIA is responsible for enforcing traceability requirements in Canada. Anyone who fails to meet these requirements could be subject to enforcement action such as warnings, fines or prosecution.
Producers who would like more information on pig and farmed wild boar identification and reporting requirements should contact PigTrace Canada:
Contact the PigTrace Office: 28 Terracon Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 4G7. Phone: 866-300-1825; Fax: 877-301-6710; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Customer Service and Tag Orders: 1-866-300-1825. 9:30am to 4:30pm. (Eastern Standard Time), Monday to Thursday
PigTrace is an organisation established by the Canadian Pork Council, the administrator responsible for the traceability system of pigs and farmed wild boars.
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