The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved 3-Nitrooxypropanol, known as 3NOP, for use in Canada. 3NOP is a livestock feed ingredient aimed at reducing methane emissions from cattle. The Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) says that it and the National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) have consistently advocated for new innovations such as methane-reducing feed ingredients to… Read More

Highly pathogenic avian influenza is rearing its head again as migratory birds head south for winter. After a quiet summer, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed four new cases on commercial farms in Alberta and one commercial farm case in Saskatchewan over the past four weeks. There have also been at least two confirmed… Read More

The Government of Canada has announced the home of its new Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office — Manila, Philippines. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, made the announcement while meeting with the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) on Wednesday. The Office is a joint venture between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Food… Read More

There are still plenty of unknowns surrounding the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak that has killed millions of chickens and turkeys on farms across North America going back to early 2022, but a drop in the number of new cases in the month of May is a positive sign for the poultry sector. The… Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is continuing with its updating of the Health of Animals Regulations regarding livestock transport and traceability. This latest round of proposed changes builds on the 2020 changes that introduced new feed, water, rest, and transport manifest requirements, among other changes. There are four main goals of Part XV changes: to… Read More

Japan is reopening its doors to processed beef from Canada, removing the last restrictions it has had in place since 2003, after the discovery of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alberta. Japan is Canada’s third-largest market for agriculture and food exports. “Under the new Indo-Pacific Strategy, the federal government committed to seizing… Read More

The president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has stepped down from her post. Siddika Mithani sent a letter to colleagues and industry partners last week informing them of her retirement from the public service, effective Friday, January 20th, 2023. The letter, obtained by RealAgriculture, does not state any reason for the immediate departure, but… Read More

The highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in domestic poultry escalated late last week, as Ontario’s chief vet announced the suspension of any activities where domestic birds would co-mingle and a prime poultry processing area of Manitoba was placed in a quarantine zone. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) updates infected premises and birds impacted each… Read More

Two poultry farms in Alberta have tested positive for highly-pathogenic avian influenza (AI) over the past week, possibly signalling the start of an anticipated resurgence of the virus this fall. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reported a case on a commercial farm in Sturgeon County, Alberta on Wednesday, which followed a confirmed case in a… Read More

 

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