FeedAssurance, a feed safety certification program for feed manufacturers, which is owned and administered by the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC), has been updated to version 4.0. Certificate holders were previously informed of the impending updated standard, and were given a full year, until March 1, 2023, to transition and implement the new standard.
The new version addresses industry and scientific advancements, and alights with the anticipated modernized Feed Regulations. It contains new requirements for specific elements such as biosecurity, supplier approval, crisis management, feed defence and feed fraud.
“The updates made to FeedAssure ensure that certified facilities continue to evolve to maintain the highest standard in feed safety,” said Melissa Dumont, executive director at ANAC, in a statement. “The voluntary implementation of the FeedAssure® version 4.0 (2022) program by commercial feed businesses demonstrates their commitment to providing safe feed for livestock protecting them from feed risks including domestic and foreign animal diseases, and contaminants.”
The update was made possible through financial support from the Government of Canada through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriAssurance Program.
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