The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is advancing proposed amendments to Part XV (Animal Identification) of the Health of Animals Regulations through a second round of stakeholder consultations. The proposed amendments consist mainly of requirements for identifying and reporting the movement of bison, bovine, caprine, cervid, ovine and pigs. The authority for the proposed amendments is provided under the Health of Animals Act.

This second round of consultation is launched today with an anticipated end date of 26 June 2015. Comments on the proposed requirements together with responses to questions raised during the consultation are to be submitted to the following email address: trace@inspection.gc.ca.

Please click on links below to view the following consultation documents:

1- Executive Summary of Consultation documents

2- Overview on a federal livestock identification and traceability regulatory proposal. Second round of consultation: Consultation paper

3- Livestock identification and traceability regulatory proposal. Reference document for second round of consultations

4- Evaluation of Three Livestock Movement Reporting Options to Support Tracing Investigations Following a Sanitary Issue in Canada.

An overview of the consultation documents will be presented through a webinar session on 19 May 2015. Proposed species-specific or site-specific requirements will be presented through additional webinar sessions and meetings. Information on these venues will be provided later this week.

Executive Summary of Consultation Documents 2015-05

Consultation document for 2nd round 2015-05

Reference document for 2nd consultation 2015-05

Evaluation of movement reporting option – 2015-05