The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched an investigation and is monitoring livestock movement related to non-compliant feed shipments to cattle farms in Quebec and Ontario the past 2-3 weeks, CCNMatthews reports.
The efforts came after supplier Agribrands Canada Inc. reported a small amount of meat and bone meal had contacted ingredients used in production of ruminant feed. Teams of CFIA inspectors are visiting about 100 farms in Ontario and Quebec. And CFIA is identifying implicated animals and monitoring movement of all cattle and other ruminant animals exposed to the feed.
In addition, CFIA will verify that suppliers to Agribrands Canada have revised their processes and procedures to prevent such situations in the future. The agency also will inspect all feed mills, farms and transport vehicles handling the contaminated material to ensure proper cleaning of equipment.
-- Joe Roybal