Animal nutrition companies now have a new set of standards to follow with recent updates to the FeedAssure program.
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The Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) recently announced the official release of the updated FeedAssure program, version 4.0 (2022). FeedAssure, the feed safety program designed for the Canadian feed industry, is owned and administered by ANAC. FeedAssure certified facilities were provided a full year, until March 1, 2023, to transition and implement the updated standard.
“The updates made to FeedAssure ensure that certified facilities continue to evolve to maintain the highest standard in feed safety. 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,” said Melissa Dumont, executive director at ANAC.
FeedAssure version 4.0 (2022) addresses industry and scientific advancements and aligns with the anticipated modernized feeds regulations.
This update ensures that FeedAssure continues to be the gold standard for feed safety in Canada and includes updated and new requirements for specific elements such as:
- supplier approval
- crisis management
- feed defense
- feed fraud
“The improvements made not only keeps us aligned to the modernized Feeds Regulations (CFIA), but keeps us in line with international standards,” said Danille Dunn, HACCP Coordinator at Floradale Feed Mill.
The update to the FeedAssure program was supported by the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriAssurance Program.