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Canada looks for improving registration for insect meals

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency launched a 60-day public consultation to seek comments on the guidance document, Registration requirements for insect-derived livestock feed ingredients.

July 17, 2019

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a 60-day public consultation to seek comments on the proposed guidance document, Registration requirements for insect-derived livestock feed ingredients.

Feed ingredients derived from insects can be suitable sources of nutrients for feeding to various livestock species. In some cases, insects have the potential to be used for the production of feed ingredients from a biomass that contains 40% to 45% protein and up to 35% fat. However, these products can vary significantly depending on several factors including insect species, rearing method, growth substrate, the insect product isolated, etc. all of which can impact on the safety and efficacy for feeding to livestock. This guidance document is intended to provide further clarification on the registration requirements for feed ingredients derived from insects.

The CFIA wants to engage with all animal feed stakeholders, including:

  • Suppliers of feed ingredients.
  • Commercial feed manufacturers.
  • Feed importers, distributors and retailers.
  • Industry associations.
  • Other government departments.
  • International trading partners.
  • Veterinarians.

Send your comments by August 17 to David Johnson, david.johnson4@canada.ca.

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