Comment on: Registration requirements for insect-derived livestock feed ingredients

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from June 7, 2019 to August 17, 2019.

About the consultation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) 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.

Who was the focus of this consultation

The CFIA engaged 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

All comments are welcome from industry, governments, the public, or other organizations or individuals.

Key questions for discussion

The CFIA sought feedback on the proposed guidance on registration requirements for insect-derived livestock feed ingredients:

  • is the overall guidance document clear? Are there any elements which require further clarification?
  • is there any criteria which may reflect on the safety or efficacy of products that was missed?

Related information

Contact us

David Johnson
Animal Feed Division
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9

Email: david.johnson4@canada.ca
Fax: 613-773-7565

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