Notice to Industry – Consultation on regulatory classification of products containing viable microbial products intended for livestock species

May 7, 2018

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada have launched a 60-day consultation period from May 7 to July 5, 2018, to seek feedback on proposed classification criteria for products containing viable microbial products (VMPs) in livestock species. VMPs are fed to livestock as a source of viable cells whose main purpose in the diet is to have beneficial effects in target livestock species.

This consultation seeks feedback on Appendix E-2: Viable microbial products (VMPs), a proposed addition to Health Canada's Guidance document on classification of veterinary drugs and livestock feeds.

We encourage the following stakeholders to provide feedback by July 5, 2018:

  • pharmaceutical companies
  • livestock feed manufacturers
  • food producers
  • producer association groups
  • veterinary associations
  • other government agencies

For more information and to submit your comments, please see the consultation on appendix E-2: viable microbial products (VMPs).

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