Meat Hygiene Directive: 2017-14

Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y9

February 23, 2017

Subject: Chapter 11 of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures – European Union

New certification requirements for export of horse meat to the EU will be effective as of March 1, 2017. A new section has been introduced on export of horse meat to the EU. (section For details, please see the section on the European Union.


  • The changes have been made in the Meat e-Certification System.
  • Export certificates are available to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspection staff through Read Import Country Requirements (ICR) of Meat eCert.

Barbara Doan
Food Import/Export Division

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