June 4, 2010
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is updating the requirements for importing breeding sheep and goats from the United States into Canada.
Among other requirements, the amended regulation will allow female sheep for breeding to be imported from a "negligible risk premises" (which will be defined in the regulation) OR will allow female sheep to be imported provided they originate from a flock that is enrolled in a scrapie certification program in the United States and has an equivalent or higher status than the importing premises' certification level in Canada.
The new regulation is be posted to the CFIA Web site, www.inspection.gc.ca
, in late June.