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Ractopamine-free program: New swine movement requirements

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Canadian pork producers will have to provide new movement documents if registered on the Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program as of March 31.

Source: Manitoba Pork
As of March 31, all sites registered on the Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program — primarily sites that ship market hogs — will have to use, receive and keep Swine Movement Documents that include all the statements in the new Annex 4 for:
• incoming pigs, which are transferred from farm to farm to eventually be destined for slaughter at a federal packing plant, and
• outgoing market hogs that are heading to a federal packing plant.

The Swine Movement Document must also include statements that were part of the Canadian Quality Assurance Outgoing Pig Treatment Record, specifically the ones about outstanding drug withdrawals and broken needles. These are required components for the CQA program, so these statements (essentially an outgoing pig treatment record) must be passed from CQA farm to CQA farm and again to plants/assemblers requiring CQA.

The goal of this document is to consolidate the requirements from the CRFPCP, CQA and a swine manifest into one document that can be used for most situations.

Contact Mark Fynn at 204-235-2302 if you have questions about the CRFPCP.

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