October 9, 2015
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is reminding swine livestock haulers returning empty from the United States (U.S.) or other countries that regulatory requirements apply under the Health of Animals Regulations, section 106. (5) and its subsections. ·
The Regulatory requirements for empty livestock vehicles have been in effect since the mid-1990s and have helped maintain Canada free of the many serious diseases of swine, which are transmissible by manure. Returning trucks must undergo cleaning and disinfection (C&D) process in the U.S. before returning to Canada.
In February 2014, the CFIA, in consultation with the provinces, during the initial incursion of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus into Canada, had allowed for a temporary emergency protocol for cleaning and disinfection of empty swine trucks to be undertaken. The CFIA has reviewed the situation and has concluded that the outbreak of PED in Canada no longer merits an emergency response.
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