The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) together with provincial pork organizations have developed an identification and traceability system, PigTrace, for the Canadian hog industry as a proactive measure to safeguard our industry from foreign animal disease, protect our domestic and export market access and uphold our food safety quality.
PigTrace is a national program that tracks pig movements to improve emergency response. PigTrace allows animal health officials to quickly locate potentially infected farms to stop the spread of disease.
PigTrace is mandatory by law through the federal Health of Animals Regulations which is enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The CFIA can issue non-compliance letters and fines (up to $50,000) to those who do not comply with the PigTrace requirements.
For more information on National Identification and Traceability visit the PigTrace Canada website
Ontario Pork administers this national program within Ontario on behalf of CPC.
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