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Update – BC Meat Inspection Regulation Brian Radke DVM PhD Public Health Veterinarian Food Protection Services, BCCDC Presented to Livestock Waste Initiative.

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1 Update – BC Meat Inspection Regulation Brian Radke DVM PhD Public Health Veterinarian Food Protection Services, BCCDC Presented to Livestock Waste Initiative Meeting Fairmont Airport Nov 7, 2007

2 Timeline of BC MIR  Sept 2004 : BC MIR passed, effective Sept 2006 –All meat sold in the province must be inspected & slaughtered in a licenced facility –Free assessment service –12 licenced slaughter plants  April 2006: BC MIR effective date changed to Sept 2007 –BC gov’t contributes $5 million to aid industry transition to new regulations & commits to pay 100% of inspection costs until 2012

3 Timeline of BC MIR continued  Sept 2007: BC MIR amended to include Class C (transitional) licence –Operating prior to Sept 2007 outside meat inspection area –Plans approved by BCCDC –Meat not inspected (labeling required) –Can’t be sold to food premises –Product not for resale (can’t enter meat inspection area) labeling requirement –Valid for 6 months (potential renewal)  Graduated enforcement by regional Health Authorities

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5 BC Licenced Plants – Nov 6, 07 Area Red Meat PoultryTotal Islands (Van., Gulf)7612 Fraser Valley325 Thompson Okanagan3 + 4C*29 Kootenay Rockies 2C2 Cariboo Chilcotin22 North3* + 1C27 BC251236 C is transitional licence * is 1 mobile

6 BC Licenced Plants – Existing & in Process Area Red Meat PoultryTotal Islands (Van., Gulf)7612 Fraser Valley325 Thompson Okanagan7*+(3)2+(1*)13 Kootenay Rockies 2+(1)(1*)5 Cariboo Chilcotin2+(1)(1)4 North4*+(3)29 BC331547 (final application approved or in development ) * is 1 mobile

7 Updated List of BC Licenced Plants At the BCCDC website http://www.bccdc.org/download.php?item= 3309


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