In 2000, two bills were adopted by the Quebec National Assembly. The Food Products Act granted the authority to proceed with the food traceability process up to consumer's plate, and the Animal Health Protection Act targeted animal identification.
The Regulation respecting the identification and traceability of certain animals stems from the latter and governs the identification of animals kept and raised in Québec.
On January 1st, 2001, Federal regulations came into effect concerning compulsory cattle identification using approved tags prior to the animals being moved from the farm.
Obligations of Agricultural Stakeholders in Quebec
Every agriculture industry stakeholder (from the farm to the slaughterhouse) must meet certain requirements and obligations under these regulations. The documents below, prepared in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ), present the details of the obligations for each and every person within the framework of the permanent identification and traceability of animals raised in Quebec.
Bovine Producer [07/05/2010 - 3 pages - 440 ko]
Ovine Producer [07/05/2010 - 3 pages - 442 ko]
Cervid Producer [02/01/2009 - 2 pages - 79 ko]
Slaughterhouses [02/01/2009 - 1 pages - 43 ko]
Livestock Carriers [11/01/2008 - 1 pages - 50 ko]
Livestock Auctions [11/01/2008 - 1 pages - 52 ko]
Sorting Centres [11/01/2008 - 1 pages - 51 ko]
Agricultural Fairs [11/01/2008 - 1 pages - 49 ko]
Veterinary Hospitals [11/01/2008 - 1 pages - 51 ko]
Meat Salvagers and Rendering Plants [11/01/2008 - 1 pages - 49 ko]
Animal Test Stations [10/18/2004 - 1 pages - 98 ko]
Artificial Insemination Centres [11/01/2008 - 1 pages - 48 ko]
Calf Collection Centres [11/01/2008 - 1 pages - 48 ko]
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