Dead Stock Operators

The treatment of dead stock under the Canadian Cattle Identification Program is dealt with under section 187 of the Health of Animals Act. This information will be of interest to dead stock removers, operators of post- mortem laboratories, veterinarians and herd owners.

When an animal dies in a herd it will either be disposed of on site or removed from the site by a dead stock remover.

187. (1) Every person, including a renderer, a dead stock operator, a post-mortem laboratory official or a veterinarian, who disposes of the carcass of an animal bearing an approved tag 

(b) shall report the number of the approved tag to the administrator within 30 days after disposing of the carcass.

It is important to destroy all used tags after you have recorded and reported the numbers to the CCIA.

On occasion an animal may die at or enroute to a packing plant or at a packing plant before slaughter. In such a case the plant operator is required to report the tag number to the CCIA.

Tag Retirement Instructions
Record and report the CCIA numbers of CCIA-approved tags on cattle.

Note:

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency is an industry conceived, developed and run organization
The Canadian Cattle Identification Program makes traceback and containment of serious animal health and food safety problems faster and more efficient, which helps keep customers buying Canadian beef and cattle.
This program is regulated and enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)


Important Guidelines for Renderers/Dead Stock Operators

The Canadian Cattle Identification Program is an industry-led initiative designed to promote beef consumption through assurance of efficient trace back and containment of serious animal health and food safety problems. The program is regulated and enforced by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)..

You are required under the National Identification Regulations of the Federal Health of Animals Act to record and report any CCIA tag numbers on cattle that you handle to the CCIA within 30 days.

The dead stock operator may remove the CCIA tag and return it to the dead stock depot where it may be read and reported along with all the other tags on a monthly basis.
Destroy used tags after you have recorded and reported the numbers to the CCIA.

 

 
 
   

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