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Evaluation of the Enhanced Feed Ban (2013)

In accordance with the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Policy on Evaluation, the primary objective of this evaluation was to assess the relevance (continued need, alignment with government priorities, and alignment with federal government roles and responsibilities) and performance (achievement of expected outcomes, as well as demonstration of efficiency and economy) of the Enhanceed Feed Ban (EFB) and provide recommendations to improve program effectiveness and efficiency, as necessary.

The Enhanced Feed Ban (EFB) is a part of the Government of Canada's Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Program, which is a horizontal initiative led by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The main objective of the EFB is to accelerate Canada's progress in BSE management by preventing more than 99% of potential infectivity from entering the feed system as well as to enhance risk management of transmission of BSE in the cattle herd. To this end, the EFB aims to:

  • Strengthen animal feed restrictions through amendments to the relevant regulations;
  • Ensure compliance with control measures around prohibited materials and specified risk material (SRM) removal; and
  • Increase the level of verification and confidence that SRM is segregated from feed, fertilizer and pet food and that prohibited materials are not fed to ruminants.

The removal of SRM from animal feed is an important animal health protection measure and an indirect public health protection measure.

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