Restrictions lifted from ALBERTA slaughter facility
Posted: June 24th, 2010 - 7:48am
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has conclusively ruled out federally reportable diseases, including foot-and-mouth disease and swine vesicular disease, in pigs at an Alberta slaughter facility.
Based on these results, the Agency has lifted all movement restrictions. The facility has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and has resumed regular business. There is no human health or food safety concern associated with this incident.
The CFIA wishes to thank the plant operators and the Province of Alberta for their extensive cooperation during this investigation.
In all cases where federally-reportable diseases are suspected or confirmed, the goal is to minimize disruptions to producers, while respecting Canada’s domestic and international obligations to take appropriate and prudent control measures. These measures are critical for protecting the health of Canadian livestock and maintaining market access.