Canadian pork producers who ship live animals to the United States must comply with new requirements for identifying pigs imported from Canada, the Canadian Pork Council reported. Anyone who ships or receives pigs in Canada must report the animals’ movements within seven days using the PigTrace database.
PigTrace Canada is a live animal traceability initiative used to ensure quick identification of swine operations that may be affected by a food safety issue or animal disease outbreak. In October, Canadian Agri-Traceability Services (CATS) received a government grant of C$7.5 million to adapt its technology for Canada’s swine industry. Read more here.