An important issue capturing attention across the swine industry is the rising threat of African Swine Fever (ASF).
Canadian Bio-Systems (CBS Inc.) joins its colleagues, partners and networks across the feed and animal agriculture sector in Canada and the U.S., and more broadly internationally, in closely monitoring and safeguarding against ASF.
Here’s a summary of key information for CBS Inc. customers, partners and affiliates:
Ensuring clean feed.CBS Inc. has strict protocols in place at all times to protect against the threat of any livestock disease including ASF.
As it does at all times, CBS is continuing to follow strict protocols encompassing all aspects of ingredients sourcing, feed safety and quality, and biosecurity to minimize the potential incidence and spread of any livestock disease threat. As an integrated bio-based feed company that includes manufacturing, CBS Inc. has strong control over global sourcing of the feed ingredients used in CBS Inc. products. As a GMP+ certified manufacturer, CBS sources it's ingredients globally from GMP+ audited facilities to ensure quality and biosecurity.
Keeping North America ASF-free. North America has ASF free status and CBS Inc. is working alongside industry colleagues and associations to continue to maintain and protect that status.
Key things to know*:
* Includes information sourced from Canadian Pork Council and Animal Nutrition Association of Canada
Safeguarding North America from ASF requires locking down on biosecurity including measures to prevent the potential for feed sources and ingredients to act as a vector. CBS Inc. is among feed manufacturers ensuring the right biosecurity measures are in place to prevent any risk of ASF.
CBS Inc. quality standards
Domestic: Aligned with national standards. CBS Inc. is a member of the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC) – the membership of which produces approximately 95 percent of feed on farms in Canada.
International: GMP+ certified. CBS Inc. is GMP+ certified.GMP+ integrates ISO quality management requirements, HACCP and other elements. It defines conditions relating to feed production facilities, storage, transport, trading, etc. GMP+ also defines clear conditions, so that feed safety and sustainability are guaranteed and certification bodies can conduct independent audits. A GMP+ certificate provides additional guarantee for all stakeholders in the international feed industry. A GMP+ certification aligns with and from an international perspective goes over and above important programs such as FeedAssure- a feed safety standard coordinated via ANAC to its membership.
Strict protocols for ingredients sourcing. As stated above, as an integrated bio-based feed company that includes manufacturing, CBS Inc. has strong control over global sourcing of the feed ingredients used in CBS Inc. products. CBS sources it's ingredients globally from GMP audited facilities to ensure quality and biosecurity.
Feed Safety Policy Statement. Along with these measures CBS Inc. follows the direction and values set forth in its Feed Safety Policy Statement:
o Implement global standards and principles through programs, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).
o Conform with local regulatory requirements and the agreed customer requirements.
o Perform regular identification of hazards, determination of critical control points and timely implementation of effective control and monitoring measures.
o Develop and strive to continually improve our processes capable of delivery of safe products through an efficient, effective and suitable feed safety management system.
o Communicate, implement and maintain this policy at all levels of the company.
If you have questions about CBS Inc. biosecurity and efforts to safeguard against all diseases that threaten livestock, contact CBS directly at any time.