Mandatory On Farm Programs
The Raised by a Canadian Farmer On Farm Food Safety and Animal Care programs and the BC Poultry Biosecurity Program. These programs are designed to demonstrate and maintain the high level and standards of the Canadian chicken industry.
On Farm Food Safety
The Raised by a Canadian Farmer On Farm Food Safety Program has guidelines and requirements for restricting access to the birds and for protecting animal health. The program is recognized by provincial and federal governments and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
On Farm Food Safety Assurance Program Manual – 2014
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Animal Care Program
The Raised by a Canadian Farmer Animal Care Program is a National program developed by Chicken Farmers of Canada. Raising healthy birds in a humane way is very important to Canadian Chicken Farmers. In BC, 100% of chicken farms are certified under this program.
BC Poultry Biosecurity Program
The BC Poultry Biosecurity Program is an industry led initiative that encourages producers to follow biosecurity protocols that are based on scientifically sound principles that reduce the risk of disease introduction into a production unit, regardless of species. The program was developed by the BC Poultry Association with the help of industry Veterinarians and the support of the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands. The program recommendations have now become mandatory for all BC poultry producers; this includes broilers, layers, broiler breeders and turkeys.