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Less Red Tape for Poultry Producers, Manufacturers

by 5m Editor
15 January 2010, at 8:37a.m.

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA - The province's agriculture ministry is to to repeal provincial regulations requiring licensing in the hatchery as well as food and poultry industries.

As the result of a drive to cut down on unnecessary bureaucracy, Enterprise Saskatchewan published a 'Red Tape Reduction Update' report on 13 January.

Among the measures being taken, it states that the Ministry of Agriculture is currently working toward repealing the Saskatchewan Hatchery Regulations and the Saskatchewan Poultry Regulations. These regulations are being repealed as they almost completely duplicate existing Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulations.

With the repeal of these two regulations, the poultry industry will no longer be required to apply annually for licences as they are required to today.

Furthermore, in May 2009, the Ministry of Health introduced The Food Safety Regulations, which apply to public eating establishments as well as food processing facilities. This new package of regulations updated food safety requirements to bring them in line with current scientific research related to food safety. This has resulted in the consolidation of regulatory requirements for public eating establishments and food processing facilities.

As a result, The Public Eating Establishment Regulations, The Bakeshop Regulations, 1986 and food safety provisions found in The Sanitation Regulations were all repealed.