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Novel Feeds

Novel feeds are feeds composed of or derived from microorganisms, plants or animal sources that:

  • are not approved as livestock feed in Canada (not listed in Schedule IV or V of the Feeds Regulations)
  • and/or contain a novel trait

Novel feeds include microbial products (e.g. forage inoculants, fermentation products) plants with novel traits, and plants with no history of use as feed, and products/by-products of biotechnology-derived animals.

The key acts and regulations we enforce are:

Information we provide for the general public includes:

Information we provide for the livestock sector and scientific community includes: