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CPMA Update On Ractopamine

Published: August 21, 2015 12:51 pm ET

Last Comment: August 21, 2015 4:50 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

On Friday, August 21, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency issued a memo to the Canadian horse racing industry which contained an update regarding Ractopamine in 'feedstuffs.'

An official copy of the memo can be accessed by clicking here.

The contents to the memo appear below in both English and French.

Ractopamine In Feedstuffs Update

This memo is further to our notices to industry on February 14 and November 3, 2014, on the subject of ractopamine in feedstuffs wherein we reminded race horse owners and trainers that it remains their responsibility to obtain horse feed and supplements that are free from substances that may trigger a positive test such as ractopamine.

Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has published a list of commercial feed facilities enrolled in the Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program. Race horse trainers and owners may wish to obtain their feed from facilities that have been designated as Type A which are those commercial facilities (feed mills and feed retail outlets) that manufacture, handle and/or distribute only feeds that do not contain ractopamine. They have never manufactured and/or distributed mixed feeds containing ractopamine (including trucking) or have followed the protocols established by CFIA to clean-up their facility.

The list, along with information regarding the Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program can be viewed here. Please note that this list is being updated as new facilities enroll.

Should you have any questions, please contact the CPMA at 1-800-268-8835, or by email at [email protected].

Ractopamine Dans Les Aliments Pour Animaux – Mise-À-Jour

La présente fait suite aux avis que nous avons communiqué à l’industrie le 14 février et le 3 novembre 2014 concernant la présence de ractopamine dans les aliments pour animaux et dans lequel nous rappelions aux propriétaires et aux entraîneurs de chevaux de course qu’il leur incombe de se procurer des aliments et suppléments destinés aux chevaux qui sont exempts de substances susceptibles d’entraîner des résultats positifs aux tests de dépistage de la ractopamine.

Veuillez prendre note que l'Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments (ACIA) a publié une liste d’établissements de fabrication d'aliments commerciaux inscrits dans le Programme canadien de certification des porcs exempts de ractopamine. Les entraîneurs et propriétaires de chevaux de course peuvent souhaiter obtenir leurs aliments à partir d’établissements qui ont été désignées de type A qui sont des installations commerciales (meuneries et points de vente au détail d'aliments du bétail) qui fabriquent, manipulent et/ou distribuent seulement des aliments exempts de ractopamine. Elles n'ont jamais fabriqué et/ou distribué d'aliments mélangés contenant de la ractopamine (y compris durant le transport par camion) ou ont suivi les protocoles établis par l’ACIA pour le nettoyage de leurs installations.

La liste ainsi que l’information concernent le Programme canadien de certification des porcs exempts de ractopamine se trouvent sur le lien suivant :

S'il vous plaît noter que cette liste est mise à jour lorsque de nouveaux établissements s’y inscrivent.

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez communiquer avec l’ACPM au 1-800-268-8835, ou par courriel à [email protected].

August 21, 2015 - 4:50 pmTrainers/owners, please be

Paul Sharpe SAID...

Trainers/owners, please be aware that the list of commercial feed facilities posted by the CPMA, is only a list of those facilities that are registered with the Canadian Ractopamine-Free Pork Certification Program. This list is not a list of facilities that are completely drug free, such as Sharpe Farm Supplies Moffat Mill. Sharpe's is not a part of the Ractopamine-Free Pork program because we do not manufacture any pork feed. Please note that many facilities on this list do manufacture feed with other medications/drugs in them - products that are fatal to horses!! Please feel reassured in your horses nutritional safety with feed made at Sharpe Farm Supplies Moffat facility.

Paul Sharpe

August 21, 2015 - 1:08 pmwill the cpma please submit a

terry gudz SAID...

will the cpma please submit a list of type A facilities in each province to prevent these positive tests?

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