How does the program work?
Liability and Responsibility
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Members of the CSIP Committee
will not automatically be held accountable for a health or safety problem
discovered in an animal that originated from their flock. Beginning with
the flock of origin and the last location of the animal, CFIA will trace
from both points to identify the source of the problem. As in the past
CFIA will rely on scientific information and tests to confirm infection
and toxin sources.
By using individual identification, the number of flocks needing to be
quarantined and tested will decrease by about ninety percent. This means
less inconvenience for producers and a faster resolution to the problem.
The system only traces to the point of carcass inspection. Most contamination
food safety problems are discovered after that point and are recognized
to be beyond the control of primary producers.