Need something to "Graphically" get this message out to the Canadian beef consumer and producer. Although this sounds "way out there" I assure you it is serious.
From the CFIA website
It is not allowable to feed chicken excrete to ruminants in Canada. The feeding of any form of poultry manure (including poultry litter) to livestock remains illegal in Canada.
There are several safety concerns associated with the use of poultry manure as a feed ingredient. First and foremost, the feeding of poultry manure may have implications for the spread of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Feeding poultry manure to cattle may inadvertently result in the feeding of ruminant meat and bone meal to cattle and contravene the Health of Animals Regulations.
There is the potential for residues of microbial pathogens, drugs, and other chemicals which may harm livestock or result in the transfer of violative residues in animal products, e.g., meat and milk, to humans.
Producers feeding unapproved or unregistered feed ingredients to their cattle are taking a risk for both animal and human safety.
What are the safety concerns associated with using poultry manure and litter as a feed ingredient?
Concerns are of a dual nature. That is to say, there is concern for both the health of the animal ingesting the feed and for food safety as humans eating the edible end products of these animals may be exposed to contaminants. Safety concerns are varied depending on the source of poultry litter and manure. There is also potential for pathogenic microbial contamination, i.e., bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Clostridium botulinum. The transfer of residues of drugs approved for use in poultry may result in residues in manure and litter. Other concerns include chemical contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides which may accumulate in poultry waste products.
Note - All moneys raised will be used to promote food safety. I will not be receiving any financial compensation from this initiative.
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