DUNMORE, Alta. - On July 16 and 17 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) held a training blitz at the Dunmore provincial scales, just east of Medicine Hat.While the blitz was aimed at increasing ...
STRONG SHOWING: CFIA inspectors were pleased with the trucking industry's performance.
DUNMORE, Alta. – On July 16 and 17 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) held a training blitz at the Dunmore provincial scales, just east of Medicine Hat.
While the blitz was aimed at increasing awareness about humane transportation, the CFIA also took advantage of the opportunity to train some of their own.
Humane transportation training coordinator, Dave Zuest was on hand from B.C. to ensure that enforcement practices are consistent between both provinces.
During the blitz, CFIA officers inspected 10 loads of fat cattle headed for slaughter in Ontario, 14 hog trailers carrying 3,434 hogs, two loads of holstein slaughter steers, one load of dairy cattle, one load of rodeo stock, two loads of feeder cattle and one load of cull cows destined for slaughter in Alberta.
Only one downer animal was found, but no charges were laid and the truck driver was able to get the animal back up without having to unload.
The CFIA plans a series of upcoming blitzes to increase awareness and crack down on producers who insist on shipping unhealthy cull cattle. n
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