Canada: New feed rules for biofuel grains
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is inviting
public comments on the use of grains from ethanol production as livestock
This Government [Canada] is continuously exploring new and innovative
possibilities for producers," said the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of
Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board. "We are
working closely with industry stakeholders to determine the best way to use fuel
ethanol distillers' grains as an effective, safe feed ingredient."
In Canada, the production of fuel ethanol from grain (biofuels) has increased
dramatically in recent years. Distillers' grains resulting from production of
alcoholic beverages are already an approved protein feed in livestock rations.
However, the manufacturing processes for fuel ethanol can differ from those for
potable alcohol. As a result, distillers' grains from the production of fuel
ethanol are not approved as a feed ingredient.
The CFIA has developed a draft policy with the input of all stakeholders and
is welcoming comments on this document until April 1, 2008.
It is expected that a final version of the policy document will be published
by the CFIA in the fall of 2008.
To access the draft policy posted on the Canadian Food Inspection
Agency's web site, click here
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