Compartments Webinar 

 

ASF National Compartments Program Webinar and Consultation

On March 16, 2022 from 1 p.m. (EST) to 3 p.m. (EST), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian Pork Council will be hosting a live webinar regarding the upcoming consultation for the proposed National Standards and Framework on a National Compartment Program (NCP) to mitigate the risk of African swine fever (ASF) and support business continuity should ASF be detected in Canada. A link to register for the webinar will be sent next week.

ASF has never been found in Canada, but it continues to spread internationally and poses a significant risk to the Canadian pork industry and the Canadian economy. The CFIA has recently supported the development of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines for ASF compartmentalization and is in the process of supporting industry with the development of an ASF NCP for swine in anticipation of ASF being discovered in Canada.

The consultation opens March 18, 2022 and stakeholders have until June 16, 2022 to submit feedback. Feedback and comments can be submitted after March 18 to cfia.ASFCompartments-CompartimentsPPA.acia@inspection.gc.ca.  

 

Step by step of ASF Compartimentalization Program Webinar and Consultation 

  1. Watch  the ASF Compartmentalization Webinar presented by the CPC’s  Dr. Egan Brockhoff and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s Dr. Penny Greenwood
  2. Review the OIE Guidelines on compartimentilization for ASF
  3. Read Dr. Brockhoff and Dr. Greenwood’s presentation, Canada’s National Compartmentalization Program (NCP) for African swine fever (ASF)
  4. Scan Dr. Brockhoff’s presentation at the September 20, 2021 Leman Conference
  5. Read the proposed standards: Canada's National Standards for African Swine Fever Compartment  (available March 18 2022)
  6. Review the proposed framework for the responsibilities of all the various players in an ASF compartment program: Canada's National Framework for African Swine Fever Compartments (available March 18 2022)
  7. Share your thoughts: Canada’s proposed national standards and framework for African swine fever compartments (available March 18 2022)