TURKEY PRODUCTION:

ON-FARM FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM

Canadian turkey farmers are on the leading edge of production with respect to food safety and quality

The Turkey Farmers of Canada's On-Farm Food Safety Program (OFFSP) is a national program that details specific steps to reduce and control potential food-safety hazards on-farm. The Program incorporates biosecurity procedures and requires detailed on-farm record keeping and documentation, which is audited on a regular basis.

Implementation of the On-Farm Food Safety Program ensures that Canadian turkey farmers continue to produce turkey of the highest quality and safety for consumers.

The Program has passed technical review by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), indicating that it is based on sound science and meets all Canadian regulatory requirements.

CODE OF PRACTICE

The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of different species of farm animals. Codes are not intended to be used as production manuals but rather as an educational tool in the promotion of sound husbandry and welffare practices. The Codes contain recommendations to assist farmers and others in the agriculture and food sector to compare and improve their own management practices.

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