Horses imported to Canada from the United States or other countries will have to remain in Canada for six months if the horse meat is destined for Europe. | File photo

CFIA confirms new EU horse meat rules

New regulations that might hamper Canada’s horse slaughter industry will take effect early next year. Horses imported to Canada from the United States or other countries will have to remain in Canada for six months if the horse meat is destined for Europe. “(CFIA) received a letter from the European Commission on Sept. 28, 2016, […] Read more

The federal government is waiting for clarification on a European Union rule that will affect horse slaughter in Canada. | File photo

New European rules may hinder Canadian horse meat exports

A new European restriction may create operational headaches for Canadian horse slaughter plants. Starting in March 2017, horses imported into Canada from the United States must remain in the country for six months before they are slaughtered. The European Commission says the six-month residency requirement is needed to ensure the safety of horse meat because […] Read more

The federal government is waiting for clarification on a European Union rule that will affect horse slaughter in Canada. | File photo

Ottawa wants EU to clarify horse meat rule

The federal government is waiting for clarification on a European Union rule that will affect horse slaughter in Canada. Humane Society International said in September that Europe would impose a six month “residency” requirement for horses imported into Canada. After March 31, 2017, horses imported from the U.S. for slaughter at Canadian plants will have […] Read more