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Course Description

The Canadian feed industry is highly regulated, which is reflected in the processes and day-to-day operations of a feed company. The feed industry is regulated by several federal legislation, although provincial legislations do apply in some circumstances.

Investigate the federal legislation that regulates the Canadian feed industry to identify the importance of the regulations and the manner in which they impact and influence different steps in the feed value chain. Become familiar with the key legislation for the industry, the Feeds Act/Regulations, and the Food and Drugs Act/Regulations. Other Acts and Regulations that govern the feed industry will also be presented at a high level.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define legislation and outline its importance.
  2. List and summarize the legislation most relevant to the feed industry.
  3. Outline key areas where legislation regulates processes throughout the feed value chain.
  4. Summarize how legislation contributes to feed and food safety.

Course Topics

  • Why regulations are important
  • Feeds Act and Regulations
  • Food and Drugs Act and Regulations
  • Health of Animals Act and Regulations
  • Hazardous Products Act and Regulations

Additional Requirements


Feed Safety must be successfully completed prior to commencing Overview of the Feed Legislation.

  • This module is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no prerequisites for this module.
  • This is a self-study module. You may access and complete the module content and requirements at any time during the scheduled dates.
  • You can expect to spend 5 to 10 hours per module to complete the readings, activities, discussions, and assessment.


A minimum grade of 80% on the quiz is required to pass the module.

Assessment Items Weight
Quiz (1) 100%
Total  100%

Upon successful completion of the module, you will receive a “Pass” on your student record.


Applies Towards the Following Certificate

Canadian Feed Industry Education Program (To earn the program certificate you must successfully complete Modules 1 through 8, and 10.)

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