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Agriculture Report

Permits Issued to Fight PED

By Manny Paiva

Permits will be issued by CFIA, allowing vets to import a vaccine for a deadly pig virus.

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Permits will be issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency -- allowing veterinarians to import a vaccine for a deadly pig virus.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says initial studies by the manufacturer show that vaccinated pigs develop antibodies against the troublesome virus.

The highly contagious virus has killed millions of piglets in the U-S has now spread to four farms in Ontario.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province is committed to helping the pork industry mitigate the impact of a deadly pig virus.


It is costing Canadian farmers and the agriculture industry 657 million dollars a year to comply with food inspection rules.

That is according to a new study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

The CFIB also reports only 1 in 5 agri-business owners believe the Canadian Food Inspection Agency provides "good overall service."

The lobby group says since 2006, the annual average cost of complying with C-F-I-A rules and paperwork has grown from 19-thousand dollars to more than 20-thousand dollars per business.



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