TFC On-Farm Food Safety Program©

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

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 TFC’s OFFSP© 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
Canada’s Codes of Practice are national guidelines for farm animal care requirements and recommended best practices. They are intended to promote sound management and welfare practices through recommendations and requirements for animal care that promote animal health and well being. The Codes serve as educational tools, reference materials for regulations, and as the foundation for industry animal care assessment programs.

Codes must be reviewed regularly and revised as production and management systems evolve. The Turkey Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers and Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council initiated a review and update of the existing Code of Practice for chickens, turkeys and breeders in October 2011. The ongoing review and Code development process is being led by the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Code revisions follow specific steps that are designed to make the process transparent, collaborative, science-informed, consensus-based, and reflective of societal expectations.

For more information, visit the NFACC website.