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Detail

Area
Canada
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Camelina sativa meal
Date
01/01/2015
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Market regulation
Description
Approved the feeding of camelina sativa meal to broiler chickens.
Notes
In recent years, camelina sativa, an oilseed belonging to the brassica family, started attracting interest in Canada and the United States due to the suitability of its oil for a variety of industrial uses, including as feedstock in the production of road and aviation biofuel. Now, Canada’s Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has also approved feeding of cold-pressed non-solvent extracted camelina meal to broiler chicken at up to 12 percent inclusion. Owing to its high concentration of Omega-3 oils, the meal is viewed as a valuable source for high quality feed. The approval process for feeding to laying hens has also been initiated.