Scientific testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) cannot confirm a link between feed containing blood plasma and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) cases in Canada.
As reported on February 18, the CFIA conducted a bioassay study on US-origin porcine blood plasma used in feed pellets produced by Grand Valley Fortifiers.
The study demonstrated that the porcine blood plasma in question contained PED virus capable of causing disease in pigs. However, the study could not demonstrate that the feed pellets containing the blood plasma were capable of causing disease.
Monday March 3, 2014/ CFIA/ Canada.