Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods

Premises Identification Program

Premises Identification is an important part of an effective traceability system and emergency management plan. It is a tool used to prevent, prepare for, respond to or recover from a disaster, a foreign animal disease outbreak or an emergency that threatens animal or human health. In an animal health event, having animal locations and other key information in one system is critical for quick, accurate and cost-effective emergency response.

In Newfoundland and Labrador premises identification provides a way of linking livestock and poultry to specific parcels of land for better management of animal disease and emergency response situations.

Benefits of Premises Identification

There are many benefits to owners and operators of premises with livestock and poultry who have registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Premises Identification Program; which include:

  • Allows for rapid notification of livestock and poultry stakeholders;
  • Helps prepare for animal health and food safety emergencies;
  • Facilitates rapid evacuation of animals in the event of a natural or man-made disaster;
  • Helps track animals in an emergency;
  • Reduces the impact of an emergency; and
  • Helps maintain or provide for greater market access.

How to Register

There is no cost to participate in this program. You participation will assist the industry in the planning and management of animal health and foods safety emergencies.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premises Identification Program
Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
P.O. Box 2006, 4 Herald Avenue, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6J8

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