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In Ontario, the Ontario Veal Association administers a voluntary on-farm food safety and product quality program called the Ontario Veal Quality Assurance Program (OVQAP), which sets out guidelines for veal producers regarding operating procedures and production practices, including an annual on-farm certification by a third party veterinarian and their participation in a Livestock Medicine Education Course. Under this program producers must also keep extensive written records in order to have traceability in all aspects of the production cycle, including all treatments administered to individual calves and the herd.