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Condemnations in federally inspected establishments raw data file structure and explanation

Condemnations in federally inspected establishments raw data file

File structure

File description

This file includes monthly condemnations data recorded by Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors in Federally registered establishments, by species and regions. This data covers the latest data from the current year and three years prior.

Species

The data for each species is independent of all other species; values from different species cannot be combined. This file includes the following species:

Regions

The regions for each species are based on the number of establishments reporting figures in order to protect business confidentiality. For example, sheep/lamb is only presented as Canada total while cattle includes West, East and Canada regions.

Post-mortem condemnations, condemnations/rejections on ante mortem and number found dead

Ratios of post-mortem condemnations by condition, condemnations/rejections on ante mortem and number found dead are based on a weighted average calculation; as a result, national and Annual totals are not equal to the sum of all regions/provinces or months. For example, Canada total for cattle is not equal to the sum of the West total and East total. Canada total is a weighted average of all the provinces reporting cattle slaughter and condemnations. In this example, Alberta accounts for the largest share in the Canada total as the vast majority of cattle slaughter occurs in this province.

Slaughter

Canada total number of head slaughtered are a sum of all regions/provinces comprised within a species. For example, Canada total slaughter for cattle is the sum of West and East cattle slaughter.

Average weight

Average weights are based on a weighted average calculation; therefore, Canada total is not a sum of the regions comprised within a species and annual totals are not equal to the sum of each month within a given year.

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