Changes To Canadian Animal Imports

US - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a notice that provides updated information to FSIS inspection programme personnel (IPP) regarding the receipt, slaughter and inspection of cattle, bison, sheep and goats imported from Canada.
calendar icon 3 December 2009
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Key points include the following:

  • Bovines born after 1 March, 1999, arriving from Canada are eligible for slaughter.
  • Verification of animals coming from the feedlot refers to activities involving sheep and goats only in this notice and no longer involves bovines.
  • IPP are to conduct another awareness meeting at establishments that have chosen to, or that may choose to, receive ruminants from Canada.
  • FSIS will no longer hold pregnant bovines. Pregnant cattle and bison are now eligible for slaughter.
  • Collection of fetal bovine serum from the fetuses of Canadian animals is no longer prohibited.
  • The notice identifies a new a place to send the VS Form 1-27, “Permit for Movement of Restricted Animals”
View the full notice here.

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