India Ups Imported Milk Requirements

INDIA - The Indian government has issued a draft notification proposing veterinary certificates for the import of milk and milk products from various countries including the US.
calendar icon 9 February 2012
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The notification was sent to the WTO on January 31, 2012. The comment period ends on March 31, 2012.

The certificate will confirm that in the milk imported:

  • no animal rennet has been used;
  • that a heat treatment has been used to destroy pathogenic organisms;
  • that the cows were not administered with Bovine Growth Hormones (BGH) / Bovine Somatotropin Hormone (BST/rBST)
  • that the cows were not treated with estrogen within the last ninety days before milk was drawn;
  • and that the milk does not contain pre-formed bacterial toxins such as those produced by bacteria belonging to Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium botulinum and enterogenic Escherichia coli.

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