Tuesday, November 5, 2013

USDA Finalizes the Rule of BSE Import Regulation

On November 1st,  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced a final rule that will modernize the Agency’s import regulations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).  Once this rule has taken effect, APHIS will use the same criteria and categories that the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) uses to identify a country’s BSE risk status. 

This action will be published in the Federal Register very soon and the rule will become effective 90 days after publication.

Click here to read the USDA press release. 

Written by Joseph Negaard - Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
November 5, 2013

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