9 CFR 95.12 - Bones, horns, and hoofs; importations permitted subject to restrictions.

§ 95.12 Bones, horns, and hoofs; importations permitted subject to restrictions.
Bones, horns, and hoofs offered for importation which do not meet the conditions or requirements of § 95.11 shall be handled and treated in the following manner after arrival at the port of entry:
(a) They shall be consigned from the coast or border port of arrival to an approved establishment having facilities for their disinfection or their conversion into products customarily made from bones, horns, or hoofs: Provided, however, That I. T. or in-bond shipments of bones, horns, or hoofs may go forward under customs seals from a coast or border port of arrival, with the approval of an inspector at said port, to another port for consumption entry subject to the other provisions of this section.
(b) They shall be moved from the coast or border port of arrival or, in case of I. T. or in-bond shipments, from the interior port to the establishment in cars or trucks with no other materials contained therein, sealed with seals of the Department, which shall not be broken except by inspectors or other persons authorized by the Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services so to do, or without sealing as aforesaid and with other freight when packed in tight cases or casks acceptable to an inspector at the port of entry.
(c) They shall be handled at the establishment under the direction of an inspector in a manner to guard against the dissemination of anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease, and rinderpest, and the bags, burlap, or other containers thereof, before leaving the establishment, shall be disinfected by heat or otherwise, as directed by the Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services or burned at the establishment. They shall not be removed therefrom except upon special permission of the Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services and upon compliance with all the conditions and requirements of this section relative to the movement of the said bones, horns, and hoofs.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579-0015)
[28 FR 5981, June 13, 1963, as amended at 59 FR 67134, Dec. 29, 1994]
§ 95.12, Nt.
Effective Date Note:
At 78 FR 73003, Dec. 4, 2013, § 95.12 was redesignated as § 95.23 and a new § 95.12 was added, effective Mar. 4, 2014. At 78 FR 73007, Dec. 4, 2013, newly redesignated § 95.23 was amended in the introductory text by removing the citation “§ 95.11” and adding “§ 95.22” in its place, effective Mar. 4, 2014. For the convenience of the user, the added text is set forth as follows:
§ 95.12 Blood and blood products derived from bovines.
The importation of bovine blood and products derived from bovine blood is prohibited unless the following conditions and the conditions of all other applicable parts of this chapter are met:
(a) For blood collected at slaughter and for products derived from blood collected at slaughter:
(1) The blood was collected in a hygienic manner, as determined by the Administrator, that prevents contamination of the blood with SRMs; and
(2) The slaughtered animal passed ante-mortem inspection and was not subjected to a pithing process or to a stunning process with a device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity.
(b) For blood collected from live donor bovines and for products derived from blood collected from live donor bovines:
(1) The blood was collected in a hygienic manner, as determined by the Administrator, that prevents contamination of the blood with SRMs; and
(2) The donor animal was free of clinical signs of disease.
(c) The blood and blood products are accompanied to the United States by an original certificate that states that the conditions of this section have been met. The certificate must be issued by a full-time salaried veterinary officer of the national government of the exporting region, or issued by a veterinarian designated by the national government of the exporting region and endorsed by a full-time salaried veterinary officer of the exporting region, representing that the veterinarian issuing the certificate was authorized to do so.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579-0393)

Title 9 published on 2014-01-01

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