Sanitary requirements for export of fetal bovine serum from Canada to Korea HA 2112 (Amended April 10, 2013)
Canada has been free of FMD for one year prior to export, of rinderpest, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia for two years prior to export, of lumpy skin disease for three years prior to export and of rift valley fever for four years prior to export. Vaccination against these diseases is prohibited in Canada
BSE is a reportable disease in Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has an eradication policy with regard to BSE.
Canada has a mandatory national cattle identification program that permits traceability from birth to slaughter.
In Canada, it is prohibited to feed ruminants with meat and bone meal and greaves from ruminant. This ban has been effective since 1997.
The product originates from animals that have been slaughtered in a slaughterhouse approved by the CFIA and which passed ante mortem and were presented for post mortem inspection by the CFIA.
The Canadian origin FBS product is from foetus from cattle not known to be related to any bovine herd affected by BSE.
FBS exported to Korea is exclusively of Canadian origin.
The end product was:
Either - packed in new sterilized bags,
Or - transported in bulk containers or other means of transport that were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a disinfectant approved in Canada before use.
The animal product for export has been produced, processed, stored and transported in such a manner as to prevent contamination by communicable animal disease pathogens up to the point of departure from Canada.