Sanitary Requirements for Export of Hides and Skins from Canada to South Africa HA 2117 (Amended March 1, 2010)
The hides were derived from bovine which were slaughtered in Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) slaughterhouses. These abattoirs are approved for export.
The hides were derived from bovine that were presented for slaughter for human consumption and were inspected by CFIA authorized officers.
The districts of origin of cattle have not reported foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) for the previous six (6) months and anthrax is not prevalent.
The herds of origin of cattle were not under restriction for the control of epizootic diseases of the species.
The cattle at the time of slaughter showed no evidence of vesicular stomatitis, FMD, or anthrax.
The cattle have not been slaughtered in a disease eradication program.
The hides have undergone all precautions to avoid contamination during processing and storage and have not been in contact with other animal products or live animals either at slaughterhouses or during transportation or at processing plants.
The hides were loaded/containerized and sealed either from a sourcing abattoir or a sourcing processing plant to South Africa under the supervision of an officer of the CFIA.