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1 USDA Gelatin Policy

2 Terry A. Morris Senior Staff Veterinarian USDA, APHIS, VS, NCIE

3 4700 River Road, Unit 40 Riverdale, Maryland Products: Phone: Fax:

4 Dr. Karen James-Preston, Director Technical Trade Services National Center for Import and Export

5 Import Regulatory Authority Code of Federal Regulations Part 94

6 Ruminant Gelatin Title 9 Code of Federal Regulations Part 94 Section 18(c) Ruminant derived gelatin products

7 Ruminant Gelatin The importation of gelatin derived from ruminants that have been in a BSE affected region is prohibited unless: Human food Pharmaceutical products Photography Other similar uses

8 Swine, Equine, Avian, Aquatic Species Gelatin Title 9 Code of Federal Regulations Part 94 Section 19 Gelatin restrictions and certification requirements

9 Swine, Equine, Avian, Aquatic Species Gelatin Gelatin and gelatin products derived from swine, equine, avian, and aquatic species Official, original government certification confirming animal species of origin

10 Ruminant Gelatin BSE free regions Gelatin and gelatin products derived from ruminants not associated with a region affected with BSE

11 Ruminant Gelatin BSE free regions Official, original government certification Animal species Region of processing No association with BSE region Dedicated facility

12 Ruminant Gelatin BSE affected regions Ruminant origin gelatin and gelatin products that have been associated with a region affected with BSE requires a permit

13 Ruminant Gelatin BSE affected regions Permit considerations Country of origin Animal tissue origin Country of processing Country of export

14 Ruminant Gelatin BSE affected regions (Hide or bone derived) If: Country of origin of raw materials (hide and/or bone) is BSE free and country of processing/export is BSE affected, Then: Permit will require certification of country of origin and dedicated facility

15 Ruminant Gelatin BSE affected regions (Hide derived) If: Country of origin of raw materials (hide only) is BSE affected, Then: Permit will require certification of hide derived and dedicated facility (excluding hides)

16 Ruminant Gelatin BSE affected regions (Bone derived) If: Country of origin of raw materials (bone only) is BSE affected, Then: Permit will include affidavit requirements or importer responsibility restrictions

17 Import Permit Application Process: Complete the application (VS form 16-3) Submit completed application by mail, fax, or on-line at “Apply for Import Authorization”www.aphis.usda.gov Submit required user fees Permit issued within 2-4 weeks Permit duration is One calendar year

18 Terry A. Morris Phone (301) Fax (301)

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