Export Certification of Product Since BSE
Since the finding of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the U.S. in December 2003, FSIS has implemented various controls and procedures to assure that the U.S. beef supply is safe. Many importing countries have additional restrictions on U.S. beef products, resulting in complex certification requirements for the agency.
Regarding of the complexity, the requirements of the importing country must be observed. It is important that FSIS inspection officials consult the exporting products page for the most current product eligibility and certification requirements for any given country.
This information should be used to assure that only eligible products are certified for export and, if the product is eligible, that the issued certification is current and correct. Questions regarding export certification can be directed to FSIS at (202) 720-3473.