Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service October 25, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Change in Disease Status of Japan Because of Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Document Number: 2010-26849
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations governing the importation of certain animals, meat, and other animal products by removing Japan from the list of regions considered to be free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and also from the list of FMD-free regions that are subject to certain import restrictions on meat and meat products because of their proximity to or trading relationships with FMD- or rinderpest-affected countries. We are taking this action because the existence of FMD has been confirmed in Japan. This action restricts the importation of ruminants and swine and the fresh meat and other animal products of ruminants and swine from that country and is necessary to prevent the introduction of FMD into the United States.