Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions and Importation of Commodities
GAO-05-260R: Jan 18, 2005
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's new rule on bovine spongiform encephalopathy. GAO found that (1) the rule amends USDA regulations regarding the importation of animals and animal products to establish a category of regions that present a minimal risk of introducing bovine spongiform encephalopathy into the United States via live ruminants and ruminant products and byproducts and adds Canada to this category; and (2) USDA complied with all applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.