Regulatory Basics

A Quick Reminder-Bison Import Regulations

To import bison from the US certain procedures must be followed. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has set up a protocol that minimizes the risk of importing diseased bison. This article summarizes the requirements for importing bison from The United Sta…
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Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

In a world that is getting increasingly concerned about food safety and quality control, animal industries are instituting measures that will increase consumer confidence in their products. The bison industry is working on instituting a HACCP program that…
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Import Health Requirements of Canada for Exported From the United States

Editor's Note: Call any USDA Veterinary Services office for a complete list of requirements regarding import/export of bison. I've tried to hit the high points of these regulations. They are condensed from over 20 pages of requirements and definitions . …
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North American Bison Registry

The North American Bison Registry has switched from a red blood cell (RBC) based registry to a DNA based registry. The process will take place over a period of time in order to have a smooth transition. Using DNA has many advantages over the older RBC test…
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The Captive Ungulate Program as it Applies to Farmed Bison

In January of this year, representatives from the Canadian Bison Association (CBA) and the Animal Health Program of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) met to discuss current issues and future directions relating to the Captive Ungulate Program (CUP…
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Import/Export Regulations for Bison

The following letter is addressed to bison producers in the US. It outlines the regulations of the US Fish and Wildlife Service that pertain to importing and exporting bison. It explains the rules which govern the importation and exportation of woods and w…
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