Bovine meat and bovine meat products must get food safety clearance
All bovine meat and bovine meat products are high regulatory interest foods, which means they require food safety clearance at the border.
This is due to the potential presence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy agent (BSE).
Learn more about Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
Bovine means a bovid of the species Bos taurus and Bos indicus (cattle).
Meat includes all parts of an animal, excluding milk, that are intended for, or have been judged as safe and suitable for human consumption.
Meat products means products that result from the processing of fresh meat or processed products, so that the product no longer has the characteristics of fresh meat.
Note: Products that are fermented meat, meat paste or pâté must also meet MPI's requirements for these products.