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OIE recognises Japan BSE risk as negligible

Japan is classified by the OIE(World Organization for Animal Health) as  a country having a  negligible risk status for BSE(Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) at the 81st General Session of the OIE, held in Paris in May 2013.


Picture of Distribution Ceremony for BSE Status Recognition and BSE Certificate.

Distribution of Animal Health Status Certificates    negligible_certificate_japan

 Left: Dr. Vallat (OIE Director General) , Center: Dr. Schwabenbauer (OIE President), Right: Dr. Kawashima (Chief Veterinary Officer of Japan).

Summary of BSE control mesures in Japan

  • BSE testing and removal of Specified Risk Materials(SRM) at slaughterhouses 
  • Blocking BSE infection routes by strict feed regulation including prohibition on meat-and-bone meal (MBM)
  • BSE testing of fallen stock aged 24 months or older

 BSE Dossier to OIE




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