Can anyone point me in the right direction to find the requirements for shipping containers for GAME meat entering the US from Canada?
I'm trying desperately to make it crystal clear to my VIC what is and is not required as like most places, everyones used to USDA req's and our product is only under FDA jurisdiction.
Dear scampi -
I am slightly puzzled. i could have "sworn" yr original post had either an answer(s) or an amplification from yourself which contained further (useful) detail. Cyberstrike ?
I have yet to see any evidence / comments regarding FDA control of GAME meat. Suggests some relevant data is missing from yr OP. Ferile crocodile meat ? Or maybe this was the "lost in Translation."
I assume you are not the Hunter. (This seems to be the most common scenario).
(1) via Google - "commercial" export "game meat" from Canada to USA -
Required documentation for shipments to the U.S.:
All shippers of game meat are responsible for ensuring that all required documentation including U.S. Customs forms/certifications and Fish and Wildlife Declarations are attached to the outside of the shipment.
Hunters will need a Veterinary Services Special Permit for the Importation of Hunter-Harvested Wild Ruminant Meat, along with one of the following:
- a valid Canadian export certificate for game meat,
- a copy of a valid hunting license, or
- a valid hunting tag.
The permit can be downloaded from the United States Department of Agriculture website, or obtained by calling the APHIS National Center for Import and Export at:
(2) Can see the answers at this link (I didn't see a definitive answer for commercial lots but a "contact" is provided for queries) -
(3) Can also see this document which "discusses" commercial import to USA from Canada but is undated (prob.ca 2003) -
My impression is that commercial import is not a very common phenomenon. Non-commercial seemingly much the opposite. Some dialling may be required at yr end.
Any help ? (i sincerely hope you have not seen/discarded all the above already.)
Rgds / Charles.C