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The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recognizes the unprecedented challenge that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic poses to trade. To alleviate impact on animal origin commodities imports, APHIS provides the following interim guidance to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists assigned to review required import information for animal products and by-products regulated by USDA APHIS. This guidance replaces previous editions that were communicated with CBP.
ISIA Members combine their expertise to publish an article on BVDV, titled "BVDV Risk Mitigation: Dealing with Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus in Serum".
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is one of the most significant infectious diseases in the livestock industry worldwide because of its high prevalence, strong persistence, and severe clinical consequences.
To read the article click on the link below.
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Members of the International Serum industry Association are collectors, processors and users of animal serum and animal derived products. These products are used extensively in the growth of cells in culture for research and in the production of diagnostic kits, vaccines and biotherapeutic molecules.
ISIA shall establish, promote and assure compliance with uncompromised standards of excellence and ethics in the business practices of the global animal serum and animal derived products supply industry.
Our primary focus will continue to be on safety and safe use of serum and animal derived products through proper origin traceability, and truth in labeling, and appropriate standardization and oversight.
We will work to educate stakeholders on the scientific foundation of the safe use of serum and animal derived products.
Want to know more about ISIA or attend important meetings where we will be presenting? See the list below to see upcoming ISIA presentations world-wide.
Rosemary Versteegen presenting
15-17 July, 2020 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands