Where are the imported cattle and sheep that we eat quarantined after entering the country?

2022-05-16 0 By

In recent years, with the rapid development of domestic breeding industry, the import demand of cattle and sheep continues to be strong. Part of the requirements of the original isolation farm construction does not adapt to the quarantine work of imported animals under the new situation.In order to ensure the convenience of customs clearance, scientific supervision and strict prevention of the spread of animal epidemics, the General Administration of Customs has comprehensively combed the Requirements on The Construction of Designated Isolation Grounds for Imported Cattle and Sheep (SN/T4233-2015).On November 22, 2021, the Code for The Construction of Designated Quarantine Sites for Imported Cattle and Sheep (SN/T 4233-2021) (hereinafter referred to as the Code) was issued and implemented from December 1, 2021, in order to further strengthen the management of epidemic prevention for imported cattle and sheep, improve the level of epidemic prevention, and ensure the biosafety of overseas countries.· What is the scope and content of application?It applies to the construction of designated quarantine sites for entry cattle and sheep, and prescribes the specifications of site selection, facilities, supporting facilities and management system of designated quarantine sites for entry cattle and sheep.· What are the normative reference documents?The main products are GB5749 sanitary standard for drinking water, NY/T1168 Technical specification for harmless Treatment of livestock and poultry feces, Technical Specification for Harmless Treatment of Sick, Dead and Diseased Animals, Directory of Animal Epidemics of Class I, II and III, and Directory of Quarantine Diseases of Entry Animals of the People’s Republic of China.· What should be paid attention to in site selection?In addition to meeting the requirements of the code, the following changes should also be noted during site selection :(1) site requirements.The straight-line distance between the designated quarantine site and the port of entry shall not exceed 200km, and the transportation shall be convenient.The port of entry shall have a site and facilities for handling animals that meet the requirements of biosafety.Animal handling sites shall have fences and purse seines to prevent animals from escaping;It should be easy to clean and disinfect;In abnormal weather, effective measures should be taken to prevent the spread of quarantine objects such as excrement, bedding grass and bedding materials.Animal handling facilities should be easy to clean, dry and disinfect.Requirements for animal epidemics.No class I animal infectious diseases or parasitic diseases related to cattle and sheep specified in the Catalogue of Quarantinable Animal Epidemics of the People’s Republic of China and Catalogue of Animal Epidemic Diseases of Class I, II and III shall occur or spread within 10 km from the designated quarantine and quarantine site within 3 years.In addition, during the transportation from the port to the quarantine and quarantine site, no one shall pass through the epidemic areas of Class A animal infectious diseases or parasitic diseases related to cattle and sheep as specified in the Catalogue of Entry Animal Quarantine Epidemics of the People’s Republic of China and the Catalogue of Animal Epidemic Diseases of Class I, II and Iii.(3) Requirements for surrounding environment.Specified isolation JianYiChang around 3 km range without involving the artiodactyl the following sites, including animal farming village, lab, farm and isolation, wildlife sanctuary, innocent treatment of animals and animal products, animal slaughter processing place, hairs original leather processing plants, animals, clinical or breeding places, animals and animal products market, etc.If the designated isolation and quarantine site is within 2-3 km of the above sites, and there is an effective natural or artificial barrier between the above sites, risk assessment can be organized.Based on the assessment results, determine whether the site meets animal quarantine and biosafety requirements.Within 3 km of the designated quarantine and quarantine site, there may be special places for imported slaughtering animals that have been assessed to have isolation conditions on outlying islands.No land animal breeding district, laboratory, farm and isolation place, harmless treatment place for animals and animal products, slaughtering and processing place for animals, raw hair and raw skin processing plant, animal diagnosis and treatment or breeding place, animal and animal products market, etc., shall be within 1 km around the designated isolation and quarantine site.Within 1 km of the designated quarantine and quarantine site, there may be a special place for imported slaughtering animals that has been assessed to have isolation conditions on outlying islands.Source: China Door Times (cover image from online)