Regulations and Assessments
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.
Chapter 4(C) Health Certificate for Untreated Blood Products (from Animals other than Equidae) For Technical Purposes
Advisory regarding commercial documents e.g. company certificates of origin or analysis: The EU has indicated that consignments of blood products will be rejected if accompanied by commercial documents containing more specific information than the below certificates. APHIS strongly recommends that exporters not include commercial documents (or other paper work) with the consignments that make any claims regarding the origin of the blood products or about other information addressed in these certificates. The pre-lined out versions below contain the most specific assurances APHIS can provide for these consignments.
Please select the appropriate certificate below based upon the species of origin of the blood product.
Materials in new or sterilized bags or bottles:
Blood products from Artiodactyla, Perrissodactyla, Proboscidea Animals (Includes Ruminants)
Fetal bovine serum and derivatives of fetal bovine serum
Blood products from Suidae/Tayassuidae Animals (includes Pigs)
Blood products from Avian Animals
Blood products from Livestock OTHER THAN Artiodactyla, Perrissodactyla, Proboscidea, Suidae/Tayassuidae, or Avian Animals collected in full or in part during FSIS slaughter inspection
Blood products from Laboratory Animals (e.g. rodents) OTHER THAN Artiodactyla, Perrissodactyla, Proboscidea, Suidae/Tayassuidae, or Avian Animals [Not including derivatives of blood from livestock, e.g. rabbits, if collected during FSIS slaugher inspection]
The below versions should be utilized when:
1- Blood products are shipped in bulk containers rather than new or sterilized bags or bottles; and/or
2- Blood products derived from two or more of the following groups of animals are certified on the same 4C certificate:
To utilize these versions, the inappropriate text must be lined out prior to endorsement. The text must be lined-out consistent with the pertinent versions above. For instance, if a consignment contained both pig blood and avian blood, the certificate should be lined out as indicated above for "Blood products from Suidae/Tayassuidae Animals (includes Pigs)", except section II.6 should be lined out as indicated above for "Blood products from Avian Animals."
The only exception is the following on for blood products that are shipped in bulk containers. In the case of blood products that are shipped in bulk containers, Section II.7 should be lined out as follows:
II.7. the products were:
the outer packaging or containers bear labels indicating ‘NOT FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMPTION’;
Last Modified: February 14, 2014