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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

APHIS Proposes to Amend the Swine Health Protection Act Regulations

The Swine Health Protection Act regulates food waste fed to swine and helps ensure that it is properly treated to kill disease causing organisms. APHIS is proposing to amend the garbage feeding regulations and move the lists of State statuses from Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to the APHIS website. Moving the lists to the website allows APHIS to efficiently update the lists online with an accompanying public notice in the Federal Register. With this proposed change, stakeholders will have immediate access to up-to-date information on changes in status.

APHIS intends to add the U.S. Virgin Islands to the list of States and territories that permit the feeding of treated garbage to swine after the lists have been moved to the APHIS website. Comments will be considered until August 19, 2019. The documents are available for review here.

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