(B. A. I. Order 370) Issued May 31, 1939
SUnited States Department of Agriculture
BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
TITLE 9-ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS
CHAPTER 1I-BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Subchapter D-Exportation and Importation of Animals and Animal Products
ORDER TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION INTO THE
UNITED STATES OF RINDERPEST AND FOOT-AND-
Effective on June 16, 1939
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,
Washington, D. C., May 31, 1939.
Part 94-Rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease; prohibited and
restricted importations 1
SEC. 94.1. Existencc of rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease; importations
prohibited. (a) Domestic ruminants and swine and fresh meats derived there-
from.-Notice is hereby given that I, H. A. WALLACE, Secretary of Agriculture,
have determined that the contagious and communicable disease of rinderpest
or of foot-and-mouth disease exists in the following foreign countries: All
countries on the Continent of Africa, Albania, Arabia, Argentina, Belgium,
Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ceylon, Chile, China, Chosen (Korea), Czechoslova-
kia, Danzig (Free City), Denmark, Ecuador, Federated Malay States, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indochina, Iran (Persia), Iraq, Italy,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay. Peru, Philippine
Islands, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Siam, Spain, Straits Settlements, Sweden,
Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia), Uru-
guay, Yugoslavia, the islands of the Malay Archipelago, and the various islands
of the Mediterranean; and I have so officially notified the Secretary of the
Treasury. Wherefore, the importation into the United States of cattle, sheep,
or other domestic ruminants or swine (including the entry into any port of the
United States of any vessel having on board as sea stores such animals from
the above-named countries) or of fresh, chilled, or frozen beef, veal, mutton,
lamb, or pork, from the countries above named, is prohibited.
(b) Fresh meat derived from wild ruminants or swine.-No fresh, chilled, or
frozen meat or product derived from wild ruminants or swine, originating in
any country named in paragraph (a) of this section, shall be entered into the
(c) Fresh organs, glands, or secretions of ruminants or swine.-No fresh
organs, glands, extracts or secretions derived from domestic ruminants or
swine, originating in any country named in paragraph (a) of this section.
shall be entered into the United States except for pharmaceutical purposes..
(Sec. 306, 46 Stat. 689; 19 U. S. C. 1306 (a), (b), and (c); Sec. 2, 32 Stat..
792, 45 Stat 59; 21 U. S. C. 111.)
SEC. 94.2. Domestic livestock or fresh meats that are refused entry to be ex-
ported or destroyed.-Any animals or products specified in the preceding sec-
tion 941, offered for entry and refused admission into the United States, shall
be exported by the consignees thereof within 7 days or shall be destroyed in-
accordance with the directions of the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry.
(fe. 306, 46 Start. 689; 19 U. S. C. 1306 (a), (b), and (c); See. 2, 32 Stat.
792.45 Stat. 59; 21 U. S. C. 111.)
1 Amends 9 C F R Part 94 (B. A. I. Order 366) to read as set out herein.
S. Sc. 94.3. Frqw'n cured meat from countries where rinderpest or foot-and-
mouth disease exists. (a) Conditions under which inmportatifon iermittet.-No
cured meat or product derived from domestic ruminants or swine, originating
in any country named in section 94.1 (a) of this order, shall be entered into
the United' States unless the following conditions or requirements have been
(1) All bones shall have been completely removed in the country of origin.
(2) The said meat or product shall have been thoroughly cured by the ap-
plication of dry salt or by soaking in a solution of salt.
(3) The said meat or product shall have been held in an unfrozen, fresh
condition for at least 7 days immediately following the slaughter of the ani-
mials from which it was derived.
(b) Cured meats ineligible' for importation to be exported or destroyed.-
P'oducts specified in the preceding paragraph (a), offered for- importation,
which do not meet the requirements of that paragraph, shall be exported by
the consignees thereof within 7 days or shall be destroyed in accordance with
the directions of the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry. (Sec. 306, 46
Stat. 689: 19 U. S. C. 1306 (a), (b), and (c) ; Sec. 2, 32 Stat. 792, 45 Stat. 59;
21 U. S. C. 111.)
SEC. 94.4. Garbage from foreign meat; disposition.-No garbage derived from
meats or meat products originating in any country named in section 94.1 (a)
of this order shall be unloaded from any vessel in the United States or within
the territorial waters thereof: Provided, however. That such garbage, when
contained in tight receptacles, may be so unloaded for incineration or proper
disposal otherwise as directed by the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry,
or it may be so unlo:1ded under the direction of an inspector for transporta-
tion beyond said territorial waters for the purpose of dumping. (Sec. 306, 46
Stat. 689; 19 U. S. C. 1306 (a), (b), and (c) ; Sec. 2, 32 Stat. 792, 45 Stat. 59;
21 U. S. C. 111.)
SEC. 94.5. Dressed poultry from countries where rinderpest or foot-and-mouth
disease exists; requirements for entry.-No dressed poultry offered for impor-
tation from any country named in section 94.1 (a) of this order shall be
allowed entry unless the feet of such poultry have already been removed at a
point above the spur or spur core, or are removed and destroyed or disinfected
at the port of entry as directed by the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Indus-
try. Such removal and destruction or disinfection shall be accomplished by
the importer or his agent at his own expense. (Sec. 306. 46 Stat. 689: 19
U. S. C. 1326 (a), (b), and (c) ; Sec. 2, 32 Stat. 792, 45 Stat. 59; 21 U. S. C.
This order, which for the purpose of identification is designated B. A. I.
Order 370, shall become effective on June 16, 1939, and shall supersede B. A. I.
Order 366 and all amendments thereto.
Done at Washington this 31st day of May 1939.
Witness my hand and the seal of the Department of Agriculture.
H. A. WALLACE,
Secretary of Agriculture.
EXTRACTS OF LAWS UNDER WHICH THE FOREGOING ORDER IS ISSUED
AN ACT TO enable the Secretary of Agriculture to more effectually suppress and prevent
the spread of contagious and. infectious diseases of livestock, and for other purposes.
Approved February 2, 1903 (32 Stat. 791).
SEC. 2. That the Secretary of Agriculture shall have authority to make such
regulations and take such measures as he way deem proper to prevent the
introduction or dissemination of the contagion of any contagious, infectious,
2 This does not include any meat or product in hermetically sealed containers which has
been sterilized by heat.
or communicable disease of animals from a foreign country into the United
States or from one State or. Territory of the United States or the District of
Columbia to another, and to seize, quarantine, and dispose of any hay, straw,
forage, or similar material, or any meats, hides, or other animal products
coming from an infected foreign country to the United States, or from one
State or Territory or the District of Columbia in transit to another State or
Territory or the District of Columbia whenever in his judgment such action is
advisable in order to guard against the introduction or spread of such contagion.
AN ACT TO provide revenue, to regulate commerce with foreign countries, to encourage
the industries of the United States, to protect American labor, and for other purposes.
Approved June 17, 1930 (46 Stat. 689).
SEc. 306 (a) Rinderpest and Foot-and-Mouth Disease.-If the Secretary of
Agriculture determines that rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exists in any
foreign country, he shall officially notify the Secretary of the Treasury and give
public notice thereof, and thereafter, and until the Secretary of Agriculture
gives notice in a similar manner that such disease no longer exists in ,,uch
foreign country, the importation into the United States of cattle, sheep, or
other domestic ruminants, or swine, or of fresh, chilled, or frozen beef, veal,
mutton, lamb. or pork, from such foreign country, is prohibited.
(c) Regulatiovs.-The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make rules
and regulations to carry out the purposes of this section, and in such rules and
regulations the Secretary of Agriculture may prescribe the terms and conditions
for the destruction of all cattle, sheep, and other domestic ruminants, and swine,
and of all meats, offered for entry and refused admission into the United States.
unless such cattle, sheep, domestic ruminants, swine, or meats be exported by
th'1 consignee within the time fixed therefore in such rules and regulations.
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