(B. A. I. Order 366) .. Issued May 27, 1938
U S DEPOSITORY
United States Department of Agriculture
BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
ORDER TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION INTO THE UNITED STATES
OF RINDERPEST AND FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
Effective on June 1, 1938
Pursuant to title III, section 306 (a) of the act of Congress approved June
17, 1930 (46 Stat. 689), 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 coun-
tries: All countries on the Continent of Africa, Albania, Arabia, Argentina,
Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Chosen (Korea), Czechoslo-
vakia, Danzig (Free City), Denmark, Ecuador, Fedorated Malay States, France,
Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indochina, Iran (Persia),
Iraq, Italy, Luxumbourg, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippine
Islands, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Siam, Spain, Straits Settlements, Sweden,
Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russia),
Uruguay, Yugoslavia, Ceylon, 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, by said section 306 (a) Vie 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.
Under authority of title III, section 306 (c) of said act of Congress, it is
hereby ordered that all cattle, sheep, and other domestic ruminants, and swine,
and all fresh, chilled, or frozen beef, veal, mutton, lamb, or pork, offered for
entry and refused admission into the United States from the countries men-
tioned above shall be exported by the consignees thereof within 48 hours or in
the event the said animals or products shall not be so exported they shall be
destroyed in accordance with the directions of the Chief of the Bureau of
Under authority conferred upon the Secretary of Agriculture by section 2
of the act of Congress approved February 2, 1903 (32 Stat. 791), it is ordered
that no garbage derived from fresh or frozen meat which has originated in
any country in which either of the said diseases exists 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 unloaded under
the direction of an inspector for transportation beyond said territorial waters
for the purpose of dumping.
It is further ordered, under the authority of said act of February 2, 1903
(sutpra), that dressed poultry offered for importation into the United States
from any country in which either of the said diseases exists shall not be allowed
(a) The feet of such poultry have already been removed at a point above
the spur or spur core; or
(b) The feet are removed and destroyed or disinfected as directed by the
Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry. Such removal and destruction or
disinfection shall be accomplished by the importer or his agent at his own
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This order, which for the purpose of identification is designated B. A. I.
Order 366, shall become effective on June 1, 1938, and shall supersede B. A. I.
Order 353 and all amendments thereto.
Done at Washington this 27th day of May 1938.
Witness my hand and the seal of the Department of Agri-
culture. (Signed) H. A. WALLACE,
Secretary of Agriculture.
EXTRACTS OF LAW 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 may deem proper to prevent the
introduction or dissemination of the contagion of any contagious, infectious,
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 such
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) Regulations.-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
the consignee within the time fixed therefore in such rules and regulations.
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