ANIMAL FATS FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN HUMAN CONSUMPTION
(INCLUDING INEDIBLE TALLOW AND LARD)
(Excluding Fish Oil)
NOTE: Veterinary Services only certifies INEDIBLE fats. For certification of edible
fats, exporters should contact the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Technical Service Center at 402-221-7400.
I. Animal Fat Exported for purposes other than animal or human consumption:
Product must be certified as having a maximum level of insoluble impurities of less than
0.15% in weight. Each export certificate must be presented to the endorsing APHIS
office with laboratory reports for each lot exported verifying this statement.
II. Animal Fat Exported for animal consumption: (Bovine origin fat is not eligible
for export to Japan for animal consumption)
Product exported for animal consumption must be certified with the following
The aforementioned animal fat for animal feed was manufactured in compliance with the
1. The animal fat of which the maximum level of insoluble impurities is less than 0.15%
2. Products used for feed are made from raw material which does not contain:
a. Head, distal ileum, spinal cord and vertebral column of cattle; AND
b. Cattle which did not pass FSIS slaughter examination; AND
c. Cattle which have been found to be BSE-positive.
Each export certificate must be presented to the endorsing APHIS office with laboratory
reports for each lot exported verifying this statement.
III. Additional information for the export certificate:
The VS Form 16-4 should also verify the name and address of the manufacturing site.
The “IDENTIFICATION” block of the VS Form 16-4 should also contain information on
the type of packaging, number of packages, and net weight.
The port of loading must also be included on the VS Form 16-4.