Bovine Origin Products NOT for Human Consumption
The below certification statements are required for materials, containing bovine origin
ingredients exported to Hong Kong. These requirements do not apply to bovine origin
products for human consumption (which are banned), bovine hides, or pet food.
The certifications should be placed on the VS Form 16-4. If all statements do not fit on
one page, a second VS Form 16-4 should be attached as “Page 2 of 2.”
This office has on file a notarized affidavit from [insert name of company here] verifying
the accuracy of the statements below.
The bovine animals from which the certified materials were derived were subjected to
ante-mortem examination (inspected prior to slaughter), and were not found to show any
evidence or clinical signs of any disease transmissible by the certified materials. These
animals did not show any clinical signs of generalized central nervous system disease.
The feeding of ruminants with meat-and-bone meal and greaves derived from ruminants
is banned in the United States, and this ban is effectively enforced.
The bovine animals from which the certified materials were derived were not subjected to
a stunning process, prior to slaughter, with a device injecting compressed air or gas into
the cranial cavity or to a pithing process.
The products of bovine origin were derived from animals slaughtered at licensed
The certified materials of bovine origin were not derived from downer cattle.
The certified materials of bovine origin were not derived from the following Specified
Risk Materials from any cattle in any BSE affected country: the brain, skull, eyes,
trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord, vertebral column (excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the
transverse processes of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, and the wings of the sacrum),
and dorsal root ganglia (DRG) of cattle 30 months of age and older, and the tonsils and
distal ileum of the small intestine of any cattle rega