Personal Importation of Beef Not Permitted

Fall 2005 CSANews Issue 56  |  Posted date : May 23, 2007.Back to list

On July 18, 2005, Canadian/U.S. borders resumed commercial beef importation. Live Canadian cattle under 30 months of age is again permitted entry into the U.S. However, be aware that the personal beef importation remains prohibited. Without a special permit, frozen, cooked, canned or otherwise processed products containing beef, veal, or lamb will not be permitted across the border. This rule also applies to homemade foods, such as lasagna, stews, chili, spaghetti sauce, and sandwiches. Also, pet food containing meat by-products will be denied entry. In general, products such as poultry, pork, butter, eggs and milk are permitted into the U.S. if the packaging indicates that the product(s) originated in Canada or the U.S.