Toxicity and Animal Tests

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Year in Review:
September 2021 Highlights from OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission/September 2021 at website  

Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission (the Code Commission) aka (TAHSC):

1. "The Commission explained that as there were currently no means to distinguish between vaccinated and infected pigs in accordance with the Terrestrial Manual, point 6 may only be satisfied by countries or zones that do not carry out vaccination."  pg. 13 

2. "The Commission noted that vaccination had been globally banned since 2008, and therefore, some previously vaccinated animals could be still alive. It also reminded Members of the rationale presented in its February 2021 report that this information may be relevant in the event of re-emergence of rinderpest if emergency vaccination is used. In response to comments to better differentiate the definition of a ‘suspected case’ from a ‘potential case’, the Code Commission noted that the identification of potential cases was based on the exclusion of other possible causes of ‘stomatitis-enteritis syndrome’ by epidemiological or clinical investigations only, while if other diseases had been ruled out by laboratory investigations, it should be considered a ‘suspected case’." pg. 22

3.  "Control of biological hazards of animal health and public health importance through ante- and post-mortem meat inspection, are presented as Annex 18, and are proposed for adoption at the 89th General Session in May 2022." pg. 36

January 19, 2021 EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Assistant Administrator EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dapolito Dunn- EPA aims to eliminate the use of mammals in animal chemical testing by 2035 for new single chemicals skin tests.


Japan's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) banned the use of canines in pesticides testing . 

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