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USDA Reviewing Information Collections on Veterinary Biological Products

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through Sept. 19 on information collections associated with veterinary biological products, which are all viruses, serums, toxins and analogous products of natural or synthetic origin. These collections include establishment license applications, product license applications, product permit applications, product and test report forms, and field study summaries. APHIS uses the information collected as a primary basis for the approval or acceptance of issuing licenses or permits to ensure that veterinary biological products used in the United States are pure, safe, potent and effective. APHIS also uses this information to monitor for purity, safety, potency and efficacy the serials that are produced by licensed manufacturers prior to their release for marketing.

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