APHIS Announces Regulatory Changes for Two African Swine Fever Virus Strains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it withdrew the select agent regulatory exclusions for two African swine fever virus strains, effective as of January 7, 2022. Possession, use, and transfer of these strains, which have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal health or animal products, must now comply with APHIS’ select agent and toxin regulations.