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By Lynn Hurst
US Customs and Border Protection 

Bringing Raw Pet Food into the United States


October 2, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Area Port of Sweetgrass wants importers and the traveling public to know that raw pet food is not allowed into the United States, unless accompanied by an import permit issued by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS). Recently, CBP Agriculture Specialists at northern land border ports of entry have seen an increase in the number of travelers arriving with frozen, raw pet food to be fed to their dogs.

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