Between 2012 and 2014, a series of 25 compliance verifications were conducted on importers of spent fowl. Concurrently with that, in this period, imports of spent fowl fell by approximately 22%, which speaks to the deterrent role of compliance verifications. Even though none of those were resultant, we did see a decrease in imports. More recently, a series of eight compliance verifications were initiated earlier this year and are still in progress. Based on the results of those, potential national verification priority will be created, with broad verifications of other importers across the country.
On September 20th, 2016. See this statement in context.