American Laboratories, Inc., (ALI) Omaha, NE, has applied for and once again has been granted approval to ship various manufactured items (i.e., enzyme, diagnostic, liver and peptone hydrolysate) to the European Union (EU) countries. The EU has put in place specific import regulations (EC 142/2011) that manufacturers of animal-based products must meet. To be approved for exporting to the EU, ALI was required to complete a full application and provide several supporting documents that were reviewed by the local USDA APHIS Veterinary Service Office. USDA APHIS personnel then inspected all facilities, processes and quality systems in place to verify that they meet EU requirements. EU approvals must be reviewed and renewed on an annual basis.
ALI continues to manufacture products for the human food, nutrition, veterinary, diagnostic, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.