Export Requirements for Barbados
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- Eligible Products
- All fresh, frozen or chilled beef and beef products (beef products includes offal, variety meats and processed beef)
derived from cattle slaughtered on or after January 16, 2008.
- Fresh/frozen beef and beef products imported from Australia may be exported to Barbados. (See Documentation Section requirements.)
- Fresh/frozen and cooked poultry meat products.
- Wild Boar.
- All shipments of beef and beef products must be accompanied by FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of
Wholesomeness and an FSIS Letterhead Certificate. The certificates require a veterinary
- The following statements must be included on the letterhead certificate:
- The United States is free from Foot and Mouth Disease and Rinderpest.
- The United States complies with the conditions in Article 220.127.116.11 of the Terrestrial Animal Health
Code of the OIE, as a country that presents a Controlled Risk for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.
- The fresh meat and meat products were produced and handled in a manner which ensures that such products
do not contain and are not contaminated with the following specified risk materials: the brain, skull,
eyes, trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord, vertebral column (excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the transverse
processes of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, and the wings of the sacrum), and dorsal root ganglia of
cattle 30 months of age and older, and the tonsils and distal ileum of the small intestine of any cattle
regardless of age.
- The product was obtained from animals of U.S. origin or from animals and/or products that were legally
imported in accordance with U.S. import requirements.*
- The cattle from which the fresh meat products destined for export were derived were not subjected to a
stunning process, prior to slaughter, with a device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity,
or to a pithing process.
- Beef and beef products imported from Australia. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 and provide a copy of the original Australian
health certificate presented upon import into the U.S. In addition, the following statement should be typed in the "Remarks"
section of FSIS Form 9060-5 or typed on an FSIS Letterhead certificate:
"The beef or beef products were legally imported from Australia into the United States in accordance with U.S. import
procedures for meat and poultry products."
- Certification of fresh/frozen and cooked poultry meat - All shipments must be accompanied by FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry
Export Certificate of Wholesomeness. The certificates require a veterinary signature. The following statements must be typed in
the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5:
For fresh/frozen poultry meat
"There have been no outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (fowl plague) for at least 90 days in the state
where the birds were produced or slaughtered. Further, in the area where the birds were produced or
slaughtered (such an area being within a minimum radius of 50 kilometers from the production farm),
neither Newcastle disease, fowl cholera nor any other serious infectious fowl disease as recognized
by the government of the United States, has occurred for at least 90 days."
For cooked poultry meat
- "The poultry meat was not derived from birds slaughtered in the context of an avian
influenza or other disease control or eradication program;
- The poultry meat has been subjected to a heat treatment such that the middle of the product
reached a temperature of at least 72 degrees Celsius;
- The poultry meat product was handled in such a manner that any possibility of contamination
of the product by unprocessed poultry material after the heat process, either directly
or indirectly, was prevented; and
- The poultry meat product did not come into contact with any products of bovine origin at any
stage of manufacturing or handling."
- Certification of wild boar - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness. The certificates
require a veterinary signature. In addition, the following statements must be included on a
FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
- African Swine Fever, Foot and Mouth Disease, Hog Cholera, Rinderpest and Swine Vesicular Disease have not occurred
in the United States of America during the last twelve (12) months.
- The products were derived from animals that passed veterinary ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection
at the time of slaughter.
- The products originate from a USDA inspected slaughter establishment that slaughters animals for human consumption.
- The products are sound and fit for human consumption.
- The products originated from pigs tested at slaughter for trichinae in an official laboratory with negative results or,
alternatively, the meat underwent treatment to destroy trichina according to one of the methods described in 9 CFR 318.10.
- For fresh/frozen poultry meat. If the poultry product transits a third country, pre-approval must be obtained by the importer
of the product from the Veterinary Services/Barbados. In addition, the container must be sealed with an official USDA seal and
the seal number must be indicated in the "Remarks" section of the FSIS Form 9060-5.
Plants Eligible to Export
All USDA federally inspected plants are eligible to export to Barbados.
BAR-11 (Aug 12, 2009)