|Export Requirements for El Salvador
ES-15 (Jan 24, 2013)
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- Eligible Products
- Poultry and poultry products.
- Cooked and pre-cooked meat and meat products.
- Beef and beef products.
- Ruminant meat originating from Australia and New Zealand is eligible
for export to El Salvador (see certification requirements below).
- Pork and pork products.*
- For all poultry and poultry products - Obtain FSIS
Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of
Wholesomeness. Additionally, the following statements
must be typed in the "Remarks" section or
provided on an FSIS
- The meat derives from birds raised in the
United States of America.
- The product was derived from birds
originating from a zone free of exotic
Newcastle disease and highly pathogenic
notifiable avian influenza (HPNAI) for at
least 21 days prior to slaughter, and from
birds subjected to ante-mortem and post-mortem
inspections for NAI with favorable results.
- The birds, their products and sub products,
come from farms and establishments authorized
by APHIS and FSIS to export to El Salvador.
- The birds are the progeny of farms and
flocks participating in the National Poultry
Improvement Plan which are routinely monitored
and free from Salmonella Pullorum and
- The poultry meat derives from farms which
have a sanitary and production program under
the supervision of the animal health
authorities in the United States. The birds
from which the products were derived were not
under official veterinary quarantine for
poultry diseases transmissible through poultry
- There have been no clinical outbreaks of
serious poultry diseases transmissible through
poultry meat on the premises of origin,
notifiable in the United States, for at least
90 days prior to shipment.
- The slaughter establishment where the birds
were processed was under official inspection
and is authorized to export poultry meat.
- The product was inspected and passed and
found fit for human consumption.
- The poultry meat was produced under
mandatory HACCP regulations that require
testing for Salmonella and Escherichia coli
and was found to be in compliance.
- The poultry meat was produced in
accordance with the U.S. National Residue
- For all cooked and pre-cooked meat and poultry products.
Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of
Wholesomeness. The conditions of the cooking process (internal
temperature and length of cooking time) must be typed in the "Remarks"
section. The conditions of the cooking process are not required for Ready-To-Eat
(RTE) meat and poultry products which are (1) Salt-Cured, (2) Dried, or (3)
Acidified/Fermented (without cooking).
- For all meat products. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, and
include the following statement in the "Remarks" section:
"Based on the U.S. National Residue Program, the meat is free of
harmful residues of antibiotics, heavy metals, pesticides, and hormones."
- Beef and beef products - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of
Wholesomeness. The following statements must be included in the "Remarks" section of FSIS
Form 9060-5 or on an FSIS Letterhead
- The beef and beef products were derived from animals that were born and raised in the United States or were
legally imported in accordance with U.S. import regulations.
- The beef and beef products were not derived from 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 feeding of ruminants with ruminant origin meat-and-bone meal and greaves is prohibited in the United
- The cattle from which the beef and beef products were obtained were not subjected to a stunning process with a
device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity, or to a pithing process.
- The beef/beef products were produced and handled in a manner which ensures that such products do not
contain and are not contaminated with mechanically separated meat from the skull and vertebral column of cattle.
- Beef tallow for human consumption - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
The following statement must be provided in the Remarks section:
"That the maximum content of insoluble impurities of the tallow does not exceed 0.15 percent of its weight."
- Signature on certificates - All required forms and supplementary
statements must be signed by a veterinarian. Name and degree (DVM or
equivalent) must be typed or printed after the signature.
- For re-export of ruminant meat originating from Australia and New Zealand
to El Salvador, the shipment must be accompanied by a copy of the
official export certificate of Australia or New Zealand and an original
FSIS 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
Exporters are responsible for obtaining a copy of the Australian or New
Plants Eligible to Export
All federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to El Salvador.
ES-15 (Jan 24, 2013)