|Export Requirements for Iran
IR-7 - (Oct 22, 2004)
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- Red meat and red meat products
- Poultry and poultry products*
Note: Iran is a restricted country requiring exporter licensing.
Consult the U.S. Treasury Department Web site http://www.treas.gov/ofac/
for further details.
Ritual Slaughter: Poultry must be slaughtered by means of a sharp knife cutting through
the skin, jugular vein, and trachea to result in thorough bleeding of the carcass in
preparation for dressing and evisceration.
- Meat Products. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5.
- Poultry Products.
- Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5.
- Obtain a USDA/FSIS letterhead certificate with the following
The whole of the consignment described in the reference certificate was derived
from poultry which:
- were subjected at the slaughterhouse named in the
certificate to ante-mortem inspection by an authorized veterinary
officer and to post-mortem inspection under the supervision of an
authorized veterinary officer and no sign of infectious disease was
- originated from flocks under veterinary supervision in
which, within the preceding two months, none of the following
diseases have been diagnosed - salmonellosis, gumboro disease,
Pasteurellosis, Newcastle disease, Fowl Plaque, and
- have not been in contact at the slaughterhouse with any
other poultry in which any of the diseases mentioned in (b) above
have been diagnosed,
- were hatched, reared, and slaughtered in a state in which,
after due inquiry, I am satisfied that no outbreak of exotic
Newcastle disease in commercial flocks has been recorded in the six
months prior to slaughter, and
- for washing, chlorine has been added to carcass chill water
according to USDA guidelines.
Note: Statements (b) and (d) can be certified to
based on company certification stating the same statements signed
by a company veterinarian.
- USDA Poultry Grading. Fresh (frozen), ready-to-cook broiler chickens (whole
carcasses) must be accompanied by USDA grading certificate and meet the following
- Broilers are Grade A, as shown by grading certificate and on cartons.
- Weight of each broiler is within 850-1350 grams (2 to 3 lbs.), averaging
1100 grams (2.4 lbs.).
- Birds have been slaughtered and frozen not more than 3 months before
shipping, as shown on export certificate and by slaughter dates on cartons.
First and last slaughter and freezing dates only must be shown on the export
- Each broiler is individually packed in airtight plastic material.
- Special Purchases. Fresh (frozen) ready-to-cook poultry (whole birds) purchased under
Iranian government tender must meet all requirements specified in respective bids. Unless
the tender lists conditions which must be certified by USDA, the inspector will only be
concerned with normal reinspection for export and issuance of export certificate.
- Special Permit. The importer must have a permit issued by the Iranian Ministry of
- Signatures on Certificates. All required forms and supplementary statements must be
dated and signed by an official veterinarian - name, degree (DVM or equivalent) must be
typed or printed after the signature.
Each broiler must be individually packed in airtight plastic material.
Plants Eligible to Export
Any Federally inspected establishment is eligible to export to Iran.
IR-7 - (Oct 22, 2004)