|Export Requirements for The Philippines
RP-48 (Dec 27, 2012)
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- Eligible Products
- Meat and meat products. All beef, beef offals, and processed beef products are eligible for export to the
Philippines regardless of production date.
AMS Export Verification (EV) program requirements have been removed for these products.
- Poultry and poultry products (except as
indicated in the Ineligible section below).
- Poultry feet produced under sanitary conditions, but not eligible for the official inspection
legend (previously referred to as the Hong Kong standard). See Processing Requirements.
- Ineligible Products
- All poultry and poultry products derived from birds raised or slaughtered in Polk County, Missouri after
April 4, 2011, and on or before August 24, 2011 are ineligible. Poultry and poultry products from birds raised or
slaughtered in Polk County, Missouri, before April 4, 2011 and on or after August 25, 2011, are eligible.
- Poultry feet produced according to the procedures in Processing Requirements.
- Feet must be labeled accurately i.e., "chicken feet," "turkey feet," or
"duck feet" and the label must include the statement: FOR EXPORT ONLY.
- The following must be printed on the shipping container:
- "Packed under sanitary supervision of USDA"
- the establishment number
- the name and address of the establishment or distributor, and
- the statement, "Product of USA".
Note: Use of official inspection legend is prohibited.
- Labeling that reflects a previous country of destination other than the Philippines, e.g. a
Russian language sticker, is prohibited as it will cause product to be detained.
- The production or slaughter date of beef product must be included on the product label.
- Poultry feet that do not bear the mark of inspection may be exported to the Philippines provided the establishment has
procedures in place to remove and exclude from export poultry feet originating from condemned carcasses or poultry feet
obviously unfit for human food. In addition, the following conditions must be met:*
- Feet must be removed after dressed poultry receives final wash, before entering the
evisceration room or immediately after transfer from picking to the eviscerating conveyor line.
- Feet must be handled sanitarily, packed in clean containers, and frozen promptly. Plant
management shall cooperate in proper handling of this product and instruct plant employees to reject
any feet obviously unfit for food. Feet from condemned carcasses or poultry feet obviously unfit
for human food must be removed and excluded from export.*
- Feet must be scaled and toenails removed.
- Plants in which feet are removed in the picking room must ensure that feet are not
contaminated during collection.
- The hock joint areas must be observed for swellings and abnormalities that might affect
product wholesomeness or product packaging operation.
- Feet shall be prepared and packed in shipping cartons in a separate room
under sanitary conditions and refrigerated until frozen.
- Meat and meat products, and poultry and poultry products - Obtain FSIS form 9060-5 - Meat and Poultry Export
Certificate of Wholesomeness.
- Beef and beef products - In addition
to FSIS Form 9060-5, obtain an FSIS
Letterhead Certificate with the
"The meat or meat 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 meat or meat products were
not derived from non-ambulatory
disabled cattle offered for
- Beef meat products derived from beef imported from Australia or New Zealand. The following certification statement
must be included in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5 for beef meat products derived from beef
imported from Australia or New Zealand:
"The beef product was derived from beef that was legally imported into the United States from Australia or
In addition, the product must be accompanied by copies of the health certificates issued by Australian or New Zealand
- Poultry exported to the Philippines for further processing and subsequently exported to Japan -
Upon the request of the exporter, the following information must be provided on an FSIS letterhead certificate:
- Statements for all poultry intended for re-export to Japan:
"The meat and/or meat products described herein were processed under sanitary conditions in accordance
with laws and regulations of the United States. The laws and regulations of the United States have been
deemed to be equivalent to the inspection laws of Japan."
"There have been no outbreaks of fowl pest (fowl plague) for at least 90 days in the United States. Further,
in the area where birds for export (meat) were produced (such an area being within a minimum radius of 50 kilometers
from the production farm), Newcastle disease, fowl cholera, and other serious infectious fowl diseases, as recognized
by the United States, have not occurred for at least 90 days."
- Poultry is restricted for export to Japan from certain States for specific periods.
Certification must be provided that poultry did not originate from or transit unsealed through these States
during the restricted periods relative to each affected State. Obtain the appropriate
FSIS Letterhead Certificates from the
- Poultry feet (produced according to the Processing Requirements section), oil sacs, and tongues -
Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness.*
- Special certification procedures
- When FSIS Form 9060-5 is signed for these products, THE CERTIFICATION STATEMENT FOR POULTRY PRODUCTS FOUND DIRECTLY
ABOVE THE SIGNATURE LINE ON THE FORM IS NOT CHECKED OFF.
- The following statement should be entered in the "Remarks" section of the unchecked
FSIS Form 9060-5 when the requirements in the Processing Requirements section are met:
"This certifies that the poultry feet specified above come from birds that were subject to
official ante-mortem inspection and handled in a sanitary manner while in FSIS inspected establishments,
with verification by FSIS of plant processing requirements as defined by the Philippines to be fit for
Note: The procedures in the Processing Requirements section and the above documentation procedure is implemented by agreement
and neither the procedure nor the above statement is applicable to other countries unless specified in the FSIS Export Library.
- Importers must apply for an import permit (a veterinary quarantine clearance) prior to importing product.
Plants Eligible to Export
All federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to the Philippines.
RP-48 (Dec 27, 2012)