Requirements for Exporting Processed Egg Products
Exported Processed Egg Products
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is responsible for inspecting egg products under the authority of the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031 et seq.). Defined in both the EPIA and FSIS’s egg products inspection regulations (9 CFR part 590), egg products are liquid, frozen, or dried eggs, with or without ingredients (9 CFR 590.5). Some examples include Pasteurized Frozen Whole Egg with citric acid; plain Pasteurized Frozen Whole Egg without added ingredients; Pasteurized Liquid Yolk with 10% salt; Pasteurized Frozen Scrambled Egg Mix with Whole Egg and pepper, starch, and dried milk; Frozen Yolks with 10% sugar added; Frozen Egg Whites with whipping aids (such as sodium sulfate or triethyl citrate); Pasteurized Enzyme Modified Dried Egg Product with Egg Yolks and xanthan gum and citric acid to preserve color, and less than 1% silicon dioxide as an anticaking agent and phospholipase; Spray Dried Albumin; and Spray Dried Egg Whites with calcium citrate and salt (or other added ingredients).
Effective August 15, 2015, FSIS will issue the FSIS Form 9060-5EP, Egg Products Export Certificate of Wholesomeness, for the export of egg products that are amenable to the Egg Products Inspection Act. Inspection Program Personnel may access the instructions for completing the FSIS Form 9060-5EP.
Exporting products containing small amounts of egg
Products containing eggs in a relatively small proportion or that historically have not been considered by consumers as products of the egg food industry are not represented as egg products and are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Agricultural Marketing Service will certify for FDA a wide range of products, including cooked omelets, frozen egg patties, crepes, hard boiled eggs, egg substitutes, imitation egg products, mayonnaise, and foods containing egg extracts.
While these FDA-regulated products containing eggs may be produced under FSIS voluntary inspection for distribution in U.S. commerce, FSIS stopped certifying these products for export November 10, 2014. Exporters should contact the FDA or USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service for assistance. Additional information can be found on AMS' Website.
For any shipments of FDA-regulated products containing eggs previously certified by FSIS using the PY-200, exporters seeking a replacement certificate are to contact FSIS headquarters at 1-855-444-9904 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for all Countries (Countries with additional requirements are listed below)
At the request of the exporter, FSIS will issue FSIS Form 9060-5EP, provided the egg products are amenable to the Egg Products Inspection Act and meet FSIS requirements.
Prior to shipping egg products, exporters should be advised to have their importers confirm that the importing country will accept the certification statements indicated on the FSIS Form 9060-5EP.
Questions concerning export certification for FSIS regulated egg products may be submitted to the Import/Export Coordination and Policy Development Staff via email@example.com or by calling 202-720-0082 or 1-855-444-9904.
Countries with Additional Requirements
In addition to the requirements for all countries, the countries listed below have additional requirements, as determined by communication with appropriate government officials in each respective country.
- Australia (Aug 15, 2015)
- Barbados (Aug 15, 2015)
- Bolivia (Aug 15, 2015)
- Canada (Dec 29, 2015)
- China, People's Republic of (Jul 19, 2013)
- Colombia (Dec 1, 2015)
- Costa Rica (Aug 15, 2015)
- Dominican Republic (Aug 15, 2015)
- European Union (Oct 27, 2015)
- French Polynesia (Jan 5, 2016)
- Hong Kong (May 19, 2016)
- India (Dec 19, 2012)
- Japan (May 3, 2016)
- Kazakhstan (May 2, 2016)
- Korea, Republic of (Feb 18, 2016)
- Mexico (Nov 30, 2015)
- New Caledonia (Aug 15, 2015)
- New Zealand (Aug 15, 2015)
- Russia (Jun 12, 2015)
- Singapore (Jan 15, 2016)
- Taiwan (May 12, 2016)
- Thailand (Aug 15, 2015)
- Trinidad and Tobago (Aug 15, 2015)
- Turkey (Jul 28, 2015)
- Turkmenistan (Apr 12, 2016)