Constituent Update - Special Alert, November 5, 2014
Names of Establishments in China Eligible to Export Processed (Cooked) Poultry Products to the United States Posted
FSIS has posted the names of four establishments in China that are eligible to export processed (cooked) poultry products to the United States. The list of establishments can be found here: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/21458caf-2efc-4bc3-9f30-8c9adb3cbb97/China_establishments.pdf?MOD=AJPERES. Such product must be produced from poultry slaughtered in countries that have been determined by FSIS to have an equivalent poultry slaughter inspection system. China is eligible to export poultry products that are fully cooked and not shelf-stable.
China certified that the four poultry processing establishments located in the Shandong province that FSIS audited in March 2013, are operating under requirements equivalent to those of the United States. These establishments are Shangdong Delicate Food Co. (3700/03409), Weifang Legang Food Co., Ltd (3700/03435), Qingyun Ruifeng Food Co., Ltd (3700/03439) and Qingdao Nine-alliance Group Co., Ltd (3700/03447).
FSIS had no significant findings during China’s poultry processing audit conducted in March 2013. On August 30, 2013, FSIS affirmed in the audit report that China’s processed poultry inspection system was equivalent to that of the United States and published the processing audit report at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/c3dab827-151d-4373-917f-139db6a2466d/China_2013_Poultry_Processing.pdf?MOD=AJPERES .
After discussion and review of the export inspection certificate from China, FSIS has accepted the certificate.
FSIS will reinspect any product exported by the four establishments when it is brought to a United States port before it will be allowed into domestic commerce.