Export Requirements for El Salvador
ES-19 (Jan 26, 2015)
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- Eligible Products
- Poultry and poultry products (except as indicated in the Ineligible Products section below).
- 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.
- Ineligible Products
- Effective December 19, 2014, fresh and frozen poultry and poultry products derived from birds originating in the States of Idaho, Oregon or Washington are ineligible for export.
- Effective January 1, 2015, fresh/frozen poultry and poultry products derived from birds originating from the State of California are ineligible for export.*
- 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 letterhead certificate:
- 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 Salmonella Gallinarum.
- 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 meat.
- 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 Program.
- 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 Certificate:
- 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 States.
- 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 Zealand certificate.
Plants Eligible to Export
All federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to El Salvador.