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Export Requirements for Germany

GE-26 (Dec 19, 2014)

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Products Harmonized by the European Union

Fresh/frozen red meat and poultry, meat and poultry products, game meat, products for pet food manufacture and pharmaceutical processing, ships' stores, and certain other products intended for export to countries which are members of the European Union must follow the "European Union Requirements" found elsewhere in the FSIS Export Library. The following countries are members of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Products Not Harmonized by the European Union

  1. Transhipments of Meat/Poultry Products. See the European Union Requirements, Section XVII - Documentation - Required Certificates, Transit Certificates.
  2. U.S. military requirements. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 and the appropriate EU transit certificates. See the European Union Requirements, Section XVII - Documentation - Required Certificates, Transit Certificates.
  3. ANUGA 2015 Food Show*
    1. Meat and poultry and meat and poultry products. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 and FSIS Letterhead Certificate entitled "Health Certificate for the Export of Animal Products for ANUGA 2015 in Cologne, Germany". The letterhead certificate must be stamped with the FSIS rubber export stamp indicating the certificate number. The signature on the certificate and the export stamp must be in a color other than black. See Guideline to complete.*

      To make the statement on the letterhead certificate regarding BSE risk materials, the product must not contain the following SRMs as defined by the EU:

      (i) the skull excluding the mandible and including the brain and eyes, and the spinal cord of animals aged over 12 months;

      (ii) the vertebral column excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the spinous and transverse processes of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae and the median sacral crest and wings of the sacrum, but including the dorsal root ganglia of animals aged over 30 months; and

      (iii) the tonsils, the intestines from the duodenum to the rectum and the mesentery of animals of all ages.

      To make the statement on the letterhead certificate regarding trichinae, the pork must have been tested negative for trichinae or have received cold treatment according to 9 CFR 318.10.


For beef and poultry, all federally inspected establishments are eligible to export products for the ANUGA 2015 Food Show. For wild game, only plants that are approved by the EU are eligible to export products for the ANUGA 2015 Food Show.*

 

Last Modified Dec 19, 2014