Export Requirements for Jamaica
JM-13 (May 29, 2015)
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- Eligible Products
- Fresh/frozen poultry and poultry products.
- Beef and beef products.
- Ineligible Products
- Pork and pork products.
- Poultry and poultry products derived from birds originating from or slaughtered, processed, or stored within the States of Arkansas, California, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, or Wisconsin are ineligible for export. (except fully cooked, canned, and commercially sterile products).*
- Certification Requirements
- Meat and poultry products: Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 Certificate for Wholesomeness. Further, exporters are advised that importers must have a valid import permit to allow entry of meat and poultry products.
- Frozen, cured, and/or smoked meat products - The following statement must be typed in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5:
"The United States is free from foot and mouth disease."
- Poultry and Poultry products - The following statement should be typed under "Remarks" of FSIS Form 9060-5:
"Product originated from farms that were not under quarantine and are located 10 miles away from any affected farms or flocks."
- Beef and beef products - The following statements must be included in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5 or provided on a letterhead certificate:
- The beef/beef products covered by the Veterinary Health Certificate were derived from cattle slaughtered in the United States.
- The beef, beef products/by-products specified were derived from cattle which received ante-mortem and post-mortem veterinary inspection at the time of slaughter in plants certified for export of such products from the United States. The products must not be adulterated or misbranded as defined by regulations governing meat inspection of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
- The beef and beef products (bone-in or boneless) were derived from cattle that were slaughtered after March 12, 2004 in accordance with USDA/FSIS regulations.
- The beef and beef products were not derived from cattle in which air-injection stunning devices were used during slaughtering.
- The beef and beef products (bone-in or boneless) were not derived from and do not contain any of the following Specified Risk Materials: brain, skull, eyes, trigeminal ganglia, spinal cord, vertebral column (excluding the vertebrae of the tail, the transverse processes of thoracic and lumber vertebrae and the wings of the sacrum) and the dorsal root ganglia, from animals over 30 months of age at the time of slaughter and the tonsils and intestines from pylorus to anus, or all animals regardless of age.
- The beef and beef products (bone-in or boneless) were not produced using the Mechanically Separated Meat or Advanced Recovery Meat methods.
- The cattle from which the beef/beef products were derived have not been in contact with or transported through a port in any country considered to be affected with Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD).
- The beef/beef products/by-products were not derived from cattle that were fed with meat meal, bone meal, meat and bone meal or greaves of ruminant origin.
- The beef/beef products were produced in accordance with the U.S. National Residue and Analytic Programme for residues (antibiotics, hormones, growth promoters, anabolic steroids, additives, etc.) in meat, poultry and egg products. Acronized meat (meat containing antibiotics during processing) is not allowed entry into Jamaica.
- The beef/beef products have been processed, stored and transported in a manner to preclude contact with meat/animal products that do not comply with the conditions contained in the certificate.
- The beef/beef products were prepared, packaged and handled under hygienic and sanitary conditions and are fit for human consumption.
- Statements allowed when eligible boneless beef and boneless beef products derived from cattle less than 30 months of age produced under an approved AMS Export Verification (EV) Less Than 30 (LT30) months of age program is to be re-exported to St. Lucia. Information about the program for St. Lucia and a list of LT30 approved establishments can be obtained from AMS' Web site. Upon the request of the exporter, the following information must be provided either in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5 or on an FSIS Letterhead Certificate (which is signed by the same FSIS Inspector signing the export certificate):
- The United States meets or exceeds the BSE guidance of the OIE pertaining to meat and meat products.
- The United States has prohibited the feeding of ruminants with ruminant origin meat and bone meal (MBM) and greaves since 1997, and this prohibition has been effectively enforced.
- The meat and meat products should be deboned skeletal muscle (boneless beef) from cattle less than 30 months of age, which were not subjected to a stunning process, prior to slaughter, with a device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity, or to a pithing process, and which were subject to ante-mortem and post-mortem inspections and were not suspect or confirmed BSE cases.
- The meat and meat products were not derived from or contaminated with mechanically separated meat (MSM) from the skull or vertebral column, or the following specified risk materials: tissue from the brain, eye, spinal cord, trigeminal ganglia, and dorsal root ganglia from cattle 30 months of age or older, and the tonsils and distal ileum of the small intestine of any cattle, regardless of age.
Plants Eligible to Export
All Federally inspected establishments are eligible to export.
JM-10 (Feb 27, 2012)