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Export Requirements for Belize

BEL-6 (Nov 12, 2009)

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  1. Eligible Products
    1. Fresh/frozen beef, beef products, beef ingredients and offal.
    2. Sheep and goat meat, meat byproduct and meat food products from animals less than 12 months of age and produced under an AMS EV program.*

      Additional information about the EV program and a list of EV approved establishments can be obtained from the following website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/lsg/arc/bev.htm.*

      If FSIS inspection personnel become aware of concerns that an AMS approved EV establishment is not properly executing its EV program, AMS should be notified at ARCBranch@usda.gov. Inspection personnel should include their immediate supervisor on messages to AMS. The following information should be included in the message: *
      • Establishment name, address, and establishment number
      • Product type, product code, and quantity of product
      • Date of production, lot number, and shift
      • Date and nature of observation
      • Name of country product is intended for export
      • Export certificate number (if applicable)
      • Any other information to verify claim
      • Name of inspection official
    3. Sheep and goat fresh/frozen meat, offal, glands, meat products, and meat ingredients imported from Australia and New Zealand.*


Documentation Requirements

  1. Certification Requirements - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
    1. For beef, obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Export Certificate of Wholesomeness, and the following statements on an FSIS letterhead certificate:
      1. The United States complies with the conditions referred to in the Article on Bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the OIE as a country posing a "controlled risk" for bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
      2. The bovine meat and meat products were produced and handled in a manner which ensures that such products do not contain and are not contaminated with:
        1. the following specified risk materials: brains, 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 cattle regardless of age,
        2. mechanically separated meat from the skull and vertebral column from cattle over 30 months of age.
      3. The method of stunning cattle does not include intracranial gas or air injection or the use of sharp instruments which could cut the medulla (pithing)
      4. Additional food safety declarations:
        1. The bovine meat and meat products were subject to testing in accordance with the U.S. National Residue Program.
        2. The beef meat and beef products were produced under mandatory HACCP regulations and were found to be in full compliance.
  2. Protein-free beef tallow. The following certification statement must be included in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5 for protein-free tallow:

    "The protein-free tallow covered by this certificate has been tested for content of insoluble impurities with the results below 0.15% in weight."

    This certification statement will be included on the export certificate based on the presentation of a certificate issued by an independent laboratory report (not belonging to the exporter and/or the manufacturer).
  3. For sheep and goat meat, meat byproduct and meat food products from animals less than 12 months of age at the time of slaughter - the following additional declarations need to be included in an attached FSIS Letterhead certificate:*
    1. The meat is derived from animals less than 12 months of age when slaughtered.
    2. The meat, meat by-product or meat food product is derived from animals slaughtered in an FSIS-inspected establishment that either slaughters only ovine and caprine species or operates in compliance with a segregation program approved by the Administrator as adequate to prevent contamination or commingling of the meat with products not eligible for export to Belize.
    3. The ovine and caprine meat and meat products were subject to testing in accordance with the U.S. National Residue Program.
    4. The ovine and caprine meat and products were produced under mandatory HACCP regulations and were found to be in full compliance.
  4. For sheep and goat fresh/frozen meat, offal, glands, meat products, and meat ingredients imported from Australia and New Zealand include the following statement in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5:*

    "The meat, meat by-product or meat food product was legally imported in accordance with U.S. import requirements."


Plants Eligible to Export

All Federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to Belize.

BEL-6 (Nov 12, 2009)
 

Last Modified Oct 21, 2013