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Export Requirements for Cayman Islands

CAY-12 (Sep 28, 2011)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible Products
    1. Beef and beef products.
    2. Sheep and goat meat and meat products from animals less than 12 months of age and produced under an AMS EV program.
    3. Meat and meat products legally imported into the United States from Australia, New Zealand, or Canada. Establishments where non-conforming products are also present are subject to an approved AMS Export Verification (EV) program.
    4. Canned, boneless meat legally imported into the United States.
    5. Pork and pork products.
    6. Poultry and poultry products.
  2. Ineligible Products
    1. Meat and meat products containing meat derived from an Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR) process.


Documentation Requirements

  1. Certification Requirements - For all eligible products, obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
    1. Beef and beef products. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and an FSIS Letterhead Certificate.
      1. The United States complies with the conditions in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the OIE as a country that presents a Controlled Risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
      2. The cattle from which the fresh meat and meat products destined for export were derived 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.
      3. 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 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 cattle regardless of age.
      4. 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 mechanically separated meat (MSM) or other meats from other systems of advanced meat recovery (AMR) from the skull and vertebral column from cattle over 30 months of age
    2. For sheep and goat meat and meat products derived from animals less than 12 months of age and slaughtered in the U.S., if the slaughter establishment and all subsequent processing establishments are on AMS´ " Official Listing of Eligible Suppliers to the USDA EV Program" for Cayman Islands approved establishments and the export applicant certifies that "The product was produced under an Export Verification (EV) Program that certifies products to be derived from animals less than 12 months of age program that was audited and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture´s Agricultural Marketing Service", the following statements should be provided in the Remarks section of FSIS 9060-5:*

      "The meat was derived from animals less than 12 months of age."
    3. For meat and meat products imported from Australia, New Zealand, or Canada and exported to the Cayman Islands without further processing in the United States, a copy of the applicable health certificate from the importing country must accompany the product. In addition, the following statement must be included in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5:

      "The meat or meat product was legally imported into the United States from Australia, New Zealand, or Canada."
    4. For meat and meat products imported from Australia, New Zealand, or Canada and exported to the Cayman Islands after further processing in the United States, the following must be included in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5:

      "This product contains meat legally imported into the United States from Australia, New Zealand, or Canada."
    5. For canned, boneless meat imported into the United States and exported to the Cayman Islands, the following statement must be included in the Remarks section of FSIS Form 9060-5:

      "The canned meat product was derived from boneless meat that was thoroughly cooked and hermetically sealed and was legally imported into the United States."


Other Requirements

  1. Meat and meat products intended for personal consumption up to a maximum of 5 kg will be permitted entry without export certification provided the original packaging is intact and the packaging bears the USDA inspection legend.


Plants Eligible to Export

All Federal authorized plants are eligible to export to the Cayman Islands.

CAY-12 (Sep 28, 2011)

 

Last Modified Oct 21, 2013