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Export Requirements for French Polynesia (Tahiti)

FP-33 (Apr 30, 2014)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible Products
    1. Meat and meat products.
    2. Poultry and poultry products derived from birds raised or processed in zones other than those indicated in B.
    3. Meat and poultry imported from third countries.
    4. Ratite meat and meat products.
  2. Ineligible Products
    1. Arkansas – All poultry and poultry meat products derived from birds raised or slaughtered in Scott County, Arkansas, that were slaughtered on or after May 16, 2013, and before October 25, 2013 are ineligible. All poultry and poultry meat products derived from birds raised or slaughtered in Scott County, Arkansas, that were slaughtered on or after October 25, 2013 are eligible
    2. California – All poultry meat and poultry meat products derived from birds raised, slaughtered or processed in Stanislaus County, CA,  on or after March 24, 2014, are ineligible for export.*
    3. Eligibility of equine products, including horsemeat, has not been determined at this time. Information will be provided as it becomes available. Until eligibility information is provided, export certification cannot be issued for equine products intended for export to French Polynesia.


    Labeling Requirements

    1. Labeling may be in French or Tahitian, or bilingual with English and French or Tahitian. English only labeling is not acceptable.
    2. All products must bear a label indicating:
      1. A "Best before" date, "Best before the end of..." or a "Use by" date in the day/month/year format.
      2. The net weight expressed in metric units.
      3. The abbreviations "D.L.C." (Use by) or "D.L.U.O." (Best before) or their equivalent, are permitted for small consumer ready packaging labels.

      Note: Exporters should work closely with importers to determine maximum shelf life requirements for specific products.

      Products certified for export on or after January 1, 2014 must comply with these new labeling requirements.


    Documentation Requirements

    All FSIS export certificates accompanying the product must be signed by a FSIS veterinarian. The veterinary degree (DVM or equivalent) must be indicated after the signature.

    1. Meat and meat products and poultry and poultry products - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 - Export Certificate of Wholesomeness
      1. Products must be identified as "frozen" or "chilled" or "cooked" in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5. Slaughter and production dates are required in the "Remarks" section.
    2. Special statements for red meat products
      1. For all meat products other than beef and beef products, the following statement must appear in the "Remarks" Section of the FSIS Form 9060-5:

        "This product originated from a country which is officially free, according to the definition of OIE, from foot and mouth disease, rinderpest, peste des petits ruminants, swine vesicular disease, hog cholera, and African swine fever."
      2. For pork and pork products, the following is required to be typed in the "Remarks" section of FSIS 9060-5 or on FSIS letterhead:

        "The meat was derived from carcasses that were tested for trichinae using pooled digestion methodology and found negative or were treated to destroy trichinae according to one of the methods in 9CFR 318.10 of U.S. regulations."
      3. For beef and beef products not meeting the cooking parameters in B.4., the following statement must appear in the "Remarks" Section of FSIS Form 9060-5:

        "This product originated from a country which is officially free, according to OIE criteria, from foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, and Rift Valley Fever and from a country officially recognized by the OIE as having a negligible or controlled risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)."
      4. For beef and beef products that are canned, shelf stable or have undergone a core thermal treatment of 70° C for 1 hour or an equivalent heat treatment, the following statement must appear in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5:

        "The bovine meat in this product originated from a country officially recognized by the OIE as having a negligible or controlled risk status for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)."
    3. Special statements for poultry products - the following statement must be typed in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060- 5 or on USDA letterhead:. For heat treated poultry products only statement # 1 will apply.
      1. "The State in which the products were prepared is free of highly pathogenic avian influenza and Newcastle disease."
      2. "The products were not derived from birds raised or slaughtered in Scott County, Arkansas, from May 16, 2013 through October 24, 2013."
      3. "The products were not derived from birds raised, slaughtered or processed in Stanislaus County, California on or after March 24, 2014."*
      4. “The products were derived from poultry flocks raised and slaughtered in a county or counties where no cases of low pathogenic notifiable influenza have been confirmed in commercial poultry flocks for 3 months prior to export.”
    4. Special statements for ratite products - the following statement must be typed in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060- 5 or on USDA letterhead. For heat treated ratite products only statements # 1 and 2 will apply.
      1. "The State in which the products were prepared is free of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease."
      2. "The State in which the products were prepared is free of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever"
      3. "The products were not derived from birds raised or slaughtered in Scott County, Arkansas, from May 16, 2013, through October 24, 2013."
      4. "The products were not derived from birds raised, slaughtered or processed in Stanislaus County, California on or after March 24, 2014."*
      5. “The products were derived from poultry flocks raised and slaughtered in a county or counties where no cases of low pathogenic notifiable influenza have been confirmed in commercial poultry flocks for 3 months prior to export.”
  3. Ship stores shipments require the same certification as shipments intended for entry into French Polynesia.


Plants Eligible to Export

All Federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to French Polynesia.

FP-33 (Apr 30, 2014)

 

Last Modified Apr 30, 2014