Additional Certification Statements in the "Remarks" Section, Including APHIS Statements
Many importing countries require additional certification statements that should be placed in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness, or may require the issuance of an accompanying "Letterhead Certificate".
Some of the additional statements refer to practices that are under the purview of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). For example, a country or region of a state may be considered ineligible to export poultry because of avian influenza restrictions.
When in doubt, inspection officials should check with the local APHIS veterinarian-in-charge to confirm whether or not the product was derived from birds in restricted areas. If restrictions apply, then the health certificate should not be issued.
Visit FSIS' Web site to learn more about exporting products.