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Export Requirements for Japan (Egg Products)

EJA-128 (Jul 7, 2014) 

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Eligible/Ineligible Egg Products

  1. Eligible Products
    1. Egg products (except as restricted in the INELIGIBLE section below)
  2. Ineligible Products

    New York: Eggs laid after December 30, 2011 and before August 31, 2012 are ineligible. Eggs laid on or after August 31, 2012, and before December 12, 2012 are eligible. Eggs laid on or after December 12, 2012 and before October 9, 2013 are ineligible. Eggs laid on or after October 9, 2013 are eligible.

    Pennsylvania - Eggs laid on or after May 17, 2010 to January 10, 2013 are eligible. Eggs laid on or after January 11, 2013 and before May 29, 2013 are ineligible. Eggs laid on or after May 29, 2013 and before October 1, 2013 are eligible. Eggs laid on or after October 1, 2013 and before February 24, 2014 are ineligible. Eggs laid on or after February 24, 2014 are eligible

    Ohio - Eggs laid prior to October 18, 2011 are eligible. Eggs laid on or after October 18, 2011 and before August 31, 2012 are not eligible. Eggs laid on or after August 31, 2012 are eligible.

    South Dakota - Eggs laid after March 20, 2008, and prior to January 9, 2012 are eligible. Eggs laid on or after January 9, 2012 and before August 31, 2012 are not eligible. Eggs laid on or after August 31, 2012 are eligible.

    Arkansas - Eggs laid on or after May 16, 2013 and before October 22, 2013 are ineligible. Eggs laid on or after October 22, 2013 are eligible.

    Wisconsin - Eggs laid on or after June 3, 2013 and before October 30, 2013 are ineligible. Eggs laid on or after October 30, 2013 are eligible.

    New Jersey – Eggs laid on or after January 21, 2014 and before May 19, 2014 are ineligible. Eggs laid on or after May 19, 2014 are eligible.

    Delaware - Eggs laid on or after March 12, 2014 and before July 7, 2014 are ineligible.  Eggs laid on or after July 7, 2014 are eligible.*

    Maryland - Eggs laid on or after March 10, 2014 are ineligible.

    California - Eggs laid on or after March 24, 2014 are ineligible.


    See new certification statements.

    Note: These restrictions may not apply to dried egg products. Exporters are advised to work closely with importers to determine if product is eligible based on the type of processing applied to the product.

    These restrictions do not apply to liquid egg products produced at the establishments listed in the Documentation section, part C.


Documentation Requirements

  1. See required certification for all countries found on the Requirements for Processed Egg Products page.
  2. Shell eggs may be restricted from originating or passing through certain states in which low path avian influenza has been reported. Additional certification for State transit restrictions has been removed and official seals are no longer required for egg products transiting restricted States. Applicants for export certification must determine which certification statement or statements apply to the product to be exported. The statement(s) must be typed on FSIS Form PY200 or provided on a FSIS Letterhead Certificate(s). These restrictions and certification requirements do not apply to products produced at the establishments listed in C:
    1. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after January 9, 2012 and before August 31, 2012 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from South Dakota, New York or Ohio and did not pass through South Dakota, New York or Ohio before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS? knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    2. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after August 31, 2012 and before December 12, 2012 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "To the best of FSIS? knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    3. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after December 12, 2012 and before January 11, 2013 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New York and did not pass through New York before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS? knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    4. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after January 11, 2013 and before May 16, 2013 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New York or Pennsylvania, and did not pass through New York or Pennsylvania before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS? knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    5. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after before May 16, 2013 and before May 29, 2013 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New York, Pennsylvania, or Arkansas and did not pass through New York, Pennsylvania, or Arkansas before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS? knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    6. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after May 29, 2013 and before June 3, 2013 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New York or Arkansas and did not pass through New York or Arkansas before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS? knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    7. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after June 3, 2013 and before October 1, 2013 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New York, Arkansas or Wisconsin and did not pass through New York, Arkansas or Wisconsin before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS? knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    8. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after October 1, 2013 and before October 9, 2013 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New York, Arkansas, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania and did not pass through New York, Arkansas, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS? knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    9. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after October 9, 2013 and before October 22, 2013 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from Arkansas, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania, and did not pass through Arkansas, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    10. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after October 22, 2013 and before October 30, 2013 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from Wisconsin or Pennsylvania, and did not pass through Wisconsin or Pennsylvania before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    11. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after October 30, 2013 and before January 21, 2014 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from Pennsylvania and did not pass through Pennsylvania before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    12. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after January 21, 2014 and before February 24, 2014 FSIS Letterhead Certificate.
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from Pennsylvania or New Jersey and did not pass through Pennsylvania or New Jersey before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    13. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after February 24, 2014 and before March 10, 2014 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New Jersey and did not pass through New Jersey before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    14. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after March 10, 2014 and before March 12, 2014 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New Jersey or Maryland and did not pass through New Jersey or Maryland before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    15. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after March 12, 2014 and before March 24, 2014 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New Jersey, Maryland or Delaware, and did not pass through New Jersey, Maryland or Delaware before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    16. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after March 24, 2014 and before May 19, 2014 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware or California, and did not pass through New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware or California before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    17. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after May 19, 2014 and before July 7, 2014 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:*
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from Maryland, Delaware or California, and did not pass through Maryland, Delaware or California before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."
    18. Egg products derived from eggs laid on or after July 7, 2014 FSIS Letterhead Certificate:*
      1. "The shell eggs used for the production of the exported egg products did not originate from Maryland or California, and did not pass through Maryland or California before being carried into egg processing plants."
      2. "To the best of FSIS' knowledge, the processed egg products are stored in clean and sanitary wrapping and containers are handled in a way to prevent being exposed to any pathogens or any animal infectious diseases prior to shipment."

    19. Note: Additional certification for State transit restrictions has been removed and official seals are no longer required for egg products transiting restricted States. These restrictions and certification requirements do not apply products produced at the establishments listed in C.
  3. Alternate Certification

    In addition to the certification indicated in A., a FSIS Letterhead Certificate for Heat Treated Egg Products from Designated Establishments must be issued for liquid egg products produced at the establishments listed below. The letterhead certificates indicated in B. should not be issued for product from these establishments.

    Est 398, Henningsen Foods, David City, NE
    Est 1215, Cargill Kitchen Solutions, Monticello, MN
    Est 21377, Cargill Kitchen Solutions, Mason City, IA
    Est. 1127, M.G. Waldbaum Co., Lenox, IA (for product produced on or after September 21, 2012)
  4. Any container of processed egg product exported to Japan, regardless of the product's source, that transits through a third country, must be sealed with an official USDA seal at a USDA inspected facility. The following statement must be typed on a FSIS Letterhead Certificate:

    "The container was sealed by FSIS with USDA seal number_______________."

Plants Eligible for Export

All FSIS inspected egg products plants are eligible to export to Japan.

EJA-127 (May 19, 2014)

 

Last Modified Jul 07, 2014