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Eligible Categories and Products: Canada

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The products identified in the table below are eligible for export from Canada to the United States as determined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Equivalence Process

The USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) restricts certain animal products from entering the United States because of animal disease conditions in the country of origin. Applicable APHIS animal disease requirements that may have an impact on Canada’s eligibility to export product to the United States are referenced below Canada’s eligibility table.

Raw source materials used to produce product intended for export to the United States must originate from a certified establishment in an eligible country that has an equivalent raw products inspection system.

These are the Process Categories, Product Categories, and Product Groups as listed in the FSIS Product Categorization document and defined in the Public Health Information System (PHIS).

  • RTE = Ready-to-eat; NRTE = Not ready-to-eat

Canada 

Eligible Process Category Eligible Product Category Eligible Product Groups
Raw - Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Beef Beef and Veal - All Products Eligible± except Finely Textured Beef (FTB); Low Temperature Rendered Product (LTRP); Partially Defatted Beef  Fatty Tissue (PDBFT); and Partially Defatted chipped Beef (PDCB)
Raw - Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Chicken  Chicken - All Products Eligible 
Raw - Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Meat-Other (Sheep, Goat) Lamb and Goat - All Products Eligible± 
Raw - Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Pork Pork - All Products Eligible
Raw – Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Poultry-Other Duck and Ostrich - All Products Eligible except Mechanically Separated 
Raw – Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Turkey  Turkey - All Products Eligible 
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Beef Beef and Veal - All Products Eligible± 
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Chicken  Chicken - All Products Eligible 
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Meat - Other (Sheep, Goat) Lamb and Goat - All Products Eligible
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Pork Pork - All Products Eligible 
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Poultry - Other Duck and Ostrich - All Products Eligible 
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Turkey  Turkey - All Products Eligible 
Thermally Processed - Commercially Sterile Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Beef, Chicken, Duck, and Pork - All Products Eligible
Not Heat Treated - Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Meat Beef and Pork - All Products Eligible
Not Heat Treated - Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Poultry Chicken - All Products Eligible 
Not Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Acidified/Fermented Meat (without cooking) Beef and Pork - All Products Eligible
Not Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Dried Meat Pork - All Products Eligible 
Not Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Salt-Cured Meat Pork - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Meat Beef and Pork - All Products Eligible
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Poultry Chicken, Duck, and Turkey - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Acidified/Fermented Meat (without cooking) Beef and Pork - All Products Eligible
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Dried Meat Beef and Pork - All Products Eligible
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Dried Poultry Turkey - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Salt-Cured Meat Pork - All Products Eligible 
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Fully-Cooked Meat Beef, Lamb, Veal, and Pork - All Products Eligible
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Fully-Cooked Poultry Chicken, Duck, and Turkey - All Products Eligible 
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Meat Fully-Cooked Without Subsequent Exposure to the Environment Beef, Lamb, Veal, and Pork - All Products Eligible
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Poultry Fully-Cooked Without Subsequent Exposure to the Environment Chicken, Duck, and Turkey - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Not Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Meat Beef, Veal, Lamb, Goat, and Pork - All Products Eligible
Heat Treated - Not Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Poultry Chicken and Turkey - All Products Eligible 
Product with Secondary Inhibitors - Not Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Meat Beef and Pork - All Products Eligible
Product with Secondary Inhibitors - Not Shelf Stable RTE Salt-Cured Meat Pork - All Products Eligible 
Egg Products Egg Products Poultry - All Products Eligible


APHIS Animal Disease Requirements for Canada:

Beef and Veal imported from Canada are subjected to the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.18 or 9 CFR 94.20.

Lamb and Goat imported from Canada are subject to the requirements in 9 CFR 94.25.

Poultry imported from Canada are subject the requirements in 9 CFR 94.6.

For information or questions concerning a country’s animal disease status and restrictions please contact the APHIS Veterinary Services, Strategy and Policy, Animal Product Import and Export at:

USDA-APHIS
Veterinary Services, Strategy and Policy, Animal Product Import and Export (APIE)
4700 River Road, Unit 40
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone: (301) 851-3300, option 4
E-mail: APIE@USDA.GOV

Link To Canada's Certified Establishment List:

A certified establishment is an establishment that the Central Competent Authority (CCA) of the foreign country has certified as meeting the requirements of the inspection system that FSIS has determined equivalent to the United States inspection system and, therefore, eligible to export meat, poultry, or egg products to the United States.  

 

Last Modified Oct 09, 2020