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Eligible Categories and Products: Mexico

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The products identified in the table below are eligible for export from Mexico 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 Mexico’s eligibility to export product to the United States are referenced below Mexico’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

Mexico 

Eligible Process Category Eligible Product Category Eligible Product Groups
Raw - Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Beef Beef - All Products Eligible except Advanced Meat Recovery Product (AMR); Low Temperature Rendered Product (LTRP); Partially Defatted Beef Fatty Tissue (PDBFT); Partially Defatted Chopped Beef (PDCB); and Finely Textured Beef (FTB).
Raw - Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Chicken  Chicken - All Products Eligible except Mechanically Separated 
Raw - Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Other (Sheep, Goat) Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible except Mechanically Separated and Advanced Meat Recovery Product (AMR)
Raw - Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Pork Pork - All Products Eligible except Mechanically Separated and Advanced Meat Recovery Product (AMR)
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Beef Beef - All Products Eligible 
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Chicken  Chicken - All Products Eligible 
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Meat-Other (Sheep, Goat) Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Pork Pork - All Products Eligible 
Thermally Processed - Commercially Sterile Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Beef, Pork, Goat, Chicken, and Turkey - All Products Eligible                                                                 
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Meat Beef and Pork - All Products Eligible                                                      
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Dried Meat Beef - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable  RTE Salt-Cured Meat  Beef - All Products Eligible 
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Fully-Cooked Meat Beef, Pork, and Goat - All Products Eligible                                                                               
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Fully-Cooked Poultry Chicken and Turkey - All Products Eligible 
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Meat Fully-Cooked Without Subsequent Exposure to the Environment Beef, Pork, and Goat - All Products Eligible                                                               
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Poultry Fully-Cooked Without Subsequent Exposure to the Environment Chicken and Turkey - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Not Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Meat Beef, Pork, and Goat - All Products Eligible                               
Heat Treated - Not Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Poultry Chicken and Turkey - All Products Eligible 

APHIS Animal Disease Requirements for Mexico:

Beef imported from Mexico is subject to the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.18 or 9 CFR 94.19.

Mexico is considered free of Classical Swine Fever (CSF); however, imported Pork from Mexico is subject to animal health requirements in 9 CFR 94.32.

Currently, Mexico is under temporary prohibitions with regard to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Imported poultry from all states in Mexico are subject to animal health requirements in 9 CFR 94.6.  Imported raw poultry products are eligible and permitted only from APHIS-approved poultry processing establishments

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 Mexico’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