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Eligible Categories and Products: New Zealand

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

New Zealand 

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 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 Meat-Other (Sheep, Goat) Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible except Mechanically Separated and Advanced Meat Recovery Product (AMR)
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Beef Beef and Veal - All Products Eligible 
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Meat-Other (Sheep, Goat) Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible
Thermally Processed - Commercially Sterile Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Beef, Veal, Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated – Shelf Stable NRTE otherwise processed meat Beef, Veal, Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Dried Meat Beef, Veal, Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible 
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Fully-Cooked Meat Beef, Veal, Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible 
Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable RTE Meat Fully-Cooked Without Subsequent Exposure to the Environment Beef, Veal, Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible 
Not Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Salt Cured Meat Beef, Veal, Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Not Fully Cooked - Not Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Meat Beef, Veal, Goat, Lamb, and Mutton - All Products Eligible 

APHIS Animal Disease Requirements for New Zealand:

Beef and Veal imported from New Zealand is subjected to the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.18 or 9 CFR 94.19.

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 New Zealand’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