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Eligible Categories and Products: Uruguay

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

Uruguay 

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); Finely Textured Beef (FTB); Partially Defatted Chopped Beef (PDCB); Partially Defatted Beef Fatty Tissue (PDBFT); and Low Temperature Rendered Product
Raw - Non Intact Raw Ground, Comminuted, or Otherwise Non-Intact Other (Sheep, Goat) Lamb and Mutton - All Products Eligible except Mechanically Separated and Advanced Meat Recovery Product (AMR)
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Beef Beef - All Products Eligible  except Cheek Meat, Head Meat, Heart Meat, and Weasand Meat
Raw - Intact Raw Intact Meat-Other (Sheep, Goat) Lamb and Mutton - All Products Eligible 
Thermally Processed - Commercially Sterile Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Beef - All Products Eligible 
Not Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Acidified/Fermented Meat (without cooking) Beef - All Products Eligible 
Not Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Dried Meat Beef - All Products Eligible 
Not Heat Treated - Shelf Stable  RTE Salt-Cured Meat Beef - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable NRTE Otherwise Processed Meat Beef - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Acidified/Fermented Meat (without cooking) Beef - All Products Eligible 
Heat Treated - Shelf Stable RTE Dried meat Beef - All Products Eligible 
Fully Cooked – Not Shelf Stable  RTE Fully-Cooked Meat  Beef - All Products Eligible 
Fully Cooked – Not Shelf Stable  RTE Meat Fully-Cooked Without Subsequent Exposure to the Environment  Beef - All Products Eligible 
Product with Secondary Inhibitors - Not Shelf Stable  RTE Salt-Cured Meat  Beef - All Products Eligible 

APHIS Animal Disease Requirements for Uruguay:

Beef imported from Uruguay is subjected to Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.29 or 9 CFR 94.4 and the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.18 or 9 CFR 94.19.

Lamb and Mutton imported from Uruguay are subjected to Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) requirements specified in 9 CFR 94.29.

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 Uruguay’s Certified Establishment List

 

Last Modified Oct 09, 2020