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Export Requirements for Barbados

BAR-65 (Sep 10, 2018)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible Products
    1. All fresh, frozen or chilled beef and beef products (beef products include offal, variety meats and processed beef).
    2. Imported meat or poultry products, not further processed in the U.S., may be exported to Barbados.
    3. Fresh/frozen and cooked poultry meat products.
    4. Fresh/frozen and Cooked Pork and Pork Products - Fresh/frozen and cooked pork  and pork products exported to Barbados  must have either undergone a Trichinae mitigation processes in accordance with the FSIS Compliance Guideline for the Prevention and Control of Trichinella and Other Parasitic Hazards in Pork and Products Containing Pork, or another process that guarantees the destruction of the parasite Trichinella spiralis, be derived from carcasses that have tested negative for trichinosis, or derived from swine and swine enterprise that are certified participants in the National Pork Board’s Pork Quality Assurance (PQAPlus) program.  Establishment’s presenting pork or pork products for export certification under a PQAPlus program  must produce the product under either the AMS PQAPlus Pork EV program for Barbados or the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) PQAPlus Pork Sourcing Verification Program (APHIS PSVP).
      1.  AMS PQAPlus Pork EV Program:

        Information about the AMS PQAPlus Pork EV program for Barbados and a list of EV approved establishments can be obtained from AMS' Web site.

        The unique product identification system can be accessed by authorized FSIS inspection personnel from FSIS' Intranet site. Details of the Export Verification program can be accessed from the Export Verification (EV) Programs Additional Requirements page on the AMS' Web site.

        If FSIS inspection personnel become aware of concerns that an AMS approved EV establishment is not properly executing its EV program, export certification should not be issued for the product in question and AMS should be notified at QAD.AuditService@ams.usda.gov. Inspection personnel should include their immediate supervisor on messages to AMS. The following information should be included in the message:
        1. Establishment name, address, and establishment number
        2. Product type, product code, and quantity of product
        3. Date of production, lot number, and shift
        4. Date and nature of observation
        5. Name of country product is intended for export
        6. Export certificate number (if applicable)
        7. Any other information to verify claim
        8. Name of inspection official
      2. APHIS PQAPlus Pork Sourcing Verification Program (APHIS PSVP):

        Information about the APHIS  PSVP  and a list of Participating FSIS Establishmentsis available on the APHIS website.  FSIS inspection program personnel are to verify that each consignment presented for export under this verification program was produced in compliance with the establishment’s APHIS  PSVP approval and the establishment, and  source establishment if purchased from another supplier, is listed on the Participating FSIS Establishments list. The establishment must provide supporting documentation to verify the product was produced in compliance with the APHIS PSVP program, was properly segregated throughout production and storage, and the producing and exporting establishment are on the Participating FSIS Establishments list.

        FSIS inspection program personnel must have access to the APHIS PSVP written program and records at all times upon request. If FSIS inspection personnel become aware that an establishment is not properly following the written APHIS PSVP, export certification should not be issued for the consignment(s) in question and the inspector will follow Dir. 9000.1 and document their observations with an MOI issued to the establishment and copy their supervisory chain. The District Office will notify the local APHIS Veterinary Center and the Import/Export Policy Development Staff (IEPDS) at import/export programs@fsis.usda.gov. The following information should be included in the message:
        1. Establishment name, address, and establishment number
        2. Product type, product code, and quantity of product
        3. Date of production, lot number, and shift
        4. Date and nature of observation
        5. Name of country product is intended for export
        6. Export certificate number (if applicable)
        7. Any other information to verify claim
        8. Name of inspection official
    5. Wild Boar.

     B.  Ineligible Products

    1. Fresh/Frozen poultry and poultry products derived from birds originating from or slaughtered within:
      1. California
        1. Los Angeles County within the zone (50 kilometer radius) shown on the attached map, on or after May 17, 2018 to on or before August 20, 2018 (reference map for relevant zone and applicable date).
        2. Los Angeles County within the zone (50 kilometer radius) shown on the attached map, on or after July 18, 2018 (reference map for relevant zone and applicable date).*
        3. Riverside County shown on the attached map on or after June 30, 2018 (reference map for relevant zone and applicable date). *
        4. San Bernardino County shown on the attached map (reference map for relevant zone and applicable date). *
          1. On or after May 24, 2018;
          2. On or after May 26, 2018;
          3. On or after June 20, 2018;
          4. On or after June 30, 2018;
          5. On or after July 18, 2018;
          6. On or after July 24, 2018;
          7. On or after July 25, 2018;
          8. On or after July 27, 2018;
          9. On or after August 1, 2018; and
          10. On or after August 8, 2018 are ineligible for export to Barbados.
        5. Ventura County shown on the attached map on or after August 15, 2018 (reference map for relevant zone and applicable date). *
      2. Indiana
        1. Dubois County in the State of Indiana on or after January 15, 2016 and before April 22, 2016 are ineligible for export.
      3. Tennessee
          1. Lincoln County in the State of Tennessee on or after March 4, 2017 and before August 11, 2017 are ineligible for export.

Documentation Requirements

Export Certification documents FSIS form 9060-5 and accompanying letterhead certificates require the signature of an FSIS official veterinarian.

  1. Beef and Beef Products – All export consignments of beef and beef products must be accompanied by FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness. In addition, the following statements must be typed in the “Remarks” section of FSIS Form 9060-5 or on the FSIS Letterhead Certificate for Export of Beef and Beef Products to Barbados.
    1. The United States is recognized by the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) as a country free from Foot and Mouth Disease and Rinderpest.
    2. The United States is recognized by the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) as having a Negligible Risk for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in accordance with the pertinent chapter of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code.
    3. The product was obtained from animals of U.S. origin or from animals and/or products that were legally imported in accordance with U.S. import requirements.
    4. The cattle from which the fresh meat products destined for export were derived were not subjected to a stunning process, prior to slaughter, with a device injecting compressed air or gas into the cranial cavity, or to a pithing process.
    5.  
  2. Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products (fresh/frozen and cooked)- All export consignments of fresh/frozen and cooked poultry meat and poultry meat products must be accompanied by FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness. In addition, the following statements should be typed in the "Remarks" section of FSIS Form 9060-5:

    For fresh/frozen poultry meat

    "There have been no outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (fowl plague) for at least 90 days in the region where the birds were produced or slaughtered. Further, in the region where the birds were produced or slaughtered (such an region being within a minimum radius of 50 kilometers from the production farm), neither Newcastle disease, fowl cholera nor any other serious infectious fowl disease as recognized by the government of the United States, has occurred for at least 90 days."

    For cooked poultry meat
    1. The poultry meat was not derived from birds slaughtered in the context of an avian influenza or other disease control or eradication program;
    2. The poultry meat has been subjected to a heat treatment such that the middle of the product reached a temperature of at least 72 degrees Celsius; and
    3. The poultry meat product was handled in such a manner that any possibility of contamination of the product by unprocessed poultry material after the heat process, either directly or indirectly, was prevented.
  3. Pork and Pork Products (Fresh/Frozen and Cooked) – All export consignments of fresh/frozen and cooked pork and pork products must be accompanied by FSIS form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness. In addition, the following statements must be typed in the “Remarks” section of the FSIS form 9060-5 or on the FSIS Letterhead Certificate for export of Fresh/frozen and cooked pork and pork products to Barbados.

    For fresh/frozen pork and pork meat products
    1. African swine fever, foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever, and swine vesicular disease have not occurred in the United States of America during the last twelve (12) months.
    2. The pork and pork products were not derived from swine slaughtered in the context of any disease control or eradication program.
    3. The pork and pork products were derived from swine of U.S. origin and/or the swine or pork products were legally imported in accordance with U.S. import requirements.
    4. Either:
      1. The products originated from swine tested at slaughter for trichinae in an official laboratory with negative results; or,
      2. the pork was subjected to a freezing process or other process that guarantees  the destruction of the parasite (Trichinella spiralis); or
      3. The pork was derived from swine and swine enterprises that are subject to surveillance conducted in the United States, have a minimal risk for infection from Trichinella spp, and comply with pork quality assurance programs (PQAPlus) that address product wholesomeness and biosecurity as verified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
    Note: The establishment must have an acceptable control program to identify and segregate pork found to be trichinae-free by testing, treatment, or eligible by participation in the PQAPlus program through the supply chain to export.

    Note: Laboratories used to conduct the analysis must participate in the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Laboratory Approval Program (LAP) for Exports for Trichinae Analysis. Information about the program can be obtained from AMS' website.

    For cooked pork and pork products
    1. The pork and pork products were not derived from swine slaughtered in the context of any disease control or eradication program.
    2. The pork and pork products were derived from swine of U.S. origin and/or the swine or pork products that were legally imported in accordance with U.S. import requirements.
    3. The pork and pork products have been subjected to a heat treatment process to eliminate salmonella. 
    4. The pork and pork product was handled in such a manner that any possibility of contamination of the product by unprocessed pork material after the heat process, either directly or indirectly, was prevented.
  4. Wild Boar - All export consignments of wild boar must be accompanied by FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness. In addition, the following statements must be typed in the “Remarks” section of FSIS Form 9060-5 or typed on a FSIS Letterhead Certificate:
    1. African Swine Fever, Foot and Mouth Disease, Hog Cholera, Rinderpest and Swine Vesicular Disease have not occurred in the United States of America during the last twelve (12) months.
    2. The products were derived from animals that passed veterinary ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection at the time of slaughter.
    3. The products originate from a USDA inspected slaughter establishment that slaughters animals for human consumption.
    4. The products are sound and fit for human consumption.
    5. The products originated from pigs tested at slaughter for trichinae in an official laboratory with negative results or, alternatively, the meat underwent treatment to destroy trichina according to one of the methods described in 9 CFR 318.10.
    6.  
  5. Imported meat or poultry meat or their products, not further processed in the U.S., obtain FSIS Form 9060-5.  The foreign establishment number(s) on the immediate label(s) of the product should be indicated on FSIS Form 9060-5 in the “Est/Plant Number of Product” column, corresponding to the appropriate “Product as Labeled” entry.  A copy of the original foreign health certificate that was presented upon import into the U.S. must accompany the exported consignment.  In addition, the following statement should be typed in the “Remarks” section of FSIS Form 9060-5:

    The meat or poultry or their products were legally imported into the United States in accordance with U.S. import procedures for meat and poultry products.

Note to exporter: Barbados requires importers to obtain a valid permit prior to import.  Products to be imported must be approved by the Barbados Ministry of Agriculture.  Exporters should work with importers in Barbados to ensure a valid import permit has been obtained prior to all shipments.

Other Requirements

  1. For fresh/frozen poultry meat. If the poultry product transits a third country between leaving the United States and entering Barbados, pre-approval must be obtained by the importer of the product from the Veterinary Services/Barbados. In addition, the container must be sealed with an official USDA seal and the seal number must be indicated in the "Remarks" section of the FSIS Form 9060-5.


Plants Eligible to Export

All USDA federally inspected plants are eligible to export to Barbados.

 

Last Modified Sep 10, 2018