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Export Requirements for Ecuador

EC-49 (Sep 28, 2018)


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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible
    1. Pork Casings.
    2. Pork and pork products.
    3. Fresh and frozen poultry meat and non heat treated (raw) poultry meat products except as indicated in the Ineligible Section B below.
    4. Thermally Processed - Commercially Sterile Processed Poultry meat and poultry meat products (fully cooked heat treated products in accordance with OIE guidelines (Article 10.9.21, 2017 manual) for inactivation of Newcastle Disease virus).*
    5. Beef and beef products, including offal, must be derived from animals that are born and raised in the U.S.; or legally imported from Mexico. Cattle which are legally imported from Canada must reside in the U.S. for at least 60 days prior to slaughter.

      Eligible offal products include:  heart, liver, stomachs, rumen, reticulum, omasum, abomasum, brain, head, head meat, cheek meat, lips, spleen, aorta, salivary glands, trachea, tongue, sweetbreads ( thymus), kidneys, pancreas glands, large and small intestine, testicles, penis, tail, Achilles tendon, posterior band, woven tunic, skirt nerve, flexor tendon, bone marrow and feet).

      Additional information about the EV program and a list of EV approved establishments can be obtained from AMS' Web site.

      If FSIS inspection personnel become aware of concerns that an AMS approved EV establishment is not properly executing its EV program, 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. Product type, product code, and quantity of product
      2. Date of production, lot number, and shift
      3. Date and nature of observation
      4. Name of country product is intended for export
      5. Export certificate number (if applicable)
      6. Any other information to verify claim
      7. Name of inspection official
  2. Ineligible Products
    1. Fresh /frozen poultry and poultry meat products derived from birds originating from, slaughtered or processed in the following locations within the specified dates:
      1. Alabama 
        1. Cullman County on or after March 21, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017, 
        2. Jackson County on or after March 15, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017, 
        3. Lauderdale County on or after March 20 and on or before August 11, 2017, 
        4. Madison County on or after March 10, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017, 
        5. Pickens County on or after March 16, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017, 
      2. California
        1. Los Angeles County on or after Setptember 25, 2018.*
      3. Kentucky 
        1. Christian County on or after March 17, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017, 
      4. Tennessee 
        1. Giles County on or after March 8, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017. 
        2. Lincoln County on or after March 4, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017. 
      5. Wisconsin 
        1. Barron County on or before March 4, 2017 and on or before August 11, 2017.

      Processing Requirements*

      1. Procedures for the inactivation of Newcastle disease virus in poultry meat:* 

        Article 10.9.21. http://www.oie.int/index.php?id=169&L=0&htmfile=chapitre_nd.htm
        The following times for industry standard temperatures are suitable for the inactivation of ND virus present in meat.
         
          Core temperature (°C) Time
        Poultry Meat 65.0 39.8 seconds
        70.0 3.6 seconds
        74.0 0.5 second
        80.0 0.03 second


        The listed temperatures are indicative of a range that achieves a 7-log kill. Where scientifically documented, variances from these times and temperatures may also be suitable when they achieve the inactivation of the virus.

      Documentation Requirements

      All FSIS export certificates can be signed by an FSIS veterinarian or inspector.

      1. Pork casings
        1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-7, Animal Casing Export Certificate for Countries requiring Ante-mortem, Post-mortem and Fit for Human Consumption Statements.
      2. Pork and pork products
        1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
      3. Fresh and frozen poultry meat and non heat treated poultry meat products
        1. Obtain and complete FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and the FSIS Letterhead Certificate for the Export of Fresh and Frozen Poultry Meat and Poultry Products from the United States to Ecuador.
      4. Thermally Processed - Commercially Sterile (heat treated) poultry meat and poultry meat products
        1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
      5. Beef and beef  products
        1. For beef and beef products - obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and an FSIS Letterhead Certificate for the Import of Beef and Beef Products into Ecuador.
        2. For beef offals - obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and an FSIS Letterhead Certificate for the Import of Fresh, Chilled or Frozen Bovine By-Products or Offals from the United States of America to Ecuador.


      Other Requirements for Casings

      It is the responsibility of the exporter to seal containers (transportation containers, cartons, boxes, or barrels) in such a manner as to be tamper-proof prior to removal by the animal health authority in Ecuador. Also, containers must be washed and disinfected and maintained at the appropriate temperature to transport the product.

      Plants Eligible to Export

      All U.S. federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to Ecuador. However, beef and beef products must originate from an AMS EV approved establishment.
       

       

 

Last Modified Oct 01, 2018