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Export Requirements for Morocco

MO-18 (Oct 12, 2018)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products 

  1. Eligible
    1. Poultry and poultry-based meat products (except as indicated in the Ineligible section below)
  2. Ineligible
    1. Beef and beef products
    2. Poultry and poultry-based meat products not meeting the processing requirements for inactivation of avian influenza virus (as listed below under the Processing Requirements section, paragraph B), from zones with low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) as indicated below:
      1. Missouri:
        • Poultry and poultry-based meat products from birds originating from or slaughtered in the 10 km ineligible zone on the attached map in Jasper County slaughtered on or after March 3, 2018 but prior to July 30, 2018.
        • Poultry and poultry-based meat products from birds originating from or slaughtered in the 10 km ineligible zone on the attached map in Webster County slaughtered on or after March 15, 2018.
      2. California:
        • Poultry and poultry-based meat products from birds originating from or slaughtered in the 10 km ineligible zones on the attached map* on or after September 8, 2018. 
    3. Poultry and poultry-based meat products not meeting the processing requirements for inactivation of Newcastle Disease (as listed below under the Processing Requirements section, paragraph A), from zones with Newcastle Disease as indicated below:
      1. California:
        • Poultry and poultry-based meat products from birds originating from or slaughtered in the 25 km ineligible zone on the attached map on or after September 25, 2018.
           

Processing Requirements 

  1. Processed Poultry Products must meet the processing parameters outlined in the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code Article for Newcastle Disease for the inactivation of Newcastle Disease in meat, as shown below, if originating from birds from ineligible zones indicated in the Ineligible section above:
     
      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

     
  2. Processed Poultry Products must meet the processing parameters outlined in the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code Article for Avian Influenza Virus for the inactivation of the Avian Influenza viruses in meat, as shown below, if originating from birds from ineligible zones indicated in the Ineligible section above:
     
      Core Temperature(°C) Time
    Poultry meat 60.0 507 seconds
    65.0 42 seconds
    70.0 3.5 seconds
    73.9 0.51 second

Labeling Requirements 

  1. In addition to meeting all U.S. labeling requirements, products exported to Morocco must bear all additional Moroccan labeling requirements and exporters are to follow the specific requirements presented in the attached guideline document.

    Note: It is the exporter’s responsibility to ensure that all Moroccan labeling requirements have been met.
     
  2. The use of a single additional affixed foreign language sticker to declare Morocco-specific label elements is permitted in the principal display area. The product name on both the foreign language sticker and the FSIS label must match exactly.

    Note: FSIS advises exporters to work with their importers in Morocco to ensure that all Morocco-specific labeling requirements are met.

Documentation Requirements

Note: All certificates require the gross and net weights to be listed in metric units (e.g., kilograms).

  1. Certification Requirements
    1. Poultry and Poultry-based Meat Products
      1. Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness; and
      2. Obtain FSIS Letterhead Certificate for Poultry Meat and Poultry-Meat-Based Products to be Exported to the Kingdom of Morocco from the United States of America. See the guidelines for completing this certificate; and
      3. Exporters are required to obtain a hard copy of the signed official radiation letter issued through the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), which is to accompany all shipments exported to Morocco.
        1. To request this document, the exporter must contact FAS/Processed Products and Technical Regulations Division (PPTRD) via email at: pptrd@fas.usda.gov
        2. Exporters, please be advised of the following:
          1. More than one agricultural commodity can be included in one radiation letter.
          2. The name of the agricultural commodity must exactly match the other documents within the package of documents that will accompany the shipments (e.g., If FSIS Form 9060-5 and the bill of lading state, “Frozen Chicken Leg Quarters”, then the radiation letter should match exactly, “Frozen Chicken Leg Quarters”).
        3. Please note that this process can take approximately 3 business days to complete, including the shipping of the official hard copy radiation letter.
        4. The official hard copy signed letter issued by FAS must be presented by the exporter as part of the export certification package to the FSIS certifying official at the time of export certification and prior to FSIS signature on FSIS Form 9060-5 and FSIS letterhead certificate.

Other Requirements 

  1. The following requirements are the responsibility of the exporter; Morocco requires the exporter to use transportation containers equipped in a manner, including the use of a temperature recorder, to ensure that the set temperatures listed below are maintained throughout the duration of the carriage.
    1. For frozen poultry meat:
      1. The temperature of the products during transport must be maintained at or below -15°C
    2. For refrigerated products:
      1. The temperature of minced meat and preparations of minced meat during transport must be maintained at or between +2°C and the temperature of initial freezing of the product.
      2. The temperature of meat of poultry during transport must be maintained at or between +4°C and the temperature of initial freezing of the product.
      3. The temperature of meat products (excluding products stabilized by curing, smoking, drying or sterilization) during transport must be maintained at or between +6°C and the temperature of initial freezing of the product.
    Note: Shipments that fail to meet these requirements may be subject to rejection.

Plants Eligible to Export 

  1. All federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Information Regarding Halal Certification

The following is presented as information for the exporter. FSIS is not responsible for certifying that products intended for export to Muslim countries meet appropriate requirements for religious slaughter. Procedures for export certification do not include agency oversight of the Halal process or review of the authenticity of the Halal certificate.

Halal Slaughter Certification

Morocco will require that U.S. shipments of poultry and poultry products from the United States be accompanied by a certificate of Halal slaughter. The certificate is to state that animals were slaughtered according to Islamic Halal religious requirement.

Halal Packaging Requirements

Bulk packaging: The package will have a logo or be marked halal on the outside of the carton or box.
Retail Packaging: Each package must be individually wrapped and labeled with a logo or be marked halal on a label that is put in place by the original production facility.

Specific questions regarding Halal certification may be directed to the point of contact provided below:

National Food Safety Authority (Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des produits Alimentaires- ONSSA)
Food Control Division (Direction du Contrôle des Produits Alimentaires)
Phone: (+212) 537 676 505 or (+212) 537 676 506
Fax: (+212) 537 682 049
Address: Avenue hadj Ahmed Cherkaoui – Agdal- Rabat
E-mail: contact@onssa.gov.ma
Website: http://www.onssa.gov.ma/fr/contact

 

 

Last Modified Oct 12, 2018