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Export Requirements for the Philippines

RP-77 (Jan 22, 2021)

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Eligible/Ineligible Products

  1. Eligible Products
    1. Meat and meat products. All beef, beef offals, and processed beef products are eligible for export to the Philippines regardless of production date. AMS Export Verification (EV) program requirements have been removed for these products.
    2. Poultry feet produced under sanitary conditions, but not eligible for the official inspection legend (previously referred to as the Hong Kong standard). See Processing Requirements.
    3. Poultry and poultry products,.except those listed under Ineligible Products.
  2. Ineligible Products
    1. Poultry and poultry products that are derived from birds from, processed, or slaughtered within Lincoln County, Tennessee on or after February 11, 2017 and before July 24, 2017 are ineligible for export to the Philippines unless heat treated in accordance with OIE Guideline 10.4.26 to destroy the AI virus.
    2. Poultry and poultry products that are derived from birds processed or slaughtered within Chesterfield County, South Carolina between March 19, 2020 and January 15, 2021 are ineligible for export to the Philippines unless heat processed according to the parameters listed below in Processing Requirements to destroy the AI virus. *

Labeling Requirements

  1. Poultry feet produced according to the procedures in Processing Requirements.
    1. Feet must be labeled accurately i.e., "chicken feet," "turkey feet," or "duck feet" and the label must include the statement: FOR EXPORT ONLY.
    2. The following must be printed on the shipping container:
      1. "Packed under sanitary supervision of USDA"
      2. the establishment number
      3. the name and address of the establishment or distributor, and
      4. the statement, "Product of USA".

        Note: Use of official inspection legend is prohibited.
  2. Labeling that reflects a previous country of destination other than the Philippines, e.g. a Russian language sticker, is prohibited as it will cause product to be detained.
  3. The production or slaughter date of beef product must be included on the product label.

Processing Requirements

  1. Poultry feet that do not bear the mark of inspection may be exported to the Philippines provided the establishment has procedures in place to remove and exclude from export poultry feet originating from condemned carcasses or poultry feet obviously unfit for human food. In addition, the following conditions must be met:
    1. Feet must be removed after dressed poultry receives final wash, before entering the evisceration room or immediately after transfer from picking to the eviscerating conveyor line.
    2. Feet must be handled sanitarily, packed in clean containers, and frozen promptly. Plant management shall cooperate in proper handling of this product and instruct plant employees to reject any feet obviously unfit for food. Feet from condemned carcasses or poultry feet obviously unfit for human food must be removed and excluded from export.
    3. Feet must be scaled and toenails removed.
    4. Plants in which feet are removed in the picking room must ensure that feet are not contaminated during collection.
    5. The hock joint areas must be observed for swellings and abnormalities that might affect product wholesomeness or product packaging operation.
    6. Feet shall be prepared and packed in shipping cartons in a separate room under sanitary conditions and refrigerated until frozen.
  2. Poultry products must be heat processed according to the following chart to be exempt from restrictions in Section B. Ineligible Products. *


    Core temperature (°C)


    Poultry meat


    507 seconds


    42 seconds


    3.5 seconds


    0.51 second

Documentation Requirements

All FSIS export certificates accompanying the product must be signed by a FSIS veterinarian. The veterinary degree (DVM or equivalent) must be indicated after the signature.

Certification Requirements

  1. Meat and meat products - Obtain FSIS form 9060-5 - Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
  2. Poultry and Poultry products – obtain FSIS Form 9060-5 - Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness.
  3. Poultry exported to the Philippines for further processing and subsequently exported to Japan - Obtain the FSIS Letterhead Certificate for the Export of Poultry Meat and Poultry Meat Products to the Philippines Intended for Re-Export to Japan [Note: statements 2-4 below may be verified by reviewing the list of active ineligibilities for poultry in the FSIS Export Library for Japan, "Poultry Requirements; B. Ineligible Products; 1. Specific state or zone restrictions:" section]:
  4. Poultry feet (produced according to the Processing Requirements section), oil sacs, and tongues - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Certificate of Wholesomeness.
    1. Special certification procedures
      2. The following statement should be entered in the "Remarks" section of the unchecked FSIS Form 9060-5 when the requirements in the Processing Requirements section are met:

        "This certifies that the poultry feet specified above come from birds that were subject to official ante-mortem inspection and handled in a sanitary manner while in FSIS inspected establishments, with verification by FSIS of plant processing requirements as defined by the Philippines to be fit for human consumption."

        Note: The procedures in the Processing Requirements section and the above documentation procedure is implemented by agreement and neither the procedure nor the above statement is applicable to other countries unless specified in the FSIS Export Library.
  5. Importers must apply for an import permit (a veterinary quarantine clearance) prior to importing product.

Plants Eligible to Export

All federally inspected establishments are eligible to export to the Philippines.


Last Modified Jan 22, 2021