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International Animal Product Export Regulations

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Notice

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these regulations for exporting animals or animal products to a foreign country, you should contact the APHIS-VS Area Office in the State from which the animals or products will be exported.


Milk and Milk-Based Products to the European Union for Livestock Feed

Colostrum and colostrum products:
APHIS cannot endorse certificates for exports of colostrum or products derived from colostrum to the European Union (EU). The EU has certification requirements for these products that cannot be endorsed by APHIS. APHIS has asked the EU to modify these requirements for products intended for animal consumption, and discussions are ongoing. Exception: Colostrum (intended and labeled for consumption by pet animals not including livestock species or horses) may be included in certain pet foods produced and exported under the Chapter 3(A) or Chapter 3(B) Health Certificates. For information on these certificates, please go back to the previous page and select the pertinent pet food links.

Ovine/Caprine (Sheep/Goat) milk products for feeding to ruminants:
The EU requires certification for these materials (if imported for feeding to ruminant animals) that is not available for U.S.-origin materials. At this time, ovine/caprine-origin dairy products are ineligible for export to the EU for use in feed for ruminants.

Chapter 2(A) Health Certificate for Commodities (Not including ovine/caprine materials for feeding to ruminants nor any colostrum):

The below certificates are for materials that are milk-based and packaged in new containers.  For other materials, please go to the bottom and select the “other” options.

Milk-based products other than whey and derivatives of whey:

  • Products treated with "high temperature short time pasteurization" in combination with the following second treatment

    • Subsequent second high temperature short time pasteurization

    - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
    - Transit EU

    • Subsequent drying process of 72C or higher

    - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
    - Transit EU

    • Subsequent pH reduction to a pH less than 6

    - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
    - Transit EU

    • Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before shipping

    - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 59kb)
    - Transit EU

    • Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before arrival to the EU

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 59kb)
      - Transit EU - Novembe 2011

    • Subsequent sterilization at a level of at least Fo3

    - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
    - Transit EU

  • Products treated with "ultra high temperature treatment at 132C for one second" in combination with the following second treatment

    • Subsequent drying process of 72C or higher

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent pH reduction to a pH less than 6

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 59kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before shipping

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before arrival to the EU

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 59kb)
      - Transit EU

Whey and derivatives of whey that have been subjected to a single heat treatment ar least 21 days prior to export:

  • Products treated with "high temperature short time pasteurization" in combination with the following second treatment

    • Subsequent second high temperature short time pasteurization

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent drying process of 72C or higher

      - Dispatch to EU - November 211 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent pH reduction to a pH less than 6

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before shipping

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before arrival to the EU

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent sterilization at a level of at least Fo3

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU
  • Products treated with “ultra high temperature treatment at 132C for one second” in combination with the following second treatment

    • Subsequent drying process of 72C or higher

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent pH reduction to a pH less than 6

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before shipping

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

    • Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before arrival to the EU

      - Dispatch to EU - November 2011 (pdf 58kb)
      - Transit EU

Other – Utilize the below certificates when none of the above situations are appropriate. When these are utilized all applicable line-outs must be made prior to submission of the certificate to APHIS for endorsement. This includes, but is not limited to, the requirement to specify in section II whether the product certified is “milk,” “milk-based,” or “milk-derived.”  EU authorities have declined to provide definitions for these terms in the context of these certificates.  Therefore, exporters should have their importers verify with the pertinent EU border inspection post (BIP) through which the consignment is expected to enter the EU prior to export to confirm the terminology the BIP expects in this section. 


 

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Last Modified: March 20, 2012