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European Union (EU) - Animal Products FOR Human Consumption - Treated Animal Byproducts for the production in the EU of gelatin and/or collagen for human consumption

CHAPTER 44 MODEL ANIMAL HEALTH/OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE FOR THE ENTRY INTO THE UNION OF TREATED RAW MATERIALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF GELATINE AND COLLAGEN INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (MODEL TCG)

This certificate may only be utilized if dated on or before June 15, 2022, and if the certified consignment will clear into the EU prior to September 15, 2022.

The “Annex III: MODEL CERTIFICATE FOR THE TRANSIT THROUGH THE UNION, IMMEDIATE TRANSIT OR AFTER STORAGE, FOR RAW MATERIALS OR TREATED RAW MATERIALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF GELATINE/COLLAGEN FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION”  previously available for consignments transiting the European Union (EU) is no longer accepted by the EU.  The “CHAPTER 44 MODEL ANIMAL HEALTH/OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE FOR THE ENTRY INTO THE UNION OF TREATED RAW MATERIALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF GELATINE AND COLLAGEN INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (MODEL TCG)” is now required whether the consignment is:

  • Being imported into the EU (i.e., a “for internal use” shipment); or
  • Transiting (without storage) the EU; and
  • Transiting (with storage) the EU. 

Facilities must be listed by APHIS for this certificate prior to endorsement of the certificate.   Please contact your  Veterinary Services service center for details on how to request required listing and certificate.

Please note facilities exporting on this certificate must not only be listed as eligible on the internal APHIS database but also be listed on the EU’s TRACES-NT website in the “TCG Treated raw material for the production of gelatine and collagen (TCG)” section, which is available on the EU’s website:

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/tracesnt/directory/publication/establishment/index#!/search?sort=country.translation

General Guidance for the Completion of Part I of the RCG and TCG - April 2022 (pdf 1.02mb)

Select the appropriate version of the certificate based upon the source materials and the processing method utilized.

Bones of bovine, ovine, or caprine animals

  • Crushed to pieces of approximately 15 mm and degreased with hot water at a temperature of minimum 70°C for at least 30 minutes, minimum 80°C for at least 15 minutes, or minimum 90°C for at least 10 minutes, and then separated and subsequently washed and dried for at least 20 minutes in a stream of hot air with an initial temperature of minimum 350˚C, or for 15 minutes in a stream of hot air with an initial temperature of more than 700°C: 

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 254kb)

 

  • Sun-dried for a minimum of 42 days at an average temperature of at least 20˚C:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 259kb)

 

  • Acid treatment such that the pH is maintained at less than 6 to the core for at least one hour before drying:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 259kb)

 

Bones of porcine or avian animals

  • Crushed to pieces of approximately 15 mm and degreased with hot water at a temperature of minimum 70°C for at least 30 minutes, minimum 80°C for at least 15 minutes, or minimum 90°C for at least 10 minutes, and then separated and subsequently washed and dried for at least 20 minutes in a stream of hot air with an initial temperature of minimum 350˚C, or for 15 minutes in a stream of hot air with an initial temperature of more than 700°C:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 256kb)

 

  • Sun-dried for a minimum of 42 days at an average temperature of at least 20˚C:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 256kb)

 

  • Acid treatment such that the pH is maintained at less than 6 to the core for at least one hour before drying:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 248KB)

 

Hides and skins of ruminant, porcine, or avian animals

  • Alkali treatment which ensures a PH>12 to the core followed by salting for at least seven days: 

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 249kb)

 

  • Dried for at least 42 days at a temperature of at least 20°C:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 249kb)

 

  • Acid treatment that provides at least a pH of less than 5 to the core for a minimum of one hour:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 249kb)

 

  • Alkali treatment which ensures a pH > 12 to the core for at least 8 hours:

        Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 249kb)

    

Alternative treatment method

  • Bones from bovine, ovine, or caprine animals:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 248kb)

 

  • Bones from porcine, avian, or ruminant (other than bovine, ovine, and caprine) animals:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 248kb)

 

  • Hides from porcine, avian, or ruminant animals:

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 248kb)

 

  • Fish skins and/or bones

         Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 248kb)

 

Other (These version should be utilized when the line-outs in the above versions are not appropriate.
To utilize these versions, in addition to filling in the fillable areas, the inappropriate text must be lined out prior to endorsement.)

  • Dispatch (other)

 Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 260kb)

 

  • Transit without storage (other than fish-origin)  

          Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 248kb)

  • Transit with storage (other than fish-origin)

Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 256kb)

  •  Transit without storage (fish-origin)

 Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 250kb)

  •  Transit with storage (fish-origin)

 Pdf - January 2022 (pdf 259kb)

  

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