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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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

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 farmed animals (other than fur bearing animals such as mink): 
The EU requires certification for these materials (if imported for feeding to farmed animals other than fur bearing animals such as mink) 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 farmed animals (other than fur bearing animals such as mink).

Chapter 2(A) Health Certificate for Commodities (Not including ovine/caprine materials for feeding to farmed animals [other than fur bearing animals such as mink] 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.

Please select the appropriate certificate below based upon the milk-origin ingredients included in the product(s) to be exported, and the processing method(s) utilized:

  1. Milk-based products other than whey and derivatives of whey:
  1. Products treated with "high temperature short time pasteurization" in combination with the following second treatment
  1. Subsequent second high temperature short time pasteurization
  1. Subsequent drying process of 72C or higher
  1. Subsequent pH reduction to a pH less than 6
  1. Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before shipping
  1. Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before arrival to the EU
  1. Subsequent sterilization at a level of at least Fo3
  1. Products treated with "ultra high temperature treatment at 132C for one second" in combination with the following second treatment

  1. Subsequent drying process of 72C or higher

     2. Subsequent pH reduction to a pH less than 6

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

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

II. Whey and derivatives of whey where whey was produced at least 21 days prior to export:

  1. Products treated with "high temperature short time pasteurization" in combination with the following second treatment
  1. Subsequent second high temperature short time pasteurization
  1. Subsequent drying process of 72C or higher
  1. Subsequent pH reduction to a pH less than 6
  1. Subsequent verification of production in the U.S. at least 21 days before shipping

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

     6. Subsequent sterilization at a level of at least Fo3

  1. Products treated with “ultra high temperature treatment at 132C for one second” in combination with the following second treatment

     1. Subsequent drying process of 72C or higher

  1. Subsequent pH reduction to a pH less than 6

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

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

III. Other – Utilize the below certificates when none of the above situations are appropriate.

When these are utilized all applicable line-outs must be made and where appropriate accurate information filled in prior to submission of the certificate to APHIS for endorsement.

 


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