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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

MODEL CERTIFICATE FOR IMPORTS OF TREATED RAW MATERIALS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF GELATINE/COLLAGEN INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (TCG)

Facilities must be approved 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 approval and certificate.

Please note facilities exporting on this certificate must be listed on the EU’s TRACES website in the following
section (under “Food”): Section XIV/XV : Treated raw material for the production of gelatin and collagen (TCG) 

This list is available on the EU’s website at: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/sanco/traces/output/non_eu_listsPerCountry_en.htm

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 - August 2017 (pdf 121kb)

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 121kb)

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 121kb)

Bones of porcine, equine, 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 - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)    

Hides and skins of ruminant animals

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 121kb)

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 121kb)     

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)

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

    Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)      

Hides and skins of porcine or avian animals

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 121kb)      

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 121kb)  

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

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)   

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

    Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)     

Alternative treatment method

  • Ruminant-origin bones:

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)      

  • Ruminant-origin hides/skins:

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)   

  • Porcine or avian-origin hides/skins:

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 122kb)   

  • Fish skins:

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 121kb)    

Other (This version should be utilized when the line-outs in the above versions are not appropriate. To utilize this version, the inappropriate text must be lined out prior to endorsement.)

         Pdf - August 2017 (pdf 120kb)      

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