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Commission Decision of 6 November 2007 concerning certain protection measures against foot-and-mouth disease in Cyprus (notified under document number C(2007) 5452) (Text with EEA relevance) (2007/718/EC)

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Article 9Certification

1.Where reference is made to this paragraph, the competent authorities of Cyprus shall ensure that the commercial document required by Community legislation for intra-Community trade is endorsed by the attachment of a copy of an official certificate stating that:

(a)

the products concerned have been produced:

(i)

in a production process that has been audited and found in compliance with the appropriate requirements in Community animal health legislation and suitable to destroy the foot-and-mouth disease virus; or

(ii)

from preprocessed materials which had been certified accordingly; and

(b)

provisions are in place to avoid possible re-contamination with the foot-and-mouth disease virus after treatment.

Such certification of the production process shall bear a reference to this Decision, shall be valid for 30 days, shall state the expiry date and shall be renewable after inspection of the establishment.

2.In case of products for retail sale to the final consumer, the competent authorities of Cyprus may authorise consolidated consignments of animal products other than fresh meat, minced meat, mechanically separated meat and meat preparations, each of which is eligible for dispatch in accordance with this Decision, to be accompanied by a commercial document endorsed by the attachment of a copy of an official veterinary certificate confirming that:

(a)

the premises of dispatch have in place a system to ensure that goods can only be dispatched if they are traceable to documentary evidence of compliance with this Decision; and

(b)

the system referred to in (a) has been audited and found satisfactory.

Such certification of the traceability system shall bear a reference to this Decision, shall be valid for 30 days, shall state the expiry date and shall be renewable only after the establishment had been audited with satisfactory results.

The competent authorities of Cyprus shall communicate to the other Member States and the Commission the list of establishments which they have approved for the purpose of application of this paragraph.

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