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Commission Decision of 29 November 2007 laying down the animal and public health conditions and model certificates for imports of certain meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines for human consumption from third countries and repealing Decision 2005/432/EC (notified under document number C(2007) 5777) (Text with EEA relevance) (2007/777/EC)

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ANNEX IU.K.+E.U.

1.Meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines originating in the third countries or parts thereof referred to in Article 3(b)(i) of this Decision shall:U.K.+E.U.

(a)

contain meat eligible for import into the Community as fresh meat, as defined in point 1.10 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004; and

(b)

be derived from one or more of the species or animals which have undergone a non-specific treatment as set out in point A Part 4 of Annex II to this Decision.

2.Meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines originating in the third countries or parts thereof, as referred to in Article 3(b)(ii), shall comply with the conditions set out in (a), (b) or (c) of this point:U.K.+E.U.

(a)

the meat products and/or treated stomachs, bladders and intestines must:

(i)

contain meat and/or meat products derived from a single species or animal, as set out under the relevant column in Parts 2 and 3 of Annex II indicating the species or animal concerned; and

(ii)

have undergone at least the specific treatment required for meat of that species or animal, as set out in Part 4 of Annex II;

(b)

the meat products and/or treated stomachs, bladders and intestines must:

(i)

contain fresh, processed or partly processed meat of more than one species or animal, as set out under the relevant column of Parts 2 and 3 of Annex II which are mixed prior to undergoing their final treatment, as set out in Part 4 of Annex II; and

(ii)

have undergone the final treatment referred to in (i) that must be at least as severe as the most severe treatment set out in Part 4 of Annex II for meat of the species or animals concerned, as set out under the relevant column in Parts 2 and 3 of Annex II;

(c)

the final meat products and/or treated stomachs, bladders and intestines must:

(i)

be prepared by mixing previously treated meat or treated stomachs, bladders and intestines of more than one species or animal; and

(ii)

have undergone the previous treatment referred to in (i) that must have been at least as severe as the relevant treatment set out in Part 4 of Annex II for the species or animal concerned as set out under the relevant column in Parts 2 and 3 of Annex II for each meat component of the meat product and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines.

3.The treatments set out in Part 4 of Annex II shall constitute the minimum acceptable processing conditions for animal health purposes for meat products and stomachs, bladders and intestines derived from the relevant species or animal originating in the third countries or parts thereof listed in Annex II.U.K.+E.U.

However, in cases where import of offal is not authorised under Decision 79/542/EEC owing to Community animal health restrictions, it may be imported as a meat product or treated stomach, intestine or bladder or used in a meat product provided the relevant treatment referred to in Part 2 of Annex II is carried out and the Community public health requirements are fulfilled.

In addition, an establishment from a country listed in Annex II may be authorised to produce meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines that have undergone treatments B, C or D, as referred to in Part 4 of Annex II, even where that establishment is located in a third country or part thereof that is not authorised for imports into the Community of fresh meat under the condition that the Community public health requirements are fulfilled.

ANNEX IIU.K.+E.U.

[F1PART 1 U.K.+E.U. Regionalised territories for the countries listed in Parts 2 and 3

a

[F2The time period indicated by the closing and opening dates in columns 6A and 6B in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 ( OJ L 226, 23.8.2008, p. 1 ) for the respective territories must be taken into account for imports under this Decision.] ]

Country Territory Description of territory
ISO code Version
[F3Argentina AR 01/2004 Whole country
AR-1 02/2016 The territories defined in AR-1 and AR-3 in Part 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010
AR-2 02/2016 The territories defined in AR-2 in Part 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010
Brazil BR 01/2004 Whole country
BR-1 01/2005 States of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul
BR-2 02/2016 The territories defined in BR-1, BR-2, BR-3 and BR-4 in Part 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 206/2010
BR-3 01/2005 States of Goiás, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo
BR-4 01/2016 Distrito Federal, States of Acre, Rondônia, Pará, Tocantins, Maranhão, Piauí, Bahia, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas and Sergipe]
[F4Canada CA 01/2015 Whole country
CA-1 01/2015 Whole country of Canada, excluding the area CA-2
CA-2 01/2015 The territories of Canada described under CA-2 in column 3 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, subject to the dates referred to in columns 6A and 6B of that table]
China CN 01/2007 Whole country
CN-1 01/2007 Province of Shandong
Malaysia MY 01/2004 Whole country
MY-1 01/2004 Peninsular (Western) Malaysia only
Namibia NA 01/2005 Whole country
NA-1 01/2005 South of the cordon fences which extend from Palgrave Point in the west to Gam in the east
Russia RU 04/2012 Whole country
RU-1 04/2012 The whole country except the region of Kaliningrad
RU-2 04/2012 The region of Kaliningrad
[F5Ukraine UA 01/2016 Whole country
UA-1 01/2016 Whole country of Ukraine, excluding the area UA-2
UA-2 01/2016 The territories of Ukraine described under UA-2 in column 3 of the table in Part 1 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, subject to the dates referred to in columns 6A and 6B of that table]
[F6United States US 01/2015 Whole country
US-1 01/2015 Whole country of the United States, excluding the area US-2
US-2 01/2015 The territories of the United States described under US-2 in column 3 in Part 1 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008] a
South Africa ZA 01/2005 Whole country
ZA-1 01/2005

The whole country except:

the part of the foot-and-mouth disease control area situated in the veterinary regions of Mpumalanga and Northern provinces, the district of Ingwavuma in the veterinary region of Natal and in the border area with Botswana east of longitude 28°, and the district of Camperdown in the province of KwaZuluNatal.

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[F7PART 2 U.K.+E.U. Third countries or parts thereof from which the introduction of meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines into the Union is authorised (See Part 4 of this Annex for the interpretation of codes used in the table)

a

See Part 3 of this Annex for the minimum treatment requirements applicable to pasteurised meat products and biltong.

b

For meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines prepared from fresh meat obtained from animals slaughtered after 1 March 2002 .

c

[F1Only for transit through the Union.]

d

In accordance with the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products.

e

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; provisional code that does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country, which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place on this subject in the United Nations.

f

Not including Kosovo as defined by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999 .

g

[F8Hereafter understood as the State of Israel, excluding the territories under Israeli administration since June 1967, namely the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank.]

h

No certificate laid down and meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines containing meat of this species are not authorised.]

ISO code Country of origin or part thereof 1. Domestic bovine 2. Farmed cloven-hoofed game-(excluding swine) Domestic ovine/ caprine 1. Domestic porcine 2. Farmed cloven-hoofed game (swine) Domestic soliped 1. Poultry 2. Farmed feathered game (except ratites) Farmed ratites Domestic rabbit and farmed leporidae Wild cloven-hoofed game (excluding swine) Wild swine Wild soliped Wild leporidae (rabbits and hares) Wild game birds Wild land mamma-lian game (excluding ungulates, solipeds and leporidae)
AR Argentina AR C C C A A A A C C XXX A D XXX
Argentina AR-1 a C C C A A A A C C XXX A D XXX
Argentina AR-2 a A b A b C A A A A C C XXX A D XXX
AU Australia A A A A D D A A A XXX A D A
[F9BA Bosnia and Herzegovina A c XXX XXX XXX A XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX]
BH Bahrain B B B B XXX XXX A C C XXX A XXX XXX
BR Brazil XXX XXX XXX A D D A XXX XXX XXX A D XXX
Brazil BR-1 XXX XXX XXX A XXX A A XXX XXX XXX A A XXX
Brazil BR-2 C C C A D D A C XXX XXX A D XXX
Brazil BR-3 XXX XXX XXX A A XXX A XXX XXX XXX A D XXX
[F10Brazil BR-4 B XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX]
BW Botswana B B B B XXX A A B B A A XXX XXX
BY Belarus C C C B XXX XXX A C C XXX A XXX XXX
[F11CA Canada CA A A A A XXX XXX A A A XXX A XXX A
Canada CA-1 A A A A A A A A A XXX A A A
Canada CA-2 A A A A D D A A A XXX A D A]
CH Switzerland d
CL Chile A A A A A A A B B XXX A A XXX
CN China B B B B B B A B B XXX A B XXX
China CN-1 B B B B D B A B B XXX A B XXX
CO Colombia B B B B XXX A A B B XXX A XXX XXX
ET Ethiopia B B B B XXX XXX A B B XXX A XXX XXX
GL Greenland XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX A XXX XXX XXX A A A
HK Hong Kong B B B B D D A B B XXX A XXX XXX
[ F12 ]
[F13IL g Israel B B B B D D A B B XXX A D XXX]
IN India B B B B XXX XXX A B B XXX A XXX XXX
IS Iceland A A B A A A A A B XXX A A XXX
[F14JP Japan A XXX B XXX D XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX]
KE Kenya B B B B XXX XXX A B B XXX A XXX XXX
KR South Korea XXX XXX XXX XXX D D A XXX XXX XXX A D XXX
MA Morocco B B B B XXX XXX A B B XXX A XXX XXX
ME Montenegro A A D A D D A D D XXX A XXX XXX
MG Madagascar B B B B D D A B B XXX A D XXX
[F15MK former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia e A A B A A XXX A B B XXX A XXX XXX]
MU Mauritius B B B B XXX XXX A B B XXX A XXX XXX
[F16MX Mexico A D D A D D A D D XXX A D XXX]
MY Malaysia MY XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX
Malaysia MY-1 XXX XXX XXX XXX D D A XXX XXX XXX A D XXX
NA Namibia a B B B B D A A B B A A D XXX
NC New Caledonia A XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX A XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX
NZ New Zealand A A A A A A A A A XXX A A A
[F17PM Saint Pierre and Miquelon XXX XXX XXX XXX D XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX]
PY Paraguay C C C B XXX XXX A C C XXX A XXX XXX
RS Serbia f A A D A D D A D D XXX A XXX XXX
[F9RU Russia RU XXX XXX XXX XXX D XXX A C C XXX A XXX A

Russia c

RU-1

C C C B XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX

Russia

RU-2

C or D1 C or D1 C B XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX]
SG Singapore B B B B D D A B B XXX A XXX XXX
SZ Swaziland B B B B XXX XXX A B B A A XXX XXX
TH Thailand B B B B A A A B B XXX A D XXX
TN Tunisia C C B B A A A B B XXX A D XXX
TR Turkey XXX XXX XXX XXX D D A XXX XXX XXX A D XXX
[F18UA Ukraine UA XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX A XXX XXX XXX A XXX XXX
Ukraine UA-1 XXX XXX XXX XXX A A A XXX XXX XXX A A XXX
Ukraine UA-2 XXX XXX XXX XXX D D A XXX XXX XXX A D XXX]
[F19US United States US A A A A XXX XXX A A A XXX A XXX XXX
United States US-1 A A A A A A A A A XXX A A XXX
United States US-2 A A A A D D A A A XXX A D XXX]
UY Uruguay C C B A D A A XXX XXX XXX A D XXX
[F15ZA South Africa C C C A D D A C C A A D XXX]
[ F20 ]
[F15ZW Zimbabwe a C C B A D D A B B XXX A D XXX]

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[F21PART 3 U.K.+E.U. Third countries or parts thereof not authorised for certain species under the non-specific treatment regime (A) but from where imports into the Community of biltong/jerky and pasteurised meat products are authorised

XXX

No certificate laid down and imports into the Community of biltong/jerky and pasteurised meat products are not authorised unless the country is authorised in Part 2 for treatment A for the relevant species.]

ISO code Country of origin or part thereof 1. Domestic bovine 2. Farmed cloven-hoofed game (excluding swine) Domestic ovine/caprine 1. Domestic porcine 2. Farmed cloven-hoofed game (swine) Domestic soliped 1. Poultry 2. Farmed feathered game Ratites Domestic rabbit and farmed leporidae Wild cloven-hoofed game (excluding swine) Wild swine Wild soliped Wild leporidae (rabbits and hares) Wild game birds Wild land mammalian game (excluding ungulates, solipeds and leporidae)
AR Argentina — AR F F XXX XXX XXX XXX A XXX XXX XXX A XXX XXX
[F22BR Brazil BR-2 E or F XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX]
NA Namibia XXX XXX XXX XXX E E A XXX XXX A A E XXX
Namibia NA-1 E E XXX XXX E E A XXX XXX A A E
UY Uruguay E XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX XXX
[F15ZA South Africa XXX XXX XXX XXX D D A XXX XXX A A D XXX
South Africa ZA-1 E E XXX XXX D D A E XXX A A D XXX]
[F15ZW Zimbabwe XXX XXX XXX XXX D D A XXX XXX E A D XXX]

PART 4U.K.+E.U.Interpretation of codes used in tables in parts 2 and 3

TREATMENTS REFERRED TO IN ANNEX IU.K.+E.U.

Non-specific treatment:

A

=

No minimum specified temperature or other treatment is established for animal health purposes for meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines. However, the meat of such meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines must have undergone a treatment such that its cut surface shows that it no longer has the characteristics of fresh meat and the fresh meat used must also satisfy the animal health rules applicable to exports of fresh meat into the Community.

Specific treatments listed in descending order of severity:

B

=

Treatment in a hermetically sealed container to an Fo value of three or more.

C

=

A minimum temperature of 80 °C which must be reached throughout the meat and/or stomachs, bladders and intestines during the processing of the meat product and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines.

D

=

A minimum temperature of 70 °C which must be reached throughout the meat and/or stomachs, bladders and intestines during the processing of meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines, or for raw ham, a treatment consisting of natural fermentation and maturation of not less than nine months and resulting in the following characteristics:

  • Aw value of not more than 0,93,

  • pH value of not more than 6,0.

[F23D1

=

Thorough cooking of meat, previously deboned and defatted, subjected to heating so that an internal temperature of 70 °C or greater is maintained for a minimum of 30 minutes.]

E

=

In the case of ‘biltong’-type products, a treatment to achieve:

  • Aw value of not more than 0,93,

  • pH value of not more than 6,0.

F

=

A heat treatment ensuring that a centre temperature of at least 65 °C is reached for a period of time as necessary to achieve a pasteurisation value (pv) equal to or above 40.

[F24ANNEX III U.K.+E.U. Model animal health and public health certificate for certain meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines intended for consignment to the European Union from third countries]

ANNEX IVU.K.+E.U.(Transit and/or storage)

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