Sanitary requirements for Imports of Raw Materials for the production of Gelatine and Collagen intended for Human Consumption from Canada to the European Union
HA2116 (Amended 2017-07-01)

  • [bones, hides and skins of domestic and farmed ruminant animals, pigs and poultry and tendons and sinews described above are derived from animals which were slaughtered in a slaughterhouse and the carcasses of which were found fit for human consumption following ante- and post-mortem inspection,]

and/or

  • [wild game hides, skins and bones described above are derived from killed animals whose carcasses have been found fit for human consumption following post-mortem inspection,]

and/or

  • [fish skins and bones described above are derived from plants manufacturing fishery products for human consumption authorised for export,]

and, if of bovine, ovine and caprine animal origin,

  • they have been derived from animals which passed ante mortem and post mortem inspections,

and, except for hides and skins of ruminants,

either

  • [they come from a country or a region classified in accordance with Decision 2007/453/EC of 29 June 2007 establishing the BSE status of Member States or third countries or regions thereof according to their BSE risk (OJ L 172, 30.6.2007, p. 84) as a country or region posing a negligible BSE risk;
  • they do not contain and are not derived from specified risk material as defined in point 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (OJ L 147, 31.5.2001, p. 1);
  • they do not contain and are not derived from mechanically separated meat obtained from bones of bovine, ovine or caprine animals, except for raw materials derived from animals that were born, continuously reared and slaughtered in a country or region classified in accordance with Decision 2007/453/EC as a country or region posing a negligible BSE risk in which there has been no BSE indigenous cases;
  • the animals, from which the raw materials are derived, were not slaughtered after stunning by means of gas injected into the cranial cavity or killed by the same method or slaughtered by laceration after stunning of central nervous tissue by means of an elongated rod-shaped instrument introduced into the cranial cavity, except if the animals were born, continuously reared and slaughtered in a country or region classified in accordance with Decision 2007/453/EC as a country or region posing a negligible BSE risk;
  • [the animals, from which the raw materials are derived, originate from a country or region classified in accordance with Decision 2007/453/EC as a country or region posing an undetermined BSE risk, and the animals were not fed with meat-and-bone meal or greaves, as defined in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the World Organisation for Animal Health];
  • [the animals, from which the raw materials are derived, originate from a country or region classified in accordance with Decision 2007/453/EC as a country or region posing an undetermined BSE risk, and the raw materials were produced and handled in a manner which ensures that they did not contain and were not contaminated with nervous and lymphatic tissues exposed during the deboning process.]]

or

  • [they come from a country or a region classified in accordance with Decision 2007/453/EC of 29 June 2007 establishing the BSE status of Member States or third countries or regions thereof according to their BSE risk (OJ L 172, 30.6.2007, p. 84) as a country or region posing a controlled BSE risk;
  • the animals, from which the raw materials of bovine, ovine and caprine animal origin intended for export are derived, were not killed, after stunning, by laceration of central nervous tissue by means of an elongated rod-shaped instrument introduced into the cranial cavity, or by means of gas injected into the cranial cavity;
  • the raw materials of bovine, ovine and caprine animal origin do not contain and are not derived from specified risk material as defined in point 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001, or mechanically separated meat obtained from bones of bovine, ovine or caprine animals;]

or

  • [they come from a country or a region classified in accordance with Decision 2007/453/EC of 29 June 2007 establishing the BSE status of Member States or third countries or regions thereof according to their BSE risk (OJ L 172, 30.6.2007, p. 84) as a country or region with an undetermined BSE risk;
  • the animals, from which the raw materials are derived, were not fed meat-and-bone meal or greaves derived from ruminants, as defined in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code of the World Organisation for Animal Health;
  • the animals from which the raw materials of bovine, ovine and caprine animal origin are derived, were not killed, after stunning, by laceration of central nervous tissue by means of an elongated rod-shaped instrument introduced into the cranial cavity, or by means of gas injected into the cranial cavity;
  • the raw materials are not derived from::
    1. specified risk material as defined in point 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001;
    2. nervous and lymphatic tissues exposed during the de-boning process;
    3. mechanically separated meat obtained from bones of bovine, ovine or caprine animals.]

II.2.1. consist of animal products that satisfy the animal health requirements below;

II.2.2. have been obtained in the territory of either [:……………] or […….…………] from:

either [II.2.2.1 animals that come from holdings and have remained in that territory since birth or for at least the last three months before slaughter; and

  • either [(i) that are of the species referred to in Commission Regulation (EU) No 798/2008 206/2010 of 12 March 2010 laying down lists of third countries, territories or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the European Union of certain animals and fresh meat and the veterinary certification requirements (OJ L 73, 20.3.2010, p. 1), fulfilling all the relevant animal health import requirements laid down in that Regulation, and that were slaughtered for human consumption on a date for which import into the European Union of fresh meat from animals of those species was authorised from the country or territory thereof in accordance with Column 8 of Part 1 of Annex II to that Regulation;]
  • or[(ii) that are of the species referred to in Commission Regulation (EC) No 119/2009 of 9 February 2009 laying down a list of third countries or parts thereof, for imports into, or transit through, the Community of meat of wild leporidae, of certain wild land mammals and of farmed rabbits and the veterinary certification requirements (OJ L 39, 10.2.2009, p. 12), fulfilling all the relevant animal health import requirements laid down in that Regulation.]]

or [II.2.2.1 poultry that have remained in that territory since hatching or have been imported as day-old chicks or slaughter poultry from (a) third country(ies) listed for that commodity in Part 1 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008 of 8 August 2008 laying down a list of third countries, territories, zones or compartments from which poultry and poultry products may be imported into and transit through the Community and the veterinary certification requirements (OJ L 226, 23.8.2008, p. 1) under conditions at least equivalent to those in that Regulation, and consist of species referred to in that Regulation, fulfilling all the relevant animal health import requirements laid down in that Regulation, and were slaughtered for human consumption on a date for which import into the European Union of meat from animals of those species was authorised from the country or territory thereof in accordance with Column 6 B of Part 1 to Annex I to that Regulation.]

or [II.2.2.1 animals that have been killed in the wild in that territory; and captured and killed in an area:

  1. in which within 25 km there has been no case/outbreak of any of the following diseases for which the animals are susceptible: foot and mouth disease, rinderpest, Newcastle disease or highly pathogenic avian influenza during the prior 30 days, nor of classical or African swine fever during the prior 40 days and
  2. that is situated at a distance that exceeds 20 km from the borders separating another territory of a country or part thereof, which is not authorised at these dates for exporting these raw materials to the European Union, and
  3. in which after killing they were transported within 12 hours for chilling either to a collection centre and immediately afterwards to a game establishment, or directly to a game establishment;]

II.2.3. have been obtained in an establishment around which, within a radius of 10 km, there has been no case/outbreak of the following diseases for which the animals are susceptible: foot and mouth disease, rinderpest, Newcastle disease or highly pathogenic avian influenza, classical or African swine fever during the prior 30 days or, in the event of a case of one of those diseases, the preparation of raw materials for exportation to the European Union has been authorised only after the removal of all meat and the total cleaning and disinfection of the establishment under the control of an official veterinarian; and:

II.2.4. have been obtained and prepared without contact with other materials not complying with the conditions required above, and it has been handled so as to avoid contamination with pathogenic agents; and

II.2.5. have been transported in clean and sealed containers or lorries.]

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