Sanitary requirements for export of milk, milk-based products and milk-derived products not intended for human consumption for dispatch to or transit through the European Union
HA 2356 (Amended November 1, 2011)

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II.1 they were produced and derived in Canada space to insert region(insert name of region), which is listed in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 605/2010, and which has been free from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and rinderpest for 12 months immediately prior to export and has not practised vaccination against rinderpest during that period;

II.2 they were produced from raw milk derived from animals which at the time of milking did not show clinical signs of any disease transmissible through milk to humans or animals, and which had been kept for at least 30 days prior to production on holdings that were not subject to official restrictions due to foot and mouth disease or rinderpest;

II.3 they are milk or milk products that:

  • either - have undergone one of the treatments or combinations thereof described in point II.4;
  • or - comprise whey to be fed to animals of species susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease, and that whey was collected from milk subjected to one of the treatments described in point II.4 and:
  • either - the whey was collected at least 16 hours after clotting and has a pH below 6;
  • or - the whey has been produced at least 21 days before the shipping and during that period no cases of FMD have been detected in the exporting country;
  • or - the whey has been produced on space to insert date, this date, in consideration of the foreseen voyage duration, being at least 21 days before the consignment is presented to a border inspection post of the European Union;

II.4 they have been subject to one of the following treatments:

  • either - High Temperature Short Time pasteurisation at 72 °C for at least 15 seconds, or an equivalent pasteurisation achieving a negative reaction to a phosphatase test in bovine milk, in combination with:
  • either - a subsequent second High Temperature Short Time pasteurisation at 72 °C for at least 15 seconds or an equivalent pasteurisation which itself achieves a negative reaction to a phosphatase test in bovine milk;
  • or - a subsequent drying process that in the case of milk intended for feeding is combined with additional heating to 72 °C or higher;
  • or - a subsequent process by which the pH is reduced and kept for at least one hour at a level below 6;
  • or - the condition that the milk/milk product has been produced at least 21 days before the shipping and during that period no cases of FMD have been detected in the exporting country;
  • or - the milk/milk product has been produced on space to insert date, this date, in consideration of the foreseen voyage duration, being at least 21 days before the consignment is presented to a border inspection post of the European Union;
  • or - sterilisation at a level of at least F03;
  • or - Ultra High Temperature treatment at 132 °C for at least one second in combination with:
  • either - a subsequent drying process that in the case of milk intended for feeding is combined with additional heating to 72 °C or higher;
  • or - a subsequent process by which the pH is reduced and kept for at least one hour at a level below 6;
  • or - the condition that the milk/milk product has been produced at least 21 days before the shipping and during that period no cases of FMD has been detected in the exporting country;
  • or - the milk/milk product has been produced on space to insert date,this date, in consideration of the foreseen voyage duration, being at least 21 days before the consignment is presented to a border inspection post of the European Union;

II.5 every precaution was taken to avoid contamination of the milk/milk-based product/milk-derived product after processing;

II.6 the milk/milk-based product/milk-derived product was packed:

  • either - in new containers;
  • or - in vehicles or bulk containers disinfected prior to loading using a product approved by the competent authority;
    • and the containers are marked so as to indicate the nature of the milk/milk-based product/milk-derived product and bear labels indicating that the product is Category 3 material and not intended for human consumption;

II.7

  • either - the product does not contain and is not derived from specified risk material as defined in Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council or mechanically separated meat obtained from bones of bovine, ovine or caprine animals; and the animals from which this product is derived have not been slaughtered after stunning by means of gas injected into the cranial cavity or killed by the same method or slaughtered by laceration of central nervous tissue by means of an elongated rod-shaped instrument introduced into the cranial cavity;
  • or - the product does not contain and is not derived from bovine, ovine or caprine materials other than those derived from animals born, continuously reared and slaughtered in a country or region classified as posing a negligible BSE risk by a decision in accordance with Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 999/2001;

II.8 in addition as regards TSE:

either - in case of animal by-products intended for feeding ruminants and containing milk or milk products of ovine or caprine origin, the ovine and caprine animals from which these products are derived have been kept continuously since birth or for the last three years on a holding where no official movement restriction is imposed due to a suspicion of TSE and which has satisfied the following requirements for the last three years:

  1. it has been subject to regular official veterinary checks;
  2. no classical scrapie case, as defined in point 2(g) of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001, has been diagnosed or - following the confirmation of a classical scrapie case:
    • all animals in which classical scrapie was confirmed have been killed and destroyed, and
    • all goats and sheep on the holding have been killed and destroyed, except for breeding rams of the ARR/ARR genotype and breeding ewes carrying at least one ARR allele and no VRQ allele;
  3. ovine and caprine animals, with the exception of sheep of the ARR/ARR prion genotype, are introduced into the holding only if they come from a holding which complies with the requirements set out in points (i) and (ii).

or - in case of animal by-products intended for feeding ruminants and containing milk or milk products of ovine or caprine origin, and destined to a Member State listed in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 546/2006(6), the ovine and caprine animals from which these products are derived have been kept continuously since birth or for the last seven years on a holding where no official movement restriction is imposed due to a suspicion of TSE and which has satisfied the following requirements for the last seven years:

  1. it has been subject to regular official veterinary checks;
  2. no classical scrapie case, as defined in point 2(g) of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001, has been diagnosed or - following the confirmation of a classical scrapie case:
    • all animals in which classical scrapie was confirmed have been killed and destroyed, and
    • all goats and sheep on the holding have been killed and destroyed, except for breeding rams of the ARR/ARR genotype and breeding ewes carrying at least one ARR allele and no VRQ allele,
  3. ovine and caprine animals, with the exception of sheep of the ARR/ARR prion genotype, are introduced into the holding only if they come from a holding which complies with the requirements set out in points (i) and (ii).
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