Sanitary requirements for export of flavouring innards for use in the manufacture of pet food, for dispatch to or for transit through the European Union
HA 2683 (Amended November 1, 2011)

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II.1. consist of animal by-products that satisfy the animal health requirements below;

II.2. have been prepared including the following animal by-products which are exclusively:

either - carcases and parts of animals slaughtered or, in the case of game, bodies or parts of animals killed, and which are fit for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation, but are not intended for human consumption for commercial reasons;

and/or - carcases and the following parts originating either from animals that have been slaughtered in a slaughterhouse and were considered fit for slaughter for human consumption following an ante-mortem inspection or bodies and the following parts of animals from game killed for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation:

  1. carcases or bodies and parts of animals which are rejected as unfit for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation, but which did not show any signs of disease communicable to humans or animals;
  2. heads of poultry;
  3. hides and skins, including trimmings and splitting thereof, horns and feet, including the phalanges and the carpus and metacarpus bones, tarsus and metatarsus bones, of animals other than ruminants;
  4. pig bristles;
  5. feathers;

and/or - blood of animals which did not show any signs of disease communicable through blood to humans or animals, obtained from animals other than ruminants that have been slaughtered in a slaughterhouse after having been considered fit for slaughter for human consumption following an ante-mortem inspection in accordance with Union legislation;

and/or - animal by-products arising from the production of products intended for human consumption, including degreased bone, greaves and centrifuge or separator sludge from milk processing;

and/or - products of animal origin, or foodstuffs containing products of animal origin, which are no longer intended for human consumption for commercial reasons or due to problems of manufacturing or packaging defects or other defects from which no risk to public or animal health arise;

and/or - pet food and feedingstuffs of animal origin, or feedingstuffs containing animal by-products or derived products, which are no longer intended for feeding for commercial reasons or due to problems of manufacturing or packaging defects or other defects from which no risk to public or animal health arises;

and/or - blood, placenta, wool, feathers, hair, horns, hoof cuts and raw milk originating from live animals that did not show signs of any disease communicable through that product to humans or animals;

and/or - aquatic animals, and parts of such animals, except sea mammals, which did not show any signs of diseases communicable to humans or animals;

and/or - animal by-products from aquatic animals originating from plants or establishments manufacturing products for human consumption;

and/or - the following material originating from animals which did not show any signs of disease communicable through that material to humans or animals:

  1. shells from shellfish with soft tissue or flesh;
  2. the following originating from terrestrial animals:
    • hatchery by-products,
    • eggs,
    • egg by-products, including egg shells;
  3. day-old chicks killed for commercial reasons;

and/or - animal by-products from aquatic or terrestrial invertebrates other than species pathogenic to humans or animals;

and/or - material from animals which have been treated with certain substances which are prohibited pursuant to Directive 96/22/EC, the import of the material being permitted in accordance with Article 35(a)(ii) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009;

II.3. have been subjected to processing in accordance with Annex XIII, Chapter III of Regulation (EU) No 142/2011, in order to kill pathogenic agents;

II.4. have been examined by the competent authority taking a random sample immediately prior to dispatch and found it to comply with the following standards:

  • Salmonella: absence in 25g: n = 5, c = 0, m = 0, M = 0,
  • Enterobacteriaceae: n = 5, c = 2, m = 10, M = 300 in 1 g;

II.5. the end product was:

either packed in new or sterilised bags,

or transported in bulk in containers or other means of transport that were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a disinfectant approved by the competent authority before use, and which bear labels indicating 'NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION';

II.6. the end product was stored in enclosed storage;

II.7. the product has undergone all precautions to avoid contamination with pathogenic agents after treatment;

II.8. either - the product does not contain and is not derived from specified risk material as defined in Annex IV 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.9. 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(5), 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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