Sanitary Requirements for Export of Pet Food to the European Union Chapter 3 (D) - Raw Pet Food for Direct Sale or Animal By-Products to be Fed to Fur Animals
HA 2826 (Amended 2013-11-27)

II. Health Information

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

II.2. consist of animal by-products:

  1. derived from meat which satisfies the relevant animal and public health requirements laid down in:
    • Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 and provided the animals from which the meat is derived come from the third countries, territories or parts thereof... (ISO code in case of country or codes for territories or parts thereof);
    • and/or Commission Regulation (EC) No 798/2008, and provided the animals from which the meat is derived come from the third countries, territories or parts thereof... (ISO code in case of country or codes for territories or parts thereof) as listed in that Regulation which has been free from Newcastle disease and avian influenza for the last 12 months;
    • and/or Commission Regulation (EC) No 119/2009, and provided the animals from which the meat is derived come from the third countries, territories or parts thereof... (ISO code in case of country or codes for territories or parts thereof) as listed in that Regulation which has been free from foot and mouth disease, rinderpest, classical swine fever, African swine fever, swine vesicular disease, Newcastle disease and avian influenza for the last 12 months and where no vaccination has taken place during that time (only as relevant for the susceptible species);
  2. derived from animals that, at the slaughterhouse, have passed the ante-mortem health inspection during the 24 hours before the slaughter and have shown no evidence of the diseases referred in the Regulations laid down in point (a) for which the animals are susceptible; and
  3. derived from animals that have been handled in the slaughterhouse before and at the time of slaughter or killing in accordance with the relevant provisions of Union legislation and have met requirements at least equivalent to those laid down in Chapters II and III of Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009; or
  4. in the case of feed for fur animals derived from aquatic animals which satisfies the relevant animal and public health requirements laid down in Commission Decision 2006/766/EC, come from countries or territories thereof... (ISO code) as listed in Annex II to that Decision;

II.3.1. consist only of the following animal by-products:

  1. 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
  2. parts of slaughtered animals, which are rejected as unfit for human consumption but are not affected by any signs of diseases communicable to humans or animals and derive from carcases that are fit for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation;

II.3.2 in the case of feed for fur animals in addition to:

  • either [- animal by-products from poultry and lagomorphs slaughtered on the farm as referred to in Article 1(3)(d) of Regulation (EC) No 853/2004, which did not show any signs of disease communicable to humans or animals;]
  • 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 arises;]
  • 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 [- animals and parts thereof of the zoological orders of Rodentia and Lagomorpha, except Category 1 material as referred to in Article 8(a)(iii), (iv) and (v) of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 and Category 2 material as referred to in Article 9(a) to (g) of that Regulation;]

II.4. have been obtained and prepared without contact with other material not complying with the conditions laid down in the Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009, and it has been handled so as to avoid contamination with pathogenic agents;

II.5. have been packed in final packaging which bear labels indicating "RAW PET FOOD - NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION" or "ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS FOR FEED FOR FUR ANIMALS - NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION" and then in leak-proof and officially sealed boxes/containers or in new packaging preventing any leakage and officially sealed boxes/containers which bear labels indicating "RAW PET FOOD - NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION" or "ANIMAL BY-PRODUCTS FOR FEED FOR FUR ANIMALS - NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION", and the name and the address of the establishment of destination;

II.6. in the case of raw pet food:

  1. have been prepared and stored in a plant approved and supervised by the competent authority in accordance with Article 24 of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009, and
  2. were examined by random sampling of at least five samples from each batch taken during storage (before dispatch) and complies with the following standards:

Salmonella: absence in 25 g: n=5, c=0, m=0, M=0
Enterobacteriaceae: n=5, c=2, m=10, M=5000 in 1 gram;

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, 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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