Approval of Facilities to Export Treated Hides and Skins of Ungulates for Technical Purposes (tannery) to the European Union

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TAHD-DSAT-IE-2004-4-4
March 2013

Amendment: This directive has been revised extensively according to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union's new Animal By-Product (ABP) Regulations (EC) No. 1069/2009 and (EU) No. 142/2011 replacing Regulation (EC) No. 1774/2002. It completely replaces any previous versions.

I. Purpose

The purpose of this document is to:

  • explain the European Union's (EU) requirements for Canadian exports of treated hides and skins of ungulates for technical purposes (tannery) to the EU; and
  • standardize Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) field inspections of processing facilities for these products.

This document does not cover:

  • completely tanned hides and skins,
  • "wet blue" hides and skins,
  • "pickled pelts," and
  • limed hides (treated with lime and in brine at a pH of 12 to 13 for at least 8 hours)

II. Background

See TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2.

Section 4 of Chapter II of Annex XIV of Regulation (EU) 142-2011, outlines the requirements for treated hides and skins, whereas Chapters 5 (A), 5 (B), and 5(C) of Annex XV provide the model of health certificates to be used for export of treated or untreated hides and skins.

The Regulation requires the CFIA to approve facilities that process hides and skins for export to the EU. To grant this approval, the CFIA must consider items, such as collection and transport conditions, processing methods, self-inspection programs, materials processed, and conditions of hygiene and storage.

Prior to CFIA inspection of facilities, owners are required to submit to the CFIA, for review, the specific forms, attesting that the plant meets the minimum requirements. Following the pre-inspection review of these forms by the district office, an inspection of the facilities is scheduled.

III. Definitions

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2.

1. Animal by-products of category 1, 2, and 3: refer to directive TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-9-2.

According to Annex I of Regulation (EU) 142-2011:

2. Treated hides and skins: refers to derived products from untreated hides and skins, other than dog chews, that have been:

  1. dried;
  2. dry-salted or wet-salted for a period of at least 14* days prior to dispatch;
  3. salted for a period of at least 7* days in sea salt with the addition of 2% sodium carbonate;
  4. dried for a period of at least 42 days at a temperature of at least 20°C; or

* The duration of transport from Canada to the EU may be included in the period during which the hides must be submitted to the salting treatment.

3. Untreated hides and skins: include all cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues that have not undergone any treatment, other than cutting, chilling, or freezing.

IV. Specific Requirements for Hides and Skins

IV.a Hides and Skins for Tanneries (Annex XIV, chapter II, section 4 of Regulation (EU) 142-2011)

The following requirements shall apply to the import of hides and skins of ungulates:

1. Fresh or chilled hides and skins (Chapter 5 [A]):

(a) have come from a third country that is eligible for export to the EU for certain animals and meat (Regulation [EU] 206-2010), as appropriate to the species concerned:

  1. for a period of at least 12 months before dispatch, they have been free from all of the following diseases:
    • classical swine fever,
    • African swine fever, and
    • rinderpest; and
  2. have been free from foot-and-mouth disease for a period of at least 12 months before the date of dispatch and where, for a period of at least 12 months before the date of dispatch, no vaccination has been carried out against that disease;

(b) have been obtained from:

  1. animals that have remained in the territory of the country of origin for a period of at least three months before being slaughtered or since birth in the case of animals less than three months old;
  2. in the case of hides and skins from bi-ungulates, animals that come from holdings in which there has been no outbreak of foot-and mouth disease in the previous 30 days, and around which, within a radius of 10 km, there has been no case of foot-and-mouth disease for 30 days;
  3. in the case of hides and skins from swine, animals that come from holdings in which there has been no outbreak of swine vesicular disease in the previous 30 days, or of classical or African swine fever in the previous 40 days, and around which, within a radius of 10 km, there has been no case of these diseases for 30 days;
  4. animals that have passed the ante-mortem health inspection at the slaughterhouse during the 24 hours before slaughter and have shown no evidence of foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, classical swine fever, African swine fever, or swine vesicular disease;

(c) have been obtained from animals that:

  1. were slaughtered and their carcases are fit for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation; or
  2. were slaughtered in a slaughterhouse, after undergoing ante-mortem inspection, and were considered fit, as a result of such inspection, for slaughter for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation

(d) have undergone all precautions to avoid recontamination with pathogenic agents.

2. Treated hides and skins (Chapter 5 [B] and 5 [C]):

(a) Hides of ungulates have come from:

  1. a third country or, in the case of regionalization in accordance with Union legislation, from a part of a third country, from which imports of fresh meat of the corresponding species are authorized (Part 1 of Annex II of Regulation [EU] 206-2010) and they have been treated, as referred to in III.2 (a), (b), and (c) in this document; or
  2. a third country or, in the case of regionalization in accordance with Union legislation, from a part of a third country, from which imports of fresh meat of the corresponding species are not authorized (Part 1 of Annex II of Regulation [EU] 206-2010), and they have been treated as referred to in point III.2 (c) or (d) in this document; or
  3. equidae or ruminant animals from any third country, and have been treated as referred to in point III.2(a), (b), and (c) of this document, and after treatment have been kept separate for a period of at least 21 days;

(b) have been obtained from animals that:

  1. were slaughtered and their carcases are fit for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation; or
  2. were slaughtered in a slaughterhouse, after undergoing ante-mortem inspection, and were considered fit, as a result of such inspection, for slaughter for human consumption in accordance with Union legislation, or
  3. did not show any clinical signs of any disease communicable to humans or animals through the hide or skin, and were not killed to eradicate any epizootic disease.

(c) salted hides and skins transported by ship have been treated, as referred to in point III.2 (b) or (c) of this document, and have been kept separated after treatment during transportation for a period of at least 14 days in the case of the treatment referred to in point III.2(b) or 7 days in the case of the treatment referred to in point III.2(c) before importation and the health certificate accompanying the consignment attests such treatment and the duration of the transportation.

(d) The period (14 days for III.2 [b] or 7 days for III.2 [c]) during which the hides must be submitted to the salting treatment may include the duration of transport from Canada to the EU.

(e) Hides must be transported and stored chilled or frozen, unless they are processed within 24 hours after being harvested from animals.

(f) Fresh, chilled, or treated hides and skins of ungulates must be imported in containers, road vehicles, railway wagons, or bales.

V. Export Certification of Hides and Skins to the EU

Prior to endorsing export certificates to the EU, district offices should ensure that:

  • the products originate from processing facilities that have been granted approval by the CFIA and are included in the list of facilities approved for export to the EU; and
  • they have been provided with the original of the traceability certificate (This document is intended for internal use. CFIA staff can access this document using RDIMS number 1406482) that corresponds to the products for export and signed by the appropriate veterinarian of the abattoirs.

For products that are being exported to the EU and that have been legally imported into Canada, district offices should ensure that:

  • the products originate from processing facilities that have been granted approval by the competent authority or the country of origin and are included in the list of facilities approved for export to the EU; and
  • they have been provided with the sanitary certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of origin of the products, confirming that their eligibility for export to the EU.

VI. Plant Approval for Export to the European Union

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 IV.

VI.a General Hygiene Requirements for the Approval of Intermediate Plants

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 IV.a.

VI.b General Hygiene Requirements for the Approval of Storage Plants

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 IV.b.

VI.c General Hygiene Requirements for the Approval of Processing Plants

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 IV.c and IV.d.

VI.d Supervision of Production

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 IV.e.

VI.e Validation Procedures

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 IV.f.1 and IV.f.4.

VI.f Self Inspection and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

For the processing plants, the EU legislation requires that a self-inspection program, similar to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) be in place.

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 IV.g.

Required Critical Control Points (CCP) and Critical Limits for Plants Processing Treated Hides and Skins
Processing Method (one of the following) CCPs Critical Limits
Drying Final product brittleness Hides must appear brittle enough to crack when bent
Dry or wet-salted for 14 days Time in contact with salt 14 days (for export by ship, this time may include the time of voyage)
Salted for 7 days with sea salt, plus 2% sodium carbonate Time in contact with sea salt 7 days (for export by ship, this time may include the time of voyage)
Sodium carbonate 2% concentration
Dried for 42 days at a minimum of 20°C Drying time Minimum 42 days
Drying temperature Minimum 20°C

VII. Hygiene Requirements for the Collection and Transport of Animal By-products and Derived Products

The regulation requires that the CFIA approve conditions of hygiene and storage at the facility, along with transport of products.

See TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 V.

VII.a Vehicles and containers

See TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 V.a.

VII.b Temperature conditions

See TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 V.b.

VII.c Identification

See TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 V.c.

VII.d Traceability and Retention of records

See TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 V.d.

VIII. Official Controls and List of Approved Facilities

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 VII.

IX. Pre-Inspection Procedures

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 VIII.

X. Notarized Raw Material Form for Processors of Hides and Skins

The facility must provide the notarized form: Notarized Raw Material Form for Processors of Hides and Skins (Appendix A).

XI. Notarized Processing Method Form for Processors of Hides And Skins

The facility must provide the notarized form: Notarized Processing Method Form for Processors of Hides and Skins (Appendix B), with one of the acceptable processing methods checked.

XII. Inspection Procedures

Prior to arriving at the plant for the inspection, the inspector should review the forms already sent to the district office, as well as the inspection checklist.

The inspection should begin in the plant management office. The required forms and the plant "self-inspection" program should be reviewed with plant management at this time.

The inspector may then wish to go over the checklist (Appendix C): CFIA Plant Inspection Checklist for Approval of Facilities to Export Hides and Skins for Technical Purposes to the European Union, with a plant tour guide to establish the necessity that all questions be addressed during the tour.

The guide should then take the inspector through the facility, addressing each item on the checklist. At the end of the tour, the inspector should ask the guide to return to any areas deemed as necessary to revisit, or to show the evidence for any unanswered questions.

During the inspection, the inspector should consider the information he or she has reviewed in the supplied notarized forms and the self-inspection plan, and diligently observe for any indications of inaccuracies.

XIII. Billing for Inspections

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 X.

XIV. Completing Inspection Reports

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 XI.

XV. Approval Numbers

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 XII.

XVI. Facility Name or Address Changes

Refer to TAHD-DSAT-IE-2009-8-2 XIII.

Appendix A - Notarized Form for Approved Suppliers of Hides and Skins

This serves to inform officials of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that the facility (complete name and address)

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receives and/or processes for export to the EU hides and skins that:

  • Box 1. originate from federally inspected abattoirs or full-time inspected provincial abattoirs;
  • Box 2. comply with EU requirements, outlined in Part IV.a of the directive TAHD-DSAT-IE-2004-4-4 (hides and skins for tanneries); and
  • Box 3. do not meet conditions 1 or 2.

Source of hides and skins: federally inspected abattoirs; provincial abattoirs with full-time veterinary supervision; plants approved for export to EU.

Name and Address CFIA-Approved Number

I certify that the statements listed above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signature

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Date

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Name and Position

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Company name

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Notary signature

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Date

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Appendix B - Notarized Processing Method Form for Processors of Hides and Skins

This serves to inform officials of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that the facility (complete name and address)

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  • Box 1. would like to export treated hides and skins, using the following noted parameters (check appropriate selection), and has in place a self-inspection program with the critical limits referenced:
Required Critical Control Points (CCP) and Critical Limits for Plants Processing Treated Hides and Skins
Processing Method (one of the following) CCPs Critical Limits
Drying Final product brittleness Hides must appear brittle enough to crack when bent
Dry or wet-salted for 14 days Time in contact with salt 14 days (for export by ship, this time may include the time of voyage)
Salted for 7 days with sea salt, plus 2% sodium carbonate Time in contact with sea salt 7 days (for export by ship, this time may include the time of voyage)
Sodium carbonate 2% concentration
Dried for 42 days at a minimum of 20°C Drying time Minimum 42 days
Drying temperature Minimum 20°C
  • Box 2. would like to export untreated hides and skins preserved by refrigeration or freezing and has in place a self-inspection program.

I certify that the statements listed above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signature

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Date

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Name and Position

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Company name

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Notary signature

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Date

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Appendix C - CFIA Plant Inspection Checklist for Approval of Facilities to Export Hides and Skins for Technical Purposes to the European Union (EU)

1. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Approval Number: (Leave blank for newly inspected facilities.)

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2. Facility/company name:

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3. Address of location being inspected:

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4. Address of headquarters if different:

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5. Name of Contact person at plant:

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Telephone:

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Facsimile:

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6. Please list the species of origin of all hides or skins for export to the EU from this facility:

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7. Please list the abattoirs of origin of all hides or skins for export to the EU from this facility:

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8. Comments:

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9. Recommendation for approval to export to the EU:
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Name of inspector (printed)

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Signature of Inspector
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Inspection Date
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Signature of Area Export Specialist approving the recommendation
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Date
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10. Approval valid until (date)

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Please forward a copy of the completed form and all required notarized forms to the Area Export Specialist.

Note: To maintain approval, facilities must be inspected at least once every 12 months.

Preamble
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1. Has the plant provided you with a current Notarized Form for Approval Suppliers of Hides and Skins (Appendix A)?
(Please attach to this checklist, and forward to the Area Export Specialist.)
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2. Has the plant provided you with a current Notarized Processing Method Form for Processors of Hides and Skins (Appendix B)?
(Please attach to this checklist, and forward to the Area Export Specialist.)
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Checklist for Intermediate Plants
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1. The premises are adequately separated from other premises, such as slaughterhouses. checkbox checkbox
2. The layout of plants ensures the total separation of Category 1 and 2 materials from Category 3 material, from reception until dispatch. checkbox checkbox
3. The plant has a covered space to receive and dispatch animal by-products, unless the animal by-products are being discharged through installations which prevent the spreading of risks to public and animal health, such as through closed tubes for liquid animal by-products. checkbox checkbox
4. The plant is constructed in a way that eases cleaning and disinfection. Floors are laid down in a way that facilitates the draining of liquids. checkbox checkbox
5. The plant has adequate lavatories, change rooms, and wash basins for staff. checkbox checkbox
6. The plant has appropriate arrangements for protection against pests, such as insects, rodents, and birds. checkbox checkbox
7. Where it is necessary for the purpose of achieving the objectives of Regulation (EU) No. 142/2011, plants must have suitable temperature-controlled storage facilities of sufficient capacity for maintaining animal by-products at appropriate temperatures and designed to allow the monitoring and recording of those temperatures. checkbox checkbox
8. The plant has adequate facilities for cleaning and disinfecting the containers or receptacles in which Category 3 material is received, as well as the vehicles in which they are transported. Adequate facilities must be provided for disinfecting vehicle wheels. checkbox checkbox
9. The sorting of materials shall be carried out in such a way that avoids any risk of the propagation of animal diseases. checkbox checkbox
10. At all times during sorting or storage, materials of different categories are handled and stored separately, and in a way that prevents any propagation of pathogens. checkbox checkbox
11. Category 3 material is stored properly, including under appropriate temperature conditions, until re-dispatched. checkbox checkbox
Checklist for Storage Plants
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1. Premises and facilities storing derived products from Category 3 material must not be at the same site as premises that store derived products from Category 1 or Category 2 material, unless cross-contamination is prevented due to the layout and management of the premises, such as by means of storage in completely separate buildings. checkbox checkbox
2. The plant must have a covered space to receive and dispatch the derived products, unless the derived products are:
  1. being discharged through installations that prevent the spreading of risks to public and animal health, such as through closed tubes for liquid products; or
  2. received in packaging, such as in tote bags, or in covered leak-proof containers or means of transport.
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3. The plant is constructed in a way that eases cleaning and disinfection. Floors are laid down in a way that facilitates the draining of liquids. checkbox checkbox
4. The plant has adequate lavatories, change rooms, and wash basins for staff. checkbox checkbox
5. The plant has appropriate arrangements for protection against pests, such as insects, rodents, and birds. checkbox checkbox
6. The plant has adequate facilities for cleaning and disinfecting the containers or receptacles in which the products are received, as well as the vehicles, other than ships, in which they are transported. checkbox checkbox
7. Derived products are stored properly until re-dispatched. checkbox checkbox
Checklist for Processing Plants
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1. The processing plant is not situated on the same site as slaughterhouses or other establishments that have been approved or registered in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 or Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004, unless the risks to public and animal health resulting from the processing of animal by-products, which originate from such slaughterhouses or other establishments, are mitigated by compliance with at least the following conditions:
  1. The processing plant is physically separated from the slaughterhouse or other establishment, where appropriate, by locating the processing plant in a building or a room that is completely separated from the slaughterhouse or other establishment.
  2. The following is installed and operated in the processing plant:
    • Box a conveyer system which links the processing plant to the slaughterhouse or other establishment and which may not be bypassed; and
    • Box separate entrances, reception bays, equipment, and exits for both the processing plant and the slaughterhouse or establishment.
  3. Measures are taken to prevent the spreading of risks through the operation of personnel which is employed in the processing plant and in the slaughterhouse or other establishment.
  4. Unauthorized persons and animals have no access to the processing plant.

By way of derogation from points (i) to (iv), in the case of processing plant processing Category 3 material, the competent authority may authorize other conditions instead of those set out in those points, aimed at mitigating the risks to public and animal health, including the risks arising from the processing of Category 3 material, which originates from off-site establishments approved or registered in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 or Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004.

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2. The processing plant has a clean and unclean sector, adequately separated. The unclean sector has a covered place to receive animal by-products and is constructed in a way that eases cleaning and disinfection. Floors are laid in a way that facilitates the draining of liquids. checkbox checkbox
3. The processing plant has adequate lavatories, change rooms, and wash basins for staff. checkbox checkbox
4. The processing plant has sufficient production capacity for hot water and steam for the processing of animal by-products. checkbox checkbox
5. To prevent recontamination of the derived product by introducing animal by-products, a clear separation exists between the area of the plant where incoming material for processing is unloaded and the areas set aside for the processing of that product and the storage of the derived product. checkbox checkbox
6. The processing plant has adequate facilities for cleaning and disinfecting the containers or receptacles in which animal by-products are received, as well as the vehicles, other than ships, in which they are transported. checkbox checkbox
7. Adequate facilities are provided for disinfecting vehicle wheels, when departing the unclean sector of the processing plant. checkbox checkbox
8. The processing plant has a waste-water disposal system that meets the competent authority's requirements. checkbox checkbox
9. Preventative measures against birds, rodents, insects, or other vermin are taken systematically. A documented pest control program is used for that purpose. checkbox checkbox
10. Animal by-products are processed as quickly as possible. After processing, derived products are handled and stored in a way that avoids risks of contamination. checkbox checkbox
11. Any person who works in the establishment or plant referred to in this directive shall wear suitable, clean and, where necessary, protective clothing. Where appropriate in a particular establishment or plant:
  1. persons who work in the unclean sector do not enter the clean sector without first changing or disinfecting their work clothes and shoes;
  2. equipment and machinery are not moved from the unclean to the clean sector without first being cleaned and disinfected; and
  3. the operator has established a procedure relating to the movements of persons in order to monitor their movements and describe the correct use of footbaths and wheel baths.
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12. Cleaning procedures are established and documented for all parts of the premises. Suitable equipment and cleaning agents are provided for cleaning. checkbox checkbox
13. Records shall be maintained for at least two years to show that the minimum process values for each critical control point (CCP) are applied. checkbox checkbox

Identification

Checklist for Collection and Transport
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1. All necessary measures are taken to ensure that consignments of animal by-products and derived products are identifiable, and kept separate and identifiable during collection where the animal by-products originate and during transportation. checkbox checkbox
2. During transport and storage, a label attached to the container or vehicle clearly indicates the category of the animal by-products or of the derived products. checkbox checkbox
Vehicules and Containers
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1. Animal by-products and processed products are collected and transported in sealed new packaging or covered leak-proof containers or vehicles. checkbox checkbox
2. Vehicles and reusable containers, and all reusable items of equipment or appliances that come into contact with animal by-products or processed products are:
  1. cleaned and dried before use; and
  2. cleaned, washed, and/or disinfected after each use to the extent necessary to avoid cross-contamination.
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3. Reusable containers are dedicated to the carriage of Category 3 material or derived product to the extent necessary to avoid cross-contamination. checkbox checkbox
Temperature Conditions
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1. The transport of animal by-products destined for the production of feed material takes place at an appropriate temperature, i.e., a maximum of 7°C for animal by-products from meat and meat products, which have been destined for purposes other than human consumption, to avoid any risk to public or animal health. checkbox checkbox
2. Unprocessed Category 3 material destined for the production of feed material or pet food are stored and transported chilled, frozen, or ensiled, unless:
  1. it is processed within 24 hours after collection or after the end of storage in chilled or frozen form, if the subsequent transport takes place with a means of transport in which the storage temperature is maintained; and
  2. for milk, milk-based products, or milk-derived products that have not been subject to any of the treatments (pasteurization, sterilization, ultra-high temperature [UHT], high-temperature, short-time [HTST]) referred to in Part I of Section 4 of Chapter II of Annex X of Regulation (EU) 142/2011, it is transported chilled and in insulated containers, unless risks can be mitigated by other measures, due to the characteristics of the material.
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3. The design of vehicles used for refrigerated transport ensures the maintenance of an appropriate temperature throughout transport and allows for temperature monitoring. checkbox checkbox
Traceability and Records
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1. Operators consigning, transporting, or receiving animal by-products or derived products keep a record of consignments and related commercial documents or sanitary certificates. checkbox checkbox
2. The operators referred to in point 1 have systems and procedures in place to identify:
  1. the other operators to which their animal by-products or derived products have been supplied; and
  2. the operators from whom they have been supplied
This information is available to the competent authorities upon request.
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Checklist for Self Inspection and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
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1. Did the plant show you a written "Self Inspection" program that meets the requirements outlined in section VI.f of this document (Appendix D)? checkbox checkbox
2. Has the facility established CCPs for each of the critical limits noted in section VI of this document (for the appropriate processing method)? checkbox checkbox
3. Is the plant maintaining records for two years (or since the beginning of the CCP implementation if less than two years)? checkbox checkbox
4. An effectiveness check is performed after the processing of the raw material. checkbox checkbox
5. Does the plant have in place a written plan of action to implement, if one of the critical limits is not reached during the processing of the product, and does this plan specify that the CFIA will be contacted if the product is produced without meeting the critical limit? checkbox checkbox

Signature of Inspector

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Inspection date

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Name of Inspector (printed)

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Appendix D - Self inspection and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
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1. Operators carrying out one of the following activities put in place and maintain a permanent written procedure or procedures, based on the hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles for the following:
  • Box processing of animal by-products;
  • Box transformation of animal by-products into biogas and compost; and
  • Box handling and storage of more than one category of animal by-product or derived products in the same establishment or plant.
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2. Operators as specified in point 1 act as follows:
  • Box identify any hazards that must be prevented, eliminated, or reduced to acceptable levels;
  • Box identify the CCPs at the step or steps at which control is essential to prevent or eliminate a hazard or reduce it to acceptable levels;
  • Box establish critical limits at CCPs that separate acceptability from unacceptability for the prevention, elimination, or reduction of identified hazards;
  • Box establish and implement effective monitoring procedures at CCPs;
  • Box establish corrective action when monitoring indicates that a CCP is not under control;
  • Box establish procedures to verify that the measures outlined in the points above are complete and working effectively, and that these verification procedures are carried out regularly; and
  • Box establish documents and records commensurate with the nature and size of the business to demonstrate the effective application of the measures set out in the above-mentioned points.
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3. When any modification is made to a product, process, or any stage of production, processing, storage, or distribution, operators immediately notify the CFIA, review their procedures, and make the necessary changes. checkbox checkbox

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