Brazil - Export requirements for meat and poultry products
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- Poultry (except those products listed as ineligible)
- Poultry meat imported into Canada and poultry meat derived from imported birds, other than birds imported as day old birds to be raised in Canada.
Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country
- Processing establishments must appear on the list of Canadian establishments approved for export to Brazil (in Portuguese only). This list is now administered by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA).
- Exporters are advised to contact their CFIA area office if assistance is required to determine if an establishment is on the list.
- You may also refer to Annex 1 - List of Establishments Approved to Export to Brazil.
- The CFIA must recommend the approval of an establishment for listing by MAPA. Please contact your inspector-in-charge to initiate the request.
- Complete Annex D – Information to be submitted for eligibility to export to Brazil and Annex I: Application for Establishment Approval for new establishments, or for modifications to previously listed establishments.
- The following information must be included on Annex D – Information to be submitted for eligibility to export to Brazil:
- CFIA establishment registration number
- Company name of the establishment or the name of the company managing the establishment
- Full address of the establishment
- Establishment operation type:
- slaughter: SL
- boning: BN
- processing: PC
- storage: ST
- Product category:
- Products in nature:
Products that were not subjected to any other conservation process besides cooling or freezing.
- Products not subjected to thermal treatment:
Products containing added ingredients and /or additives, which are not the main factors for conserving its microbiologic stability, needing, however, the preservation by cold to prevent natural product loss.
- Products subjected to thermal treatment:
Products that undergo thermal treatment by heat, with the purpose of partial or total loss of the product's natural characteristics, and that may or may not need preservation by cold.
- Products subjected to thermal treatment - cooking:
Products that undergo thermal treatment by low heat with the purpose of destroying microorganisms, and the inactivation of enzymes, occasionally present in the product, which may or may not need preservation by cold.
- Products processed thermally – commercial sterilization:
Products that undergo a thermal treatment of higher intensity when compared to cooking, with the purpose of destroying pathogenic microorganisms, and the majority of spores occasionally present in the products.
- Products with added inhibitors:
Products with added ingredients and/or additives, which are the main factors for conserving its microbiologic stability, and that may or may not need preservation by cold.
- Products subjected to hydrolysis:
Products subjected to a break of the protein chain with the purpose of adding a water molecule to its structure.
- Products consisting of different categories of meat products with or without added ingredients:
Products obtained from the combination of products of different categories, with or without the addition of other ingredients, and that may or may not need conservation by cold.
- Products in nature:
- Bovine – BOV
- Equine – EQUI
- Swine – SWI
- Poultry – POUL
- Chicken – CHI
- Duck – DUC
- Ways of attainment:
- extractive or wild: EX
- Packaged products must be identified with labels previously approved by the Brazilian authorities. Label approval is obtained by completing the "Imported Animal of Origin Product Label Registration Form", in compliance with Ministerial Ordinance number 371/97 as outlined in Memorandum No. 125/98/DCI/DIPOA dated May 15, 1998, relative to the "Labelling of Packaged Products". A copy of the application form should be made available, by the Area Office, to establishments approved to export to Brazil.
- MAPA has implemented a new electronic system (in Portuguese only) for the product and label registration for animal origin food products. Paper forms are no longer acceptable. The new system should expedite the process for those products that already have identity and quality standards published.
- In order for an establishment to register using the electronic system it must first be approved and listed by MAPA (see Establishment requirements).
- After the establishment is approved by MAPA, the company must sign a declaration letter, in English and Portuguese, indicating their legal representative. Please contact your local CFIA office to obtain a template of the declaration letter.
- Once the letter is prepared on the company's letterhead, it will be sent to the CFIA for a signature and stamp and returned to the company to upload it into MAPA's electronic system.
Production controls and inspection requirements
- It is the responsibility of the operator of the exporting establishment to ensure that the products are manufactured, packaged and labelled as per requirements of the Department of Inspection of Products of Animal Origin (DIPOA) of MAPA.
- Establishments where eligible and non-eligible products are handled must have written procedures in place that will ensure that non-eligible products can be distinguished from those that are eligible through receiving, processing, shipping and distribution.
- The written procedures must be reviewed and found satisfactory by the inspector-in-charge. Inspectors are then responsible for monitoring the operator's controls to ensure themselves that they are adequately followed.
- Products containing pork striated muscle must be treated for trichina using one of the methods described in Control recommendations for the inactivation of Trichinella spiralis in pork products.
- Annex A – Additional statements for exportation of poultry meat from Canada to Brazil
- Issued along with Annex C in the case of poultry products (meat, offal, foie gras, etc.).
- Annex B – Veterinary Certificate for Meat Products Derived from Pork
- Issued along with Annex C in the case of pork products.
- Annex C – Certificate of Inspection Covering Meat Products
- Annex C is to accompany all consignments. This annex is equivalent to form CFIA/ACIA 1454 but with Portuguese language text. Form CFIA/ACIA 1454 must not be used for consignments to Brazil.
It is strongly recommended that the certificates be endorsed by an official of the Embassy of Brazil or a Brazilian consulate before being signed by an official Canadian veterinary inspector.
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