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From: TSS (216-119-132-29.ipset12.wt.net)
Subject: Re: USDA's RULES TO FIGHT MAD COW VIOLATED (Union says safe practices IGNORED)
Date: December 21, 2004 at 2:09 pm PST

In Reply to: USDA's RULES TO FIGHT MAD COW VIOLATED (Union says safe practices IGNORED) posted by Terry S. Singeltary Sr. on December 21, 2004 at 6:54 am:

Export Requirements for the European Union

EU-33 (Dec 21, 2004)

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Documentation - List of Required Certificates

1. These requirements describe the conditions for export to the EU as
indicated in Council Decision 98/258 (the "Veterinary Equivalence
Agreement). Issuance of the indicated certificates meats that the
product complies with Decision 98/258. Only meat and poultry and
meat and poultry products slaughtered, processed, and stored at
approved establishments that meet the requirements described
herein may be certified for export to the EU. All certificates for
EU except FSIS Form 9060-5 must have a preprinted blue seal. All
EU documents must be signed by an FSIS Veterinarian in a color
other than black.
2. The following SRM statement must be presented on a separate FSIS
letterhead certificate
as an attachment
in response to FSIS bovine letterhead certificate section 9.4: at:
"(5) (10) or [insert the relevant text of Regulation (EC) No
999/2001 ANNEX XI Section A, 15 (b) (as last amended)" for all
meat from ruminants and products containing meat from ruminants.

Note: The following tissues are designated as specified risk
material according to Annex XI 1 Section A, 1 (a) of EC No. 999/2001:
* the skull including the brain and eyes, the tonsils, the
vertebral column excluding the vertebrae of the tail and the
transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae, but including
dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord of bovine animals aged
over 12 months, and the intestines from the duodenum to the
rectum of bovine animals of all ages;
* the skull including the brain and eyes, the tonsils and the
spinal cord of ovine and caprine animals aged over 12 months
or which have a permanent incisor erupted through the gum,
and the spleen of ovine and caprine animals of all ages.

Although the injection of air during stunning is not
permitted, captive bolt stunning alone is permitted.
3. Beef and Bison

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ofo/export/eusrm.pdf


http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/European_Union_Requirements/index.asp


TSS



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