Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

A Lastest News about Swine, Pigs in Chile

Posted on: 15 Feb 2012

The Chileans open the market for U.S. pork casings.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Required Report - public distribution Date: 12/28/2011 GAIN Report Number: CI1052 Chile Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification FAIRS Export Certificate Report Approved By: Rachel Bickford, Agricultural Attaché Prepared By: Nelson Ramirez, Agricultural Specialist Report Highlights: Final letterhead certificate for all fresh/chilled/ frozen bovine meat products including offal was agreed on. Please see the appendix of this report for a sample. The Chileans open the market for U.S. pork casings. Section I. List of All Export Certificates Required By Government (Matrix) : Section II. Purpose of Specific Export Certificate(s) There are two main Certificates that the Chilean government requires for every product imported, they are: Certificate of Origin and Certificate of Free Sale: Origin: Is a document certifying the country of origin where the goods were grown, produced or manufactured. It is used to establish whether or not a preferential duty rate is applicable. This document can be issued in Chile or accompany the product from origin. A sample certificate is included in the Appendix. Free Sale: Is a document issued by the sanitary authority of the country of origin certifying that the product has sanitary authorization to be sold in the country, establishing the approval conditions (includes, quantitative and qualitative formula), this document has to come with the product from origin. A sample certificate is included in the Appendix. Customs Certificates There are two Specific Customs Certificates required for food products, the Certificate of Customs Destination (Certificado de Destinación Aduanera, CDA) and the Authorization of Use and Disposal (Autorización de Uso y Disposición). For products that are not regulated under Chilean laws, the importer will have to submit a Production Process Monography. A guide to submit it and the form is attached in the Appendix. Both Certificates have to be submitted in Spanish. Customs Destination: Food Products: Document issued by the Health Department related to the custom office where the product entered the country; this document authorizes to move the products from the customs office the warehouse where it will remain: it will have the address of the warehouse, state the route to use and the transportation conditions of the products. The time for approval is 12 hr. The information requested in this certificate is: -Information of the importer -Information of the customs office - Information of the warehouse destination - Information of the Transport Company and the route it will take. Hazard Products: Same procedure but needs more information as: - Chemical name of product - UN number for that product - CAS number if possible - Security sheet according to Chilean regulation 2245/1993 Time for approval is 12 hr. Pharmaceutical and medical related foods - Time for approval is 3 days A Sample is attached in the Appendix Use and Disposal: Document issued by the Public Health Institute, the institute verifies the products don’t represent a threat to the public. To obtain this Certificate you need to present the following documentation: - Two copies of the Custom Destination Certificate - Certificate of Free Sale Optional (The Public Health Institute may do the analysis themselves) - Microbiological, Dietician, Chemical and Physical analysis - Other information the PHI may request. A Sample is attached on the Appendix Import Certificate There are two specific Import certificates required for agricultural products, a Sanitary Certificate for animal products and a Phytosanitary Certificate for plant products (i.e. fruits, vegetables). Some products like potatoes; garlic and other don’t have additional requirements but need a special resolution to be issued every time they are imported into Chile. For vegetable products that are not regulated by Chilean laws, the importer must submit a Pest Risk Analysis petition to SAG; the form is included in the Appendix. Prior to import some animal products and animal sub products to Chile it is necessary to go through the process of monograph evaluation. Among the products that need to be evaluated are feathers, wool, eggs by products, poultry, animal feed like ingredients, and formulated additives in any of its forms of presentations. Some aspects to consider before submitting the monograph: - It is a process done prior to import and does not replace the documents required by customs and the sanitary certificate. - Due to the complexity of the data to evaluate, authorities recommend to submit the form with time (does not specify how much) and advise no to make any imports without having the approval. - The form submitted to the Agricultural and Livestock Service will have to be fully completed, they will not be processed until all the information is provided. A guide to submit the monograph is provided in the Appendix. Sanitary Certificate: A document issued by the competent sanitary authority of the country of origin for the product, certifying that the animal products and by-products have been carefully examined and comply with all the sanitary requirements of the importing country. This certificate may include specific declarations. A sample certificate is included in the Appendix Phytosanitary Certificate: Document issued by the competent sanitary authority of the country of origin of the product, which certifies that the plants, parts of plants or vegetable products have been carefully examined and comply with all the phytosanitary requirements of the importing country and that are specified in the additional declarations. The general requirements for all vegetable products are: - The lot will have to be free of soil - The lot will have to be free of vegetable remains - The lot will have to come in packages and first order accommodation material, closed, and repacking should not be allowed - The packaging material will have to be adequate to perform fumigation quarantine treatment actions. A sample is attached in the Appendix Section III. Specific Attestations Required on Export Certificate(s) Specific Attestation required in the Specific Certificate, Sanitary for animal and animal product and Phytosanitary for plants and vegetables. LIVESTOCK Domestic Animals Bees (Resolution 2532/1994): -The exporting country is free from the following diseases: Asian bee mite (Tropilaelaps Clareae), American Foulbrood or Loque Américaine (Bacilli Larvae), Chalkbrood (Ascosphaera Apis), Acute Bee Paralysis (virus), Chronic Bee Paralysis (virus), Internal Acariasis (Acarapis woodi), Black Queen Cell (virus) -Exporting country is free from the presence of africanized bees and hybrids thereof. -Hives are located in an area where for the past 12 months and within a 10-km radius no cases of the following have been detected: European Foulbrood (Melissococcus Pluton), Sac Brood, Septicemia (Pseudomona Apisepticus), Nosemosis of bees (Nosema Apis) -Hives have been given effective treatment against Bee Varroasis. -Hives have been under official sanitary inspection for the past two years; inspections take place systematically at least twice a year, the latest have not been more than 90 days before the date of shipment. -All beekeeping materials included in the shipment and packing materials come exclusively from the stated country of origin and are new, first use. One-day birds and fertile eggs (Resolution 32/2004): See Apendix II for new sanitary declaration Partridge: Free of Listeriosis and Avian Cholera Bovines destined for reproduction (Resolution 1487/1992) - The country of origin is officially declared free from Foot-and-Mouth, Bovine Plague, Bovine Contagious Pleuropneumonia, Contagious Nodular Dermatosis and Rift Valley Fever per the International Office of Epizootics (OIE) and recognized as such by Chile. - In countries with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy there is an ongoing surveillance and control program approved by the sanitary authority of Chile - The zone of origin is officially declared free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease by the International Office of Epizootics and recognized as such by Chile. - The zone of origin is officially recognized as free from Blue Tongue, Vesicular Stomatitis, Bovine Herpes Dermopathic Disease, Malignant Catarrhal Fever, Theileriasis, Heartwater, Anaplasmosis, and Akabane. - The farm of origin is officially free from Tuberculosis, Bovine Brucellosis, and Leukosis. - At the farm of origin and on any adjacent land, none of the following diseases were clinically detected in the last 90 days prior to shipment: IBR/IPV Complex, Bovine Viral Diarrhoea, Trichomoniasis, Campylobacteriosis, Leptospirosis, Bovine Rabies, Scabies, Babesiosis, Johne´s Disease, or Q Fever. - The cattle were born and bred in the zone of origin or stayed on the farm for at least 12 (twelve) months before export, or from birth. They were isolated under official supervision for 45 days preceding shipment, during which period they showed no signs of transmissible disease, and were given the following diagnostic tests with negative results, and also the treatments and inoculations listed below: Leptospirosis Microagglutination serum test for endemic serovars for country of origin, agglutination to be less than 50% in dilution; or treatment with two shots of dehydrostreptomycin in doses of 25 mg/kg live weight, 14 days apart, the second shot to be given within 3 days prior to shipment, or inoculation. Babesiosis: Complement fixation test or indirect immunofluorescence assay. Bovine Infectious Rhinotracheitis/ Infectious Pustular Vaginitis (IBR/IPV): Seroneutralization test (>110), or ELISA, or inoculation. Bovine Viral Diarrhoea: Virus culture, or 2 (two) seroneutralization tests not less than 30 days apart. Bovine Leukosis: Two ELISA tests, or 2 (two) immunodiffusion tests in agar gel with glycoprotein antigen, not less than 15 days apart. Johne’s disease: Fecal culture, ELISA, or two complement fixation tests not less than 30 days apart. If ELISA test result is positive, an ileocecal biopsy shall be performed. Blue tongue: Immunodiffusion in agar gel, or Seroneutralization, or ELISA. Campylobacteriosis (Vibriosis) and Trichomoniasis (T. fetus): Three prepuce sample cultures or vaginal mucus sample cultures, as appropriate, not less than seven days apart. Tuberculosis: Caudal intradermal-reaction with mammal PPD, performed at the beginning of the isolation period. Brucellosis (Br. abortus): Slow tube agglutination with no titer equal to 30 Ut/ml or more, or Complement Fixation with no titer equal to 1/8 or more, or for males, seminal plasma agglutination test. Q. Fever: Complement Fixation test. Foot-and-mouth disease: If bovines come from an area free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease without inoculation, recognized by Chile, Seroneutralization assay or ELISA. Parasitism: Ecto- and endo-parasite treatment with products of recognized efficacy. Bovines from the United States (Resolution 1692/1992) -The country of origin is officially declared free from Bovine Plague, Bovine Contagious Pleuropneumonia, Contagious Nodular Dermatosis, Rift Valley Fever, Akabane Disease, Heartwater (Cowdriosis), and Foot-and-Mouth Disease without inoculation by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE) and recognized as such by Chile. - The mainland territory is free from Vesicular Stomatitis. -The area of origin is officially free from Theileriasis. -The farm of origin is officially free from Tuberculosis and Bovine Brucellosis. -At farm of origin no clinical signs have been detected in the past 12 months of Blue Tongue, Dermopathic Herpes, or Malignant Catarrhal Fever. -At farm of origin and adjacent land, none of the following diseases was clinically detected in the last 90 days prior to shipment: Bovine Rabies, Bovine Leukosis, IBR/IPV Complex, Bovine Viral Diarrhoea, Trichomoniasis, Campylobacteriosis, Leptospirosis, Scabies, Babesiosis, Johne´s Disease, and Q Fever. -Cattle were born and bred in the zone of origin or stayed on the farm for not less than 12 (twelve) months prior to export, or from birth. They were isolated under official supervision for 45 days preceding shipment, during which time period they showed no signs of transmissible disease and were given the following diagnostic tests with negative results, and also the treatments and inoculations listed below: Leptospirosis. Microagglutination serum test for endemic serovars for country of origin, agglutination to be less than 50% in 1/100 dilution; or treatment with two shots of dehydrostreptomycin in doses of 25 mg/kg live weight, 14 days apart, the second shot to be given within 3 days prior to shipment, or inoculation. Bovine Infectious Rhinotracheitis/ Infectious Pustular Vaginitis (IBR/IPV Complex): Seroneutralization test with titer less than 1:8, or ELISA, or inoculation. Bovine Viral Diarrhoea: Virus culture, or 2 (two) seroneutralization tests not less than 15 days apart. Bovine Leukosis: Two ELISA tests, or 2 (two) immunodiffusion tests in agar gel with glycoprotein antigen, not less than 15 days apart Johne’s disease: Fecal culture, ELISA, or two complement fixation tests not less than 30 days apart. If ELISA test result is positive, an ileocecal biopsy shall be performed with negative result. Blue Tongue: Immunodiffusion in agar gel, or seroneutralization, or ELISA. Campylobacteriosis (Vibriosis) and Trichomoniasis (T. fetus): Three prepuce sample cultures or vaginal mucus sample cultures, as appropriate, not less than seven days apart. Virgin bovines are excluded from this test. Tuberculosis: Caudal intradermal-reaction with mammal PPD, performed at the beginning of the isolation period. Brucellosis (Br. Abortus): Inoculated females more than 20 months old: slow tube agglutination with no titer equal to 30 Ut/ml or more, or complement fixation with no titer equal to 1/8 or more. Seminal plasma aglutination test. Parasitism: Anti endo-and ecto-parasite treatment with products of recognized efficacy. Caprine from the United States (Resolution 1260/1996) -Country of origin is officially declared free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease without inoculation, Bovine Plague, Ovine and Caprine Smallpox, Boma Disease, Akabane Disease, Heartwater (Cowdriosis), Rift Valley Fever, Contagious Agalaxia, Small Ruminant Plague, Nairobi Disease, Caprine Contagious Pleuropneumonia, and Brucella mellitensis. -Caprines exported to Chile are neither offspring nor blood relations of animals in flocks where Scrapies has been detected, and have not been exposed to, nor in contact with, ovines or farms where such disease has occurred. -Caprines come from farms where no cases of brucellosis or tuberculosis have occurred in the last 12 months. -At the farm of origin and adjacent land, no clinical signs of the following diseases were detected in the last 90 days prior to shipment: Blue Tongue, Caprine Arthritis/Encephalitis, Maedi-Visna, Contagious Ecthyma, Campylobacteriosis (C. fetus) Leptospirosis, Scabies, and Johne´s Disease. -Caprines were born or bred in the zone of origin or stayed on the farm for not less than 12 (twelve) months prior to export. -Caprines were isolated under official supervision for 45 days preceding shipment, during which period they showed no signs of transmissible disease, and were given the following diagnostic tests with negative results, and also the treatments and inoculations listed below: Leptospirosis. Microagglutination serum test for endemic serovars icterohemorrhagicae, Pomona, Hardjo, and grippotyphosa, agglutination to be less than 50% in 1/100 dilution, or effective anti- leptospire treatment (describe), or inoculation. Caprine Arthritis/Encephalitis: ELISA test or immunodiffusion. Johne’s disease: Fecal culture, or ELISA test, or two complement fixation tests not less than 15 days apart. (If ELISA test result is positive, an ileocecal biopsy shall be performed with negative result.) Maedi-Visna: Immunodiffusion in agar gel, or ELISA test. Campylobacteriosis (C. fetus): Prepuce or vaginal sample culture. Blue tongue: Immunodiffusion, or ELISA, or seroneutralization. Parasitism: Anti endo-and ecto-parasite treatment with products of proved efficacy. Equine permanent transfer (Resolution 1486/1992): -Country of origin is officially declared free from African Equine Plague, Dourine, Glanders, Equine Smallpox, Epizootic Lymphangitis, Trypanosomiasis (T. brucei and T. congolensis). Nagana and Japanese Encephalitis -Zone of origin is declared free from Boma Disease. -At farm of origin and adjacent land, no clinical evidence of the following diseases was detected in the last 90 days prior to shipment: Equine Infectious Anaemia, Equine Encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western, and Venezuela), Myeloidosis, Vesicular Stomatitis, Rabies, Piroplasmosis, Surra (Tripanosoma evansi), Equine Influenza, Equine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, (Salmonella abortus equi), Contagious Equine Metritis, Equine Viral Arteritis, Coital Vesicular Exanthema, EquineViral Rhinopneumonitis, and Bacterial Ulcerous Lymphangitis. -Equines were born and bred in the zone of origin or stayed there uninterruptedly for not less than 6 months prior to export. They were isolated under official supervision for not less than 30 days preceding shipment, during which period they showed no signs of transmissible disease, and were given the following diagnostic tests with negative results, and also the treatments and inoculations listed below: Equine Infectious Anaemia: Immunodiffusion in agar gel (Coggins test). Equine Encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western, and Venezuela): Non-inoculated animals: seroneutralization, or complement fixation (with titers lower than 1:10). Inoculated animals: certification that immunization was performed between 15 and 60 days prior to shipment with vaccine containing all viruses present in the country of origin. Vesicular Stomatitis: ELISA test, or seroneutralization. Equine Viral Rhinopneumonitis: Seroneutralization test in 1.10 dilution, or complement fixation, with titers lower than 1:8, or immunization performed not more than 12 months or less than 30 days prior to shipment. Surra (T. evansi): Indirect immunofluorescence test. Pyroplasmosis: Complement fixation test or immunodiffusion in agar gel, indirect immunofluorescence, or ELISA. Salmonellosis (Salmonella abortus equi): Seroagglutination test, with titers below 1/320, or bacteriological diagnosis (isolation). Leptospirosis. Microagglutination serum test for endemic serovars for country of origin, agglutination to be less than 50% in 1/100 dilution; or treatment with two shots of dehydrostreptomycin in doses of 25 mg/kg live weight, 14 days apart, the second shot to be given within 3 days prior to shipment. Equine Viral Enteritis: Seroneutralization, with titers equal to or less than 1:4. Uncastrated equines of reproductive age: Isolation of causal agent through three serial tests at 7-day intervals, with samples obtained from: Females: Clitoris fossa and clitoris sinuses after washing the perineum. With non-pregnant mares, at least one smear shall be performed with material from the wall of the uterus or cervical canal, having first thoroughly washed the perineal area. Males: Penis (prepuce and navicular fossa). Urethra (urethral fossa) or pre-ejaculation liquid. Contagious Equine Metritis: Uncastrated equines of reproductive age: Isolation of causal agent through three serial tests at 7-day intervals, with samples obtained from Females: Clitoris fossa and clitoris sinuses after washing the perineum. With non-pregnant mares, at least one smear shall be performed with material from the wall of the uterus or cervical canal, having first thoroughly washed the perineal area. Males: Penis (prepuce and navicular fossa). Urethra (urethral fossa) or pre-ejaculation liquid. Parasitism: Anti endo- and ecto-parasite treatment with products of proved efficacy. Equine Influenza: Inoculation with bivalent inactivated vaccine, applied between 6 months and 30 days prior to shipment. - The foregoing diagnostic tests shall be performed at official or officially recognized laboratories and will not be required if country of origin is free from the disease concerned, which fact shall be certified. -Livestock shall not be immunized with live-germ vaccines except anti Rhinopneumonitis vaccine. -At the time of shipment, specimens showed no signs of transmissible diseases. -Equines were transported from farm of origin to point of shipment under official supervision by the competent sanitary authority, in sealed vehicles washed and disinfected prior to use, having had no contact with animals not included in the export lot. Equine (temporary stay) (Resolution 1808/1990) - Equines come from, have traveled through, or stayed in, countries free from African Horse Sickness (African Equine Plague), Glanders, Dourine, Horse Pox, Boma Disease, Epizootic Lymphangitis, Myeloidosis, Trypanosomiasis (T. brucei and T. congolense), and Japanese Encephalitis. -Country or countries where equines have stayed in the past 60 days shall be specified. -At farms where equines have stayed and adjacent farms, no clinical evidence of the following diseases was detected in the last 90 days prior to shipment: Equine Infectious Anaemia, Equine Encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western, and Venezuela), Contagious Vesicular Stomatitis, Rabies, Babesiosis (Piroplasmosis), other Trypanosomiasis, Equine Viral Rhinopneumonitis, Bacterial Ulcerous Lymphangitis, Equine Viral Arteritis, Horse Mange, Equine Influenza, Equine Parainfluenza, Contagious Abortion (Salmonella abortus equi) Leptospirosis, Contagious Equine Metritis. -Equines shall not have shown signs of transmissible diseases at the time of shipment or in the 30 preceding days, -Sanitary practices that shall be performed thereon: Equine Encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western, and Venezuela): Seroneutralization test or complement fixation with negative results (titers less than 1:10) within 10 days prior to shipment. If animals are inoculated, a certification showing that immunization was performed between 15 and 60 days prior to shipment must be provided. -Country of origin. If inoculated against Venezuela virus, vaccine efficacy shall be shown by taking a seroneutralization test or a complement fixation test to detect antibodies with titers above 1:40. Equine Influenza: Inoculation with bivalent inactivated vaccine, applied between 30 days and one year prior to shipment. Equine Rhinopneumonitis: Seroneutralization test to detect antibodies with negative results (titers less than 1.10) not more than 10 days prior to shipment, or immunization performed not less than 30 days or more than one year prior to shipment, which may be live-germ vaccine. Equine Infectious Anaemia: Coggins test within 30 days prior to shipment. Contagious vesicular Stomatitis: Complement fixation or seroneutralization test with negative result within 30 days prior to shipment. Equine Viral Arteritis: Seroneutralization, with titers equal to or less than 1:2 within 10 days prior to shipment, Country of origin certificate; If inoculated against Venezuela virus, vaccine efficacy shall be shown by taking a seroneutralization test or a complement fixation test to detect antibodies with titers above 1:40. Equine Influenza: Inoculation with bivalent inactivated vaccine, applied between 30 days and one year prior to shipment. Equine Rhinopneumonitis: Seroneutralization test to detect antibodies with negative results (titers less than 1.10) not more than 10 days prior to shipment, or immunization performed not less than 30 days or more than one year prior to shipment, which may be live-germ vaccine. Equine Infectious Anaemia: Coggins test within 30 days prior to shipment. Contagious vesicular Stomatitis: Complement fixation or seroneutralization test with negative result within 30 days prior to shipment. Equine Viral Arteritis: Seroneutralization, with titers equal to or less than 1:2 within 10 days prior to shipment. Salmonellosis (Salmonella abortus equi): Seroagglutination test, with result below 1:300, within 10 days prior to shipment. Contagious Equine Metritis: Isolation of causal agent through three serial tests at 7-day intervals, with samples obtained from: Females: Clitoris fossa and clitoris sinuses after washing the perineum. With non-pregnant mares, at least one smear shall be performed with material from the wall of the uterus or cervical canal, having first carefully washed the perineal area. Males: Prepuce, urethra, penis (including navicular fossa), urethral fossa, ejaculation liquid. -Sanitary certification shall have been issued by the competent sanitary authority in each country where equines have stayed, as appropriate. -Upon arrival in Chile, equines shall remain in quarantine for a period of not less than three days. Equines coming from the United States (Resolution 1030/1997) -Country of origin is officially declared free of African Equine Plague, Dourine, Glanders, Equine Smallpox, Epizootic Lymphangitis, Myeloidosis, Nagana, Trypanosomiasis (T. brucei and T. congolensis), Contagious Equine Metritis, Contagious Meningoencephalitis (Boma), and Japanese Encephalitis. -At the state of origin no cases of Contagious Vesicular Stomatitis have been reported in the 60 days prior to export. -At the farm of origin and adjacent land, none of the following diseases were detected in the 90 days prior to shipment: Equine Infectious Anaemia, Equine Encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western, and Venezuela), Rabies, Piroplasmosis, Surra (Tripanosoma evansi), Equine Influenza, Equine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, (Salmonella abortus equi), Equine Viral Arteritis, Coital Vesicular Exanthema, Equine Viral Rhinopneumonitis, and Bacterial Ulcerous Lymphangitis. -Equines were born and bred in the United States or Canada or else stayed in the United States or Canada uninterruptedly for not less than 6 months prior to export. -Equines were quarantined under official supervision at farm of origin or other officially approved facility for not less than 30 days preceding shipment. -During the isolation period, equines were given the following diagnostic tests with negative results, and also the treatments and inoculations listed below; if equines remained in isolation and under official supervision, test validity may be extended to 45 days. Equine Infectious Anaemia: Immunodiffusion in agar gel (Coggins test). Equine Encephalomyelitis (Eastern, Western, and Venezuela): Seroneutralization, or complement, followed by tests to determine treatment efficacy. Fixation with negative titer1:10 in both tests. Inoculated animals: Certification that immunization was performed between 15 and 60 days prior to shipment with vaccine containing all viruses present in country of origin. Equine Viral Rhinopneumonitis: Seroneutralization test in 1/10 dilution, or complement fixation, with titers below 1:8, or immunization performed not more than 24 months or less than 30 days prior to shipment. Pyroplasmosis: Complement fixation test in 1/8 dilution or indirect immunofluorescence. Salmonellosis (Salmonella abortus equi): Seroagglutination test with titers below 1/320, or bacteriological isolation. Leptospirosis. Microagglutination serum test for endemic serovars for country of origin, agglutination to be less than 50% in 1/100 dilution; or treatment with effective anti-leptospirae antibiotic. Equine Viral Enteritis: Seroneutralization, with titers equal to or less than 1:4. “In the case of vaccinated stallions, the following shall be certified: (a)For sexually immature males: serological negativity prior to accination. (b) For sexually mature males: serological negativity prior to vaccination and negative viral isolation test of semen sample.” (Text added under Resolution No. 103, of April 15, 1997) Equine Influenza: Inoculation applied between 6 months and 30 days prior to shipment. Parasitism: Treatment for all stages of development of internal and external parasites existing in the area. Importation of pigs procured by hysterotomy (Resolution 1066/1997) Piggeries are free of Respiratory Corona virus and Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome Ovine for reproduction (Resolution 487/2000) -Country of origin is officially declared free of Foot-and-Mouth Disease without inoculation (or region is internationally recognized as free of Foot-and-Mouth Disease), Bovine Plague, Sheep and Goat Pox, Rift Valley Fever, Small Ruminant Plague, and Nairobi Fever by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE) - The region of origin is officially recognized as free from Contagious Agalaxia, Blue Tongue, Vesicular Stomatitis, Cowdriosis (Heartwater), Akabane Disease, Borna Disease -At the farm of origin no cases of Scrapie have occurred in the past 3 years. Ovines are not offspring or related by blood to animals belonging to flocks where such disease has not occurred, nor have they been exposed to, or been on, farms where diseased animals have been. -At the farm of origin no cases of Pulmonary Adenomatosis or Johne´s Disease have occurred in the past two years. -The farm of origin is free from Brucella mellitensis, Brucella ovis, Salmonella abortus ovis, Enzootic Abortion of Ewes, and Maedi Visna. -At the farm of origin and adjacent land, no clinical evidence has been found of the following: Contagious Ecthyma, Campylobacteriosis (C. fetus), Leptospirosis, and mange, in the 90 days prior to shipment. -Ovines were born and bred in the region of origin or stayed there for not less than 6 months prior to export. They were isolated under official supervision for 45 days preceding shipment, during which period they showed no signs of transmissible diseases, and were given the following diagnostic tests with negative results, and the treatments and inoculations listed below: Blue tongue: Immunodiffusion in agar gel or ELISA. Leptospirosis: Effective antimicrobial treatment. Paratuberculosis: ELISA test. Contagious Agalaxia: showed no signs of ELISA test. Brucellosis Br. Melitensis and Br. Ovis Complement fixation. Salmonella abortus ovis: Complement fixation assay. Ovine Enzootic Abortion: Complement fixation assay Maedi visna: ELISA test. Q Fever: Complement fixation or ELISA test. Toxoplasmosis: ELISA test. Parasitism: Endo- and ecto-parasite treatment with products of proved efficacy. Pigs destined for reproduction (Resolution 685/1994) -Country of origin is officially declared free of African Swine Plague, Teschen Disease, Swine Vesicular Disease, Bovine Plague, Vesicular Stomatitis, and Classic Swine Fever -The area of origin is officially recognized as free of Foot-and-Mouth Disease without inoculation and Vesicular Stomatitis -The farm of origin is officially free of Brucellosis, Tuberculosis, Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE), Porcine Respiratory Coronavirus (PRCV), Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, and Aujeszky’s Disease without inoculation. -At the farm of origin no clinical cases or positive serological diagnoses of Swine Infertility and Respiratory Syndrome (SIRS) or Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) have occurred. -At the farm of origin and adjacent land, no clinical evidence has been found of the following diseases within 6 (six) months prior to shipment of pigs to Chile: Leptospirosis, Atrophic Rhinitis of Pigs, Porcine Mycoplasmosis (Enzootic Pneumonia), Pleuropneumonia (Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae), Influenza, Parainfluenza, Toxoplasmosis, Salmonellosis, Pasteurellosis, Porcine Dysentery (Serpulina hyodisenteriae), and Swine Erysipelas. -The swine were born and bred in the region of origin and stayed there from birth. They were isolated under official supervision for 45 days preceding shipment, during which period they showed no signs of transmissible diseases, and were given the following diagnostic tests with negative results, and the treatments and inoculations listed below: Leptospirosis: Negative microagglutination in 1/400 dilution for endemic serovars for country of origin, or treatment with two shots of dehydrostreptomycin in doses of 25 mg/kg live weight, 14 days apart, the second shot to be given within 3 days prior to shipment, or inoculation. Brucellosis (Brucella Suis): Complement fixation with no titer equal to 1/8 or more, or ELISA test, or Rose Bengal test. For males over 12 months old, in addition to the above, seminal plasma agglutination test. Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE) and Porcine Respiratory Coronavirus (PRCV): ELISA test or seroneutralization assay. Aujeszky’s Disease: ELISA test or seroneutralization assay. Porcine Erysipelas: Inoculation with bacterine between 15 and 60 days prior to shipment Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS): two ELISA tests 21 days apart. Parasitism: Endo- and ecto-parasite treatment with products of known efficacy.(Amended under Resolution No. 317/03) Pigs from the U.S. destined for reproduction (Resolution 1994/1994) -Country of origin is officially declared free of African Swine Plague, Teschen Disease, and Foot - and - Mouth Disease without inoculation, Swine Vesicular Disease, Bovine Plague, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, and Classic Swine Fever - The area of origin is officially recognized as free of Vesicular Stomatitis by the International Office of Epizootics and recognized as such by Chile. - The farm of origin is officially free from Brucellosis and Aujeszky’s Disease without inoculation. -At the farm of origin no clinical cases have occurred of the following diseases: Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (SIRS or PRRS), Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE) Porcine Respiratory Coronavirus (PRCV) or Tuberculosis in the past 2 years. -At farm of origin and adjacent land, no clinical evidence has been found of the following diseases within 6 (six) months prior to shipment of swine to Chile: Leptospirosis, Atrophic Rhinitis of Pigs, Porcine Mycoplasmosis (Enzootic Pneumonia), Pleuropneumonia (Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae), Influenza, Parainfluenza, Toxoplasmosis, Salmonellosis, Pasteurellosis, Porcine Dysentery (Serpulina hyodisenteriae), and Swine Erysipelas. -The swine were born and bred in the region of origin and stayed there from birth. They were isolated under official supervision for 45 days preceding shipment, during which period they showed no signs of transmissible diseases, and were given the following diagnostic tests with negative results, and also the treatments and inoculations listed below: Leptospirosis: Negative microagglutination in 1/400 dilution for endemic serovars for country of origin, or treatment with two shots of dehydrostreptomycin in doses of 25 mg/kg live weight, 14 days apart, the second shot to be given within 3 days prior to shipment, or inoculation. Brucellosis (Brucella Suis): Complement fixation with no titer equal to 1/8 or more, or ELISA test, or Rose Bengal test. Males over 12 months old: in addition to the above, seminal plasma agglutination test. Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE) and Porcine Respiratory Coronavirus (PRCV): ELISA test or seroneutralization assay. Aujeszky’s Disease: ELISA test or seroneutralization assay. Porcine Erysipelas: Inoculation with bacterine between 15 and 60 days prior to shipment Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS): Two ELISA tests 21 days apart. 6.7 Parasitism: Endo- and ecto-parasite treatment with products of recognized efficacy. (Amended under Resolution No. 317/03) Animal Products Pet Food (Resolution 1113/2002) The animal Food must be packed and sealed, display a guarantee label in Spanish and show the expiration date. Pet food, that contains ingredients of animal origin, also must establish on the sanitary certificate that: It comes from a country free of BSE and Scrapie, or does not contain any ruminant origin ingredients. Improved Pet food that contains meat or bone meal of ruminant origin must have been reduced to a maximum size of 50 mms and then been subject to a hot vapor treatment of at least 133 ºC for at least 20 minutes with an absolute pressure of three bares (Text added according to Resolution Nº 1113 of 04/15/2002) The products have been subjected to a treatment such that does impede the development of any pathogenic agent that affects animal health. Every shipment must certify that it has been subjected to a bacteriological analysis (Total count, total coliform, E.Coli and Salmonella SP), the results of which must be shown on the sanitary certificate or be attached to the corresponding documents. The content of aflotoxins can not exceed the maximum limit of 10ppb. Pet Chew products, of animal origin must certify that during their preparation they have been heated to reach 90ºC in the center of the product. Feed that contains only vegetable origin ingredients: Seed mixtures: must show a certificate of free sale and must comply with the agricultural requirements. Finished foods must comply with the certificate of free sale and the maximum limit of 10 ppb for aflotoxins. Bile and other culture media from animal origin (Resolution 3252/1994) -Prepared in an authorized laboratory. - Submitted to a process guaranteeing sterility thereof. -Bile and culture media shall be packed in sealed and labeled containers. Labels shall specify country and establishment of origin, product identification, quantity, and net weight. Cooked poultry meat (Resolution 1597/1997) -Has been slaughtered, processed and stored in facilities authorized by the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) and are under permanent control by a veterinarian. - Comes from birds recognized as free of transmissible diseases pre and post mortem. -Has been subject to a temperature of 70º Celsius for 30 minutes, at a minimum, measured in the center of the muscular mass. -Has been deboned. This will not be necessary if the meat comes from a country which has been declared officially free of Avian Pest and Newcastle’s Diseasse by the OIE and this condition has been recognized by Chile, this must be stated on the export sanitary certificate. -Only cold treatment has been used for conservation and at no time have antiseptics, antibiotics or other chemical or biological additives been used. -The primary and secondary packing must be sealed and the primary packaging materials labeled. The country and facility of origin, identity of the product and net weight must be indicated. -The transport of meat from the production facility to the final destination in Chile has to be in vehicles or containers that can assure the sanitary conditions and hygiene. Fresh/Chilled Poultry meat (Resolution 685/1993) A. - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5. B. "FSIS Letterhead Certificate to Export Frozen or Chilled Poultry Meat to Chile" must accompany FSIS Form 9060-5. A guideline has been developed to assist with the preparation of this letterhead certificate. C. For poultry that have been vaccinated with a killed AI virus vaccine, an additional USDA letterhead certificate must be completed. A signed statement by the APHIS accredited industry veterinarian responsible for the flock of origin allows this addendum letterhead to be certified by the FSIS signing veterinarian. A guideline has been developed to assist with the preparation of this letterhead certificate. Note: Chile and the United Statres have negotiated a new sanitry certificate for frozen/fresh poultry meat, sample can be found in the Apendeix. Boneless Fresh/chilled Bovine meat (Resolution 833/2002) The following declarations must be included and can be found on FSIS form 2630-9 A. - Certification: Beef and beef-by-products - Obtain FSIS Form 9060-5, Export Certificate of Wholesomeness and the following FSIS Letterhead Certificate. The USDA quality grade designation as well as the name of the cut in Spanish and its equivalent Chilean grade designation must be included in the Product as Labeled entry on the FSIS 9060-5 and the Name of the Product entry on the FSIS Letterhead Certificate Labeling Requirements A. Beef labeling Cartons must have the following labeling information: 1. Name of cut in English and Spanish. Equivalent Chilean beef cut nomenclature must be provided on carton and product labels; a comparative beef nomenclature chart can be obtained from the FTA text. See page 28 to 33 and please read point 4 of Annex 3.17. 2. Establishment number, name, and address of the establishment where the product was packed. 3. Gross weight, net weight, and number of cuts in the carton. Product weights need to be stated in metric units.* 4. Day, month, and year of slaughter or packing. 5. USDA quality grade designation (cartons must contain only cuts of the same grade). 6. Equivalent Chilean grade designation must be provided on carton and product labels; grade designation comparison tables can be obtained from the FTA text. See page 28 to 33 and please read point 6 of Annex 3.17. 7. Equivalent Chilean grade designation is not required for ground beef and trimmings. The protective covering of the individual beef cuts inside the box must have the following labeling information: 8. Name of the cut. 9. Establishment number, name, and address of the establishment where the product was packed. 10. Day, month, and year of slaughter or packing. 11. USDA quality grade designation (has to be embossed into the protective covering).* Note: Applying labeling features to inner bags either requires inclusion of all required features in accordance with 9 CFR 317.2 or sketch approval for the deviation (absence of some features) according to 9 CFR 317.7 if all required features are not included. Labeling of inner bags can be done by using pressure sensitive labels which adhere to the inner bags. If pressure sensitive labels are used, they should stick well to the inner bag and not fall off when attached to vacuum-packaged or bagged products.* Equine meat (Resolution 1806/1990) -Country of origin must be officially declared free from Glanders, African Equine Plague, and Epizootic Lymphangitis by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE). -The animals from which the meat is sourced: * Were born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under permanent official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with the structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions that qualify them to export. * The animals have been inspected pre and post mortem and declared free from transmissible diseases. Ovine meat frozen or chilled (Resolution 1725/1990) -Country of origin has been recognized by Chile as free Foot-and-Mouth Disease and, in addition, declared free Rinderpest and Small Ruminant Plague. -The animals from which meats are sourced: * Were born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under permanent official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with the structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions outlined by SAG. * Have been inspected pre and post mortem and declared free from transmissible diseases. Wild boar meat (Resolution 2379/1997) * Country of origin is free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease without inoculation, African Swine Plague, Rinderpest, Swine Vesicular Disease, Teschen Disease, and Classic Swine Fever. Pork meat frozen or chilled (Resolution 3397/1998) The following declarations must be included and can be found on FSIS library - Shipments of fresh or frozen pork must be accompanied by FSIS Form 9060-5, Export Certificate of Wholesomeness with the follwing declarations: The country of origin has been declared free of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), African Swine Fever, Rinderpest, Swine Vesicular Disease, Teschen’s Disease, and Classical Swine Fever. The animals were born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country or in a zone with similar epidemiological conditions. The swine from which the meats come were inspected ante- and post-mortem and showed no evidence of systemic contagious or infectious diseases. The meat or meat food product specified hereon is from animals that received both ante- and postmortem inspection and were found sound and healthy and that it has been inspected and passed as provided by law and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is sound and wholesome. The meat was derived from carcasses that tested negative for trichinosis OR was subject to a freezing process or other process according to 9 CFR 318.10 that guarantees the destruction of the parasite (Trichinella spiralis) Note: Chile and the United Satates are in the process of negotiationg a new sanitary certificate, until such certificate is not finish, the United States is able to use the FSIS form 9060-5 plus the avobe declarations. Frog meat frozen or chilled (Resolution 1596/1997) - The sanitary authority of the country of origin certifies that the farms of origin are under official supervision and that no transmissible diseases, especially Red Leg (Aeromonas hydrophila) and Renal Adenocarcinoma (Lucke tumor) have appeared there in the past twelve (12) months. - Frog specimens from which meat is sourced have been inspected pre and post mortem and recognized as free from transmissible diseases. - Cold has been used only for purposes of conservation and no antiseptics, antibiotics, or other chemical or biological additives have been used at any time during the process. - After chilling or freezing, the meat has not been exposed to temperatures higher than 0°C, if chilled, or –18°C, if frozen. Upon arrival in Chile, temperature at center of muscle mass shall not be more than 4°C, if chilled, or –12°C, if frozen. Reptile meat frozen or chilled (Resolution 2380/1997) - Reptiles have stayed from birth or for not less than 12 months prior to slaughter or capture in the territory of the exporting country in an area that has not been under quarantine restrictions during this period for diseases affecting the species. - The reptiles from which the meat is sourced have been slaughtered or transported within 12 hours following capture to an establishment qualified for such a purpose by the competent zoosanitary authority, under permanent supervision by a veterinarian, and have been inspected and recognized as free from transmissible diseases. - Meats have been processed and stored in facilities authorized to operate by the competent zoosanitary authority of the country of origin and under permanent supervision by a veterinarian - Chilled meats have not been exposed to temperatures above 0°C, if chilled, or above –18°C, if frozen. Upon arrival in Chile, temperature at center of muscle mass shall not be more than 4°C, if chilled o,r – 12°C, if frozen. Bee wax (Resolution 1206/2005) -Country or area of origin shall be free of clinical evidence of the following diseases: * American Foulbrood (Paeibacillus larvae), European Foulbrood (Melissococcus pluton), Nosemosis (Nosema apis) -The wax imported has undergone lab tests to ensure absence of American Foulbrood spores and the microorganism that causes European Foulbrood. -Has been harvested and melted at 100°C for 30 minutes or has been irradiated with ionizing radiation or ionizing energy (gamma rays from radionucleids Co 60 or Cs 137; machine-generated X-rays at 5 MeV or less; machine-generated electrons at 10 MeV or less), in scientifically determined concentrations and times. -Free of bee remains and other débris. -Comes from apiaries that are free from American Foulbrood and European Foulbrood -Apiaries of origin are under official sanitary inspection and adhere to a monitoring program for diseases affecting bees. -Shall come in first-use airtight containers preventing contact with other products of apicultural origin. Cured meat (Resolution 1357/1994) -Country of origin is declared free from the following diseases by the Office of International Epizootics (OIE): * For beef jerky - Bovine Plague, Spongiform Encephalopathy, Rift Valley Fever, Contagious Bovine, Pleuropneumonia * For horse jerky - African Equine Plague, Glanders, Epizootic Lymphangitis, Melioidosis * For sheep jerky - Bovine Plague and Small Ruminant Plague * For poultry jerky - Avian Influenza, Velogenic Viscerotropic Newcastle Disease -The animals from which jerky is made - Are born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. - Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under permanent official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with the structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions as outlined by SAG. - Have been inspected pre and post mortem and recognized as free from transmissible diseases. - Meat shall proceed from carcasses that have undergone maturation at 2°C to 7°C at least, for 24 hours prior to butchering. * Jerky was processed at a qualified establishment and dried until the water/protein ratio does not exceed 2.25/1 at the most humid points. Canned meat and by-products (Resolution 395/1993) - The animals from which these canned items are sourced have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under permanent official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with adequate structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions outlined by SAG. - Have been inspected pre and post mortem and recognized as free from transmissible diseases. - Have undergone heat treatment to ensure commercial sterility Bovine hide (Resolution 2732/1994) - Country of origin shall be declared free from Bovine Plague, Contagious Nodular Dermatosis (lumpy skin disease), Foot-and-Mouth Disease from exotic viruses in the American continent, and Bovine Herpes Dermopathic Disease - The cattle from which the hides are sourced: * Are born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with structural, operational, and sanitary inspection requirements as outlined by the national sanitary authority. * Have been inspected pre and post mortem and declared free from Hypodermosis, Mange, Drill Worm, and other transmissible diseases. - Hides have received at least one of the following treatments: 1) Drying or salting for not less than 60 days. 2) Fumigation with formaldehyde vapor in an airtight location for not less than 24 hours. 3) Immersion for 24 hours in 1% formaldehyde solution. - In the event that hides come from a country recognized by Chile as free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease, the treatments will not be required and the fact shall be stated in the sanitary certificate for export. - Hides show no remains of bones, cartilages, meat particles, blood, dung, or other items unrelated to hides or products used for hide preparation or treatment. - Tanned, semi-tanned, wet-blue, or pickled hides need only to comply with the next provission. - Product transport from establishment of origin to destination in Chile shall be performed in vehicles or compartments ensuring maintenance of hygienic sanitary conditions. - Hides shall be covered by an official certificate issued at the time of shipment by the competent sanitary authority of the country of origin, certifying compliance with sanitary requirements and specifying country and facility of origin, product identification, quantity, and net weight. Equine hide (Resolution 2733/1994) - Country of origin shall be declared free from Horse Pox and Epizootic Lymphangitis by the Office of International Epizootics (OIE). -The animals from which the hides are sourced: * Are born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under official supervision by a veterinarian and complying with structure, operation, and sanitary inspection conditions qualifying it to export. * Have been inspected pre and post mortem and declared free from Mange, Habronemosis (summer sores), and other transmissible diseases. - Hides show no remains of bones, cartilages, meat particles, blood, earth, dung, or other items unrelated to hides or products used for hide preparation or treatment. - Hide transport from establishment of origin to destination in Chile shall be performed in vehicles or compartments ensuring maintenance of hygienic sanitary conditions. - Tanned, semi-tanned, wet-blue, or pickled hides need only comply with the provision below. - Hides shall be covered by an official certificate issued at the time of shipment by the competent sanitary authority of the country of origin, certifying compliance with sanitary requirements and specifying country and facility of origin, product identification, quantity, and net weight. Ovine hide (Resolution 2734/1994) - Country of origin shall be declared free from Small Ruminant Plague, Bovine Plague, Ovine Smallpox, Foot-and-Mouth Disease from exotic viruses in the American continent by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE) - The sheep from which the skins are sourced: * Are born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions outlined by the national sanitary authority. * Have been inspected pre and post mortem and declared free from Mange, Melophagus ovinus, and other transmissible diseases. - Skins have received any of the following treatments: * Drying or salting for not less than 60 days. * Fumigation with formaldehyde vapor in an airtight location for not less than 24 hours. * Immersion for 24 hours in 1% formaldehyde solution. -In the event that skins come from a country recognized by Chile as free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease, non of the treatmentsd will be required and the fact shall be stated in the sanitary certificate for export. - Skins show no remains of bones, cartilages, meat particles, blood, earth, dung, or other items unrelated to hides or products used for hide preparation or treatment. -Tanned, semi-tanned, wet-blue, or pickled skins and hides shall be covered by an official certificate issued at the time of shipment by the competent sanitary authority of the country of origin, certifying compliance with sanitary requirements and specifying country and facility of origin, product identification, quantity, and net weight. Pork hide (Resolution 3833/2003) - Country of origin shall be declared free of Foot-and-Mouth Disease from exotic viruses in the American continent and African swine fever. - The swine from which the skins are sourced: * Are born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with the structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions outlined bu the national sanitary authority. * Have been inspected pre and post mortem and declared free from transmissible diseases. - Skins have received at least of the following treatments: 1) Drying or salting for not less than 60 days. 2) Fumigation with formaldehyde vapor in an airtight location for not less than 24 hours. 3) Immersion for 24 hours in 1-% formaldehyde solution. -In the event that skins come from a country recognized by Chile as free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease, the actions described under item 3 above will not be required and the fact shall be stated in the sanitary certificate for export. - Skins show no remains of bones, cartilages, meat particles, blood, earth, dung, or other items unrelated to hides or products used for hide preparation or treatment. - Tanned, semi-tanned, wet-blue, or pickled skins need only comply with the provisions below. - Skin transport from establishment of origin to destination in Chile shall be performed in vehicles or compartments ensuring maintenance of hygienic sanitary conditions Meat extract, gland extract, meat or bone meal (Resolution 1735/2001) - The country of origin is declared free of Rift Valley Fever, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, and Scrapie by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE). -The animals from which meat extract, gland extract, meat meal, or bone meal are sourced: * Were born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under permanent official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with the structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions outlined by the national sanitary authority. * Have been inspected pre and post mortem and recognized as free from transmissible diseases. -The meat meal or bone meal shall be finely pulverized. Raw material shall be reduced to not more than 50 mm particle size before being heat treated; and the raw material reduced to the above particle size shall undergo heat treatment in a vapor-saturated atmosphere at not less than 133°C for not less than 20 minutes, at an absolute pressure of three bars. (Text added under Resolution No. 699/2001) - Packaging or containers shall be sealed and labeled. Labels shall specify country and facility of origin, product identification, and net weight. Glands, blood meal or lyophiled meat (Resolution 1598/1991) - The country of origin shall be recognized by Chile as free ofFoot-and-Mouth Disease. - Country of origin is declared free of Bovine Plague, Spongiform Encephalopathy, Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, Scrapie, Rift Valley Fever, African Swine Fever, Swine Vesicular Disease, Swine Vesicular Exanthema, Teschen Disease, Classic Swine Plague, Japanese Encephalitis, African Equine Plague, Glanders, Epizootic Lymphangitis, Melioidosis, Avian Influenza, pathogenic strains of Avian Influenza, and Velogenic Viscerotropic Newcastle Disease, by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE). -The animals or birds from which glands, blood meal, or liofilized or powdered meat are sourced: * Were born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under permanent official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions outlined by the national sanitary authority. *Have been inspected pre and post mortem and recognized as free from transmissible diseases. Feather meal (Resolution 3832/1992) - Product has undergone heat treatment ensuring destruction of specific agents that might be carried thereby at not less than 70°C for 45 minutes and possible cross-contamination has been avoided. - Poultry from which the feather meal is sourced * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under permanent official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with structural, operational, and sanitary inspection requirements outlined by the national sanitary authorities * Have been inspected pre and post mortem and recognized as free from transmissible diseases. - Certification of bacteriological tests is required that specify absence of pathogens. These must be performed at an official or officially recognized laboratory. Blood meal, hemoglobin, plasma, and other hemo- derivated powder (Resolution 2337/2003) - The country of origin is free from the diseases included in List A of the OIE that affect the species of product origin, and is recognized as such by Chile. - If the product is of bovine origin, the country or area is free of Spongiform Encephalopathy. - The animals from which the blood meal, hemoglobin, plasma, and other powdered blood byproducts are sourced: * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under permanent official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions outlined by the national sanitary authority * Have been inspected pre and post mortem and declared free from transmissible diseases. Eggs (Resolucion 1559/1995) - The country of origin is officially free from Fowl Plague (high pathogen strains of Avian Influenza) and Velogenic Viscerotropic Newcastle Disease before the International Office of Epizootics (OIE) and is recognized as such by Chile. . - Farm of origin is free from Salmonella Gallinarum Pullorumi and Enteritidis, and has presented no evidence of transmissible diseases in the past 180 days. - Eggs are infertile and have been washed and disinfected in sodium hypochlorite solution, with 100- 200 ppm chlorine concentration. - Packaging and containers shall be sealed and labeled. Labels shall specify country and farm of origin, detailed merchandise identification, and quantity. Royal jelly or bee glue (Resolution 986/1991) - Products have undergone laboratory tests to guarantee the absence of spores of microorganisms causing American Foulbrood, European Foulbrood, and Chalkbrood. - Nosema spore count has shown not more than one spore per square at magnification 400X and 50% dilution. - Containers are first-use and sealed and labeled. Labels shall specify product identification, quantity, and net weight. Juice and meat extracts (Resolution 811/2003) - In the case of meat juices or extracts from ruminants, country of origin must be declared free of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Scrapie by the International Office of Epizootics, and recognized as such by Chile. - The animals from which meat juices or extracts are sourced: * Were born, bred, and slaughtered in the exporting country. * Have been slaughtered at a slaughterhouse under permanent official supervision by a veterinarian and comply with the structural, operational, and sanitary inspection conditions outlined by the national sanitary authority. - Have been inspected pre and post mortem and recognized as free from transmissible diseases Wool (Resolution 3251/2004) - Country of origin is declared free from Rinderpest, Small Ruminant Plague, Ovine and Caprine Smallpox, Foot-and-Mouth Disease from exotic viruses in the American continent, by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE). - Wool has undergone at least one of the following treatments: * Fumigation with formaldehyde vapor in an airtight location for not less than 24 hours. * Immersion for 24 hours in 1% formaldehyde solution. * Industrial washing by immersion in serial baths with water, soap, and soda or potash. - In the event that hides come from a country or area recognized by Chile as free from Foot-and-Mouth Disease, the treatments described above will not be required and the fact shall be stated in the sanitary certificate for export. Milk and dairy products (Resolution 1194/2001) - Milk and milk products come from a country or area declared free of Rinderpest by the OIE and this sanitary condition is recognized by Chile according to Resolution 1150, 2000. - In countries or areas with FMD, milk comes from herds that were not subjected to restrictions for FMD at the time the milk was collected. - The milk has been processed in an establishment authorized by the competent health authorities and qualifies for export to Chile according to Resolution 3138, 1999. Honey (Resolution 2531/1994) - Honey has undergone laboratory tests to ensure absence of spores of microorganisms that cause American Foulbrood. - Has been harvested by centrifuging and has undergone settling and filtering. - Is free of bee remains, wax, and other débris. - Is sourced from apiaries free from
Posted: 15 February 2012