Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

A Lastest News about Swine, Pigs in Malaysia

Posted on: 15 Feb 2012

On July 1, 2011 Malaysia’s veterinary authority imposed on-site inspection requirement for foreign pork abattoirs.

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: 12/31/2011 GAIN Report Number: MY1016 Malaysia Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification FAIRS Export Certificate Report 2011 Approved By: Chris P. Rittgers Prepared By: Loh Lee Pin Report Highlights: On July 1, 2011 Malaysia’s veterinary authority imposed on-site inspection requirement for foreign pork abattoirs. Pork product imports are only allowed from abattoirs that have been inspected and approved by the Department of Veterinary Services. On December 14, Malaysia notified the WTO on a regulation related to halal certification and labeling. Section I. List of All Export Certificates Required By Government (Matrix) : Product(s) Title of Certificate Attestation Required on Certificate Pur Req pos uesti e ng Min istry (1) Milk Export Certificate for Animal Please refer to Section III Hea Min and Milk Products lth istry Products (VS FORM 16-4 MAR 2010) & of Vet Agri OR erin cult ary ure, Sanitary Certificate for Exports from Mal USDA, Agricultural Marketing aysi Service a & Additional certificate for soft Min cheeses: istry Certificate of Analysis for Listeria of monocytogenes by competent Heal authority of the exporting country th, Mal aysi a (2) Beef Meat and Poultry Export Certificate Please refer to FSIS Export Library : Hea Min of wholesomeness Meat Poultry Export Requirements for lth istry Certificate Malaysia & of (FSIS Form 9060-5) (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations Vet Agri _&_Policies/Malaysian_Requirements erin cult /index.asp) ary ure, Mal aysi a Halal Export Certificate & Min istry of Heal V th, et Mal erin aysi ary a Min istry of Agri cult ure, Mal aysi a (3) Poultry Meat and Poultry Export Certificate Please refer to FSIS Export Library : Vet Min or bird of wholesomeness Meat Poultry Export Requirements for erin istry carcasses, (FSIS Form 9060-5) Malaysia ary of products (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations & Agri or part _&_Policies/Malaysian_Requirements Hea cult thereof /index.asp) lth ure, (frozen, Mal dried, aysi dehydrated a Halal Export Certificate , & salted, Min pickled, istry smoked or of value - Heal added) Hal th, al Mal Cer aysi tific a ate Min istry of Agri cult ure, Mal aysi a (4) Frozen Veterinary Health Certificate Please refer to FSIS Export Library : Vet Min pork, Meat Poultry Export Requirements for erin istry dried, Malaysia ary of dehydrated (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations Agri , salted, _&_Policies/Malaysian_Requirements cult pickled or /index.asp) ure, smoked Mal pork; or aysi pork a products thereof & Min istry of Heal th, Mal aysi a (5) Table Veterinary Health Certificate Please refer FSIS Export Library : Vet Min eggs; Export Requirements for Egg Products erin istry frozen (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_ ary of liquid &_policies/Requirements_for_Egg_Pr Agri eggs; oducts/index.asp) cult salted, ure, pickled Mal or aysi a century eggs; egg powder or egg products thereof (6) Pet Export Certificate for Animal Please refer to USDA : APHIS : VS Vet Min food Products International Animal Product Export erin istry Regulations for Malaysia ary of (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulation Agri s/vs/iregs/products/downloads/my_pf. cult pdf) ure, Mal aysi a (7) Day- Veterinary Health Certificate Please refer to Section III Vet Min old chicks erin istry ary of Agri cult ure, Mal aysi a (8) Animal Veterinary Health Certificate Please refer to USDA : APHIS : VS Vet Min By- International Animal Product Export erin istry Products; Regulations for Malaysia ary of Bone (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulation Agri meal/flour, s/vs/iregs/products/downloads/my_req cult meat meal, uirements.pdf) ure, horn, hoof, Mal feather or aysi blood a meal of caprine, ovine or avian origin (Please note that the Malaysian Veterinary authority imposed a ban on processed bovine proteins such as meat and bone meal, meat meal, bone meal, blood meal, hoof meal and horn meal due to the detection of BSE in the United States.) (9) Swine Veterinary Health Certificate Please refer to Vet Min (breeding) USDA : APHIS : VS International erin istry Animal Export Regulations for ary of Malaysia Agri (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulation cult s/vs/iregs/animals/downloads/my_po_ ure, fed_my.pdf) Mal aysi (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulation a s/vs/iregs/animals/downloads/my_po_ state_sarawak_my.pdf) (10) Veterinary Health Certificate Please refer to Vet Min Porcine USDA : APHIS : VS International erin istry Semen Animal Export Regulations for ary of Malaysia Agri (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulation cult s/vs/iregs/animals/downloads/my_po_ ure, se_fed_my.pdf) Mal aysi a (11) Veterinary Health Certificate Please refer to Vet Min Rabbits USDA : APHIS : VS International erin istry Animal Export Regulations for ary of Malaysia Agri (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulation cult s/vs/iregs/animals/downloads/my_or.p ure, df) Mal aysi a (12) Veterinary Health Certificate Please refer to Section III Vet Min Horses erin istry ary of Agri cult ure, Mal aysi a (13) Fish Health Certificate A declaration or statement by Federal Hea Min and or State Health Agency that the lth istry seafood consignment is safe for human of products consumption. Heal th, For shrimps and prawns; crab and crab Mal products; whether in shell or not, live, aysi fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or a in brine, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water: Additional declaration or statement that the consignment is free from Chloramphenicol (14) Tree Phytosanitary Certificate To certify that the plant products are Pla Min Nuts (APHIS - PPQ Form 577) free from quarantine pests, and nt istry (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_e conform with the current Hea of xport/plants/plant_exports/export_cer phytosanitary regulations of the lth Agri tificates_forms.shtml) importing country. cult ure, Mal aysi a Section II. Purpose of Specific Export Certificate(s) Please refer to the Matrix under Section I. Section III. Specific Attestations Required on Export Certificate(s) 1. Milk and Milk Products A. Veterinary Health Certificate - the country of origin or part of country or state of origin has been free from foot and mouth disease and rinderpest for the past twelve (12) months prior to and till the date of export; - the milk or milk products were derived from aherds/flocks that have been kept in the country in the preceding twelve (12) months prior to export; the farm of origin have been certified free from tuberculosis and brucellosis by the Government Veterinary Authority of the exporting country; - the animals were found to be healthy and free from any clinical sign of infectious or contagious diseases (including ectoparasites) at the time of milking; - the milk or milk products were processed and packed in the a plant that has been approved for export by the competent authority of the exporting country (the name, address and establishment number of the plant as well as batch/lot number and date of production must be clearly stated in the certificate); - the milk or milk products were processed, packed and stored under sanitary condition and do not contain any preservative, coloring matter, residue or any foreign substance or harmful material injurious to health and that every precaution had been taken to prevent contamination during the processing, packing, storing and handling prior to export; - The milk or milk products shall undergo following process ; In case of milk or cream for human consumption, the milk used has been treated by ultra high temperature (UHT) at a minimum of 132oC for at least 1 second or by simple high temperature short time pasteurisation (HTST) at 72 oC for at least 15 seconds for milk with pH less than 7.0 or double HTST for milk with pH 7 or over; Milk for animal consumption has been subjected to either double HTST or in case of simple HTST or UHT, this was combined with either physical treatment to maintain pH 6 for at least 1 hour or additional heating to at least 72 oC combined with desiccation; - in the case of milk or milk products intended for human consumption; that the milk or milk products destined for export to Malaysia are wholesome and fit for human consumption; - in the case of milk or milk products intended for purposes other than for human consumption; should be clearly identified and labeled (in RED) as "unfit for human consumption" or "not for human consumption" or "for animal use only" or "animal feeds" or "stock feeds". B. Sanitary Certificate for Export The United States of America is free from Foot & Mouth Disease and Rinderpest; The product was manufactured in facilities inspected and approved by the competent authority and subjected to regular audits or inspections aimed at ensuring that the processing is properly and hygienically carried out, to produce a product that is fit for human consumption; The product was manufactured from milk that received a pasteurization treatment or adequate safeguards have been taken with the aim of avoiding public health hazards arising from pathogenic organisms associated with milk; To the best of our knowledge, the product contains no harmful levels of contaminants; 2. Day-old chicks A. Veterinary Health Certificate - the country or part of country or state of origin has been continuously free from Newcastle disease and fowl plague for the past twelve (12) months prior to and till the date of export; - the chicks were hatched from eggs derived from a registered farm which is accredited to be free from Salmonella pullorum, Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella gallinarum dan Salmonella typhimurium; and no case of fowl cholera, infectious bronchitis, infectious laryngotracheitis, infectious bursal disease, marek's disease, egg drop syndrome, swollen head syndrome, avian encephalomyelitis, salmonellosis and mycoplasmosis had been diagnosed or occurred on the farm in the preceding six (6) months prior to export; - the chicks were hatched in a hatchery approved by the veterinary authority of the country of export and that no eggs from any other farm have been hatched in the same incubator at the same time; - the eggs and incubators used in the hatchery have been fumigated and disinfected prior to incubation; - the chicks were packed direct from the incubator in the hatchery into satisfactory clean and new disposable boxes for export, and had no contact with any bird other than day-old chicks originating from the same hatchery; - the day-old chicks destined for export to Malaysia have not been vaccinated against any disease except Marek's disease, using vaccine that is approved by the veterinary authority of the exporting country; - the day-old chicks destined for export to Malaysia have been examined by the registered veterinarian and found to be healthy and free from any clinical sign of infectious or contagious disease at the time of export. 3. Horses A. Veterinary Health Certificate - the country or part of country or area/farm of origin has been free from African horse sickness, Western, Eastern, and Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis for the past two (2) years immediately preceding the date of export, and no vaccination is permitted in the country against African horse sickness; - the country or part of country or area/farm of origin has been free from glanders for the past twelve (12) months prior to date of export; OR the animals have been tested with mallein with negative result(s) within 10 days immediately preceding export; - the country or part of country or area/farm of origin has been free from trypanosomes for the past twelve (12) months immediately preceding the date of export; OR the animals have been tested for trypanosomes by inoculation of whole blood into mice/rats and examined by Giemsa stained blood smears every alternate day for a period of twenty-eight (28) days with negative results; - the country or part of country or area/farm of origin has been free from contagious equine metritis for the past twelve (12) months immediately preceding the date of export; OR The animals have never been mated and is gelded; OR the animals have been tested for the casual agent of contagious equine metritis by bacterial culture with negative results; - the animals have been kept in an area or farm where no cases of diseases stated below occurred for the past twelve (12) months: a) equine encephalomyelitis b) vesicular stomatitis and c) equine viral arteritis - the animals have been examined within forty-eight (48) hours of export and found to be healthy and free from clinical signs of any infectious or contagious disease including glanders, epizootic lymphangitis, ulcerative lymphangitis, dourine, horse-pox, sarcoptic mange, influenza, ringworm,strangles, infectious equine anaemia, equine encephalomyelitis, vesicular stomatis and equine viral arteritis; - The country or part of country or area/farm of origin has been free from equine infectious anemia and equine viral arteritis for the past twelve (12) month prior to date of export OR the animals have been tested in the laboratory approved by the government authority for the following diseases; a) Equine infectious anemia by immunodifusion (coggins)test with negative results within 30 days preceding export. b) Equine viral arteritis by serum neutralization test with negative results at dilution of 1 in 4 within 10 days preceding export. - the best of veterinary surgeon's knowledge and belief that, during the 3 months immediately preceding export, the animals have not suffered from any of the diseases listed below, have been in any premise farm on which these diseases have not occurred, nor had the horses otherwise been exposed to the risk of infection with these diseases: equine infectious anemia, equine viral encephalomyelitis, rabies, scabies,anthrax, glanders, dourine, strangles, epizootic lymphangitis, ulcerative lymphangitis, equine rhinopneumonitis, equine viral arteritis, babesiosis (piroplasmosis), Getah virus infection or any other diseases of equines notifiable in the country; - the animals have not been vaccinated with any vaccine within one (1) month of the date of shipment. Section IV. Government Certificate’s Legal Entry Requirements 1. Each consignment of milk or milk products shall be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate dated within thirty (30) days of import and signed or endorsed by a competent veterinary officer of the Government Veterinary Authority of the country of export. Additional requirement for soft cheeses: Certificate of Analysis (COA) All cheese made from unpasteurized milk imported into Malaysia must be accompanied by a Health Certificate and Certificate of Analysis (Listeria monocytogenes) All soft/semi soft cheeses made from pasteurized milk imported into Malaysia must be accompanied by a Health Certificate and Certificate of Analysis (Listeria monocytogenes) 2. Each consignment of day-old chicks shall be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate dated within thirty (30) days of import and signed or endorsed by a competent veterinary officer of the Government Veterinary Authority of the country of export. 3. The consignment of animals (horses) shall be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate issued by a competent Veterinary Officer of the government veterinary authority of the country of export. 4. Each consignment of fish and seafood products shall be accompanied by a health certificate issued by Federal or State Health Agency. 5. Each consignment of tree nuts shall be accompanied by a Phytosanitary Certificate issued by agencies in-charge of quarantine in the exporting country/state. Section V. Other Certification/Accreditation Requirements 1. For Halal certification for meat and poultry products, Please refer to FSIS Export Library : Meat Poultry Export Requirements for Malaysia: (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/Export_Information/index.asp) 2. Horses: A. Identity The animals should have an identity certificate or passport by a registered veterinary surgeon in the country of origin and further endorsed by a Government Veterinary Authority describing the age, breed, sex, colour, markings or other points of identification of the horses. B. Description of Animal The consigment of animal shall be accompanied by a certificate containing a full description or identification of the animals. C. Declaration by Master/Captain of the Ship/Aircraft The consignment of animals shall be accompanied by a certificate from the master/captain of the ship or aircraft in which the animals were carried stating that: - the animals have been embarked at port or airport in U.S.A. and had not landed at any intermediate port or airport during the flight/voyage to Malaysia. Stopovers of aircraft at Honolulu and Japan may be permitted or any other port as approved by the Director General of Veterinary Services, Malaysia. - no other animals were carried in the aircraft or ship during the time that the horses to which the certifications refer were on board the aircraft or ship. - no fodder other than from the country of origin was carried in the aircraft or ship during the time that the animals were on board the aircraft or ship. - the interior of the aircraft has been sprayed with an approved insecticide just prior to the departure from the airport. SECTION VI. OTHER RELEVANT REPORTS - Malaysia Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Annual Report 2011 (Report number: MY1014) - Malaysia Exporter Guide Annual 2011 (Report number: MY1015) Appendix I. Electronic Copy or Outline of Each Export Certificate APPENDIX I. HALAL EXPORT CERTIFICATE FOR MEAT PRODUCTS APPENDIX II. MEAT & POULTRY EXPORT CERTIFICATE OF WHOLESOMENESS (FSIS FORM 9060-5) APPENDIX III. HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS (VS FORM 16-4 MAR 2010) APPENDIX IV. SANITARY CERTIFICATE FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS APPENDIX V. CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS (LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES) APPENDIX VI. VETERINARY HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR PORK PRODUCTS APPENDIX VII. HEALTH CERTIFICATE FOR FISH AND SEAFOOD PRODUCTS APPENDIX VIII. FSIS LETTER CERTIFICATE FOR BEEF PRODUCTS For a sample of Letterhead Certificate for the Export of Beef and Beef Products to Malaysia, please click http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/bbmalaysia.pdf APPENDIX VIIII. APHIS PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE For a sample of Phytosanitary Certificate PPQ Form 577, please click http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_exports/downloads/ppq577.pdf Author Defined: Executive Summary This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for U.S. exporters of domestic food and agricultural products. While every possible care was taken in the preparation of this report, information provided may not be completely accurate either because policies have changed since its preparation, or because clear and consistent information about these policies was unavailable. It is highly recommended that U.S. exporters verify the full set of import requirements with their foreign customers, who are normally best equipped to research such matters with local authorities, before any goods are shipped. FINAL IMPORT APPROVAL OF ANY PRODUCT IS SUBJECT TO THE IMPORTING COUNTRY’S RULES AND REGULATIONS AS INTERPRETED BY BORDER OFFICIALS AT THE TIME OF PRODUCT ENTRY. On December 14, Malaysia notified the WTO on a regulation related to halal certification and labeling. According to this regulation, all imported food from the U.S. “intended to be consumed by Muslims” must certified halal by one of the JAKIM-approved Islamic centers in the U.S. (http://www.halal.gov.my/v3/index.php/ms/senarai-badan-islam-yang-diiktiraf) The regulation become effective January 1, 2012. Malaysia’s hotel and food service sector is increasingly demanding halal certified food. The halal certificate must accompany the shipment and the products must be labeled with an approved Islamic Center’s halal logo on the packaging. All meat and livestock products (except pork) imported into Malaysia must be certified halal and the products must originate from slaughterhouses which have been inspected and approved by the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) and religious authorities (JAKIM – Department of Islamic Development Malaysia). An Islamic Center approved by JAKIM must supervise the slaughter and processing and issue the halal certificate for meat and poultry. The Islamic Center must be listed by the packing plant on the original JAKIM application form or the application must be appropriately amended to make use of a new Islamic Center. On July 1, 2011, DVS imposed an inspection requirement on pork abattoirs for all exporting countries and only pork products from approved abattoirs can be imported into Malaysia. Health certificates accompanying shipments must include an establishment number of a plant the DVS has approved. As of the end of 2011, DVS had not yet approved any U.S. pork plants. Due to the detection of BSE in the United States in 2003, DVS still bans on bovine proteins such as bone meal, meat meal, bone meal, blood meal, hoof meal and horn meal and other feeding stuffs (including pet food), premixes and feed additives containing the above products.
Posted: 15 February 2012