Sanitary requirements for export of egg products not intended for human consumption that could be used as feed material, intended for dispatch to or for transit through the European Union Chapter 15
HA 2575 (Amended October 21, 2013)

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II. Health Information

II.1. consist of egg products that satisfy the health requirements below;

II.2. consist exclusively of egg products not intended for human consumption;

II.3. have been prepared and stored in a plant, approved, validated and supervised by the competent authority in accordance with Article 24 of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 or Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, in order to kill pathogenic agents;

II.4. have been prepared (derived) exclusively with the following animal by-products:

  • either [- animal by-products arising from the production of products intended for human consumption;]
  • and/or [- products of animal origin, or foodstuffs containing products of animal origin, which are no longer intended for human consumption for commercial reasons or due to problems of manufacturing or packaging defects or other defects from which no risk to public or animal health arise;]
  • and/or [- the following material originating from terrestrial animals which did not show any signs of disease communicable through that material to humans or animals:
    • hatchery by-products,
    • eggs,
    • egg by-products, including egg shells;]

II.5. have been subjected to processing:

  • either [in accordance with processing method space as set out in Chapter III of Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 142/2011;]
  • or [in accordance to a method and parameters which ensure that the products comply with the microbiological standards set out in Chapter I of Annex X, to Regulation (EU) No 142/2011;]
  • or [in accordance with Section X, Chapters I and II of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004;]

II.6. have been examined by the competent authority taking a random sample immediately prior to dispatch and found it to comply with the following standards:

  • Salmonella : absence in 25 g: n = 5, c = 0, m = 0, M = 0,
  • Enterobacteriaceae : n = 5, c = 2, m = 10, M = 300 in 1 gram;

II.7. meet Union standards on residues of substances that are harmful or might alter the organoleptic characteristics of the product or make its use as feed dangerous or harmful to animal health;

II.8. the end product was:

  • either [packed in new or sterilised bags,]
  • or [transported in bulk in containers or other means of transport that were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a disinfectant approved by the competent authority before use,] and which bear labels indicating "NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION";

II.9. the end product was stored in enclosed storage;

II.10. the product has undergone all precautions to avoid contamination with pathogenic agents after treatment.

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