Annex C-2: Official Meat Inspection Certificate Forms From The United States

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A. For All Meat Products from the United States Except Natural Intestinal Casings

Certificate for Export of Meat and Poultry Products

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Certificate for Export of Meat and Poultry Products

Description for the Certificate for Export of Meat and Poultry Products

Original

This form, from the United States Department of Agriculture/Food Safety and Inspection Service, by order of the Secretary of Agriculture, has the following fields to fill out:

  • Consignor
  • Certificate number
  • Consignee / Importers
  • Origin Country
  • Port of Loading
  • Export Establishment: (Establishment Number)
  • Destination
  • Means of Transport
  • Shipping Marks
  • Number / Kind of Packages
  • Establishment / Plant Number on Product
  • Product Description / Species Label Approval Number
  • Net Weight in pounds or kilograms
  • United States Department of Agriculture Seal Number(s) (if applicable)
  • Remarks
  • Statements for the applicant to read:

    I certify that the meat or meat food product specified hereon is from animals that received both antemortem 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 Department and is sound and wholesome, and/ or

    I certify that the poultry and poultry products specified above come from birds that were officially given an antemortem and postmortem inspection and passed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture and are wholesome and fit for human consumption.

  • Typed name of the official veterinarian
  • Signature of the official veterinarian
  • Date signed

B. Official Meat Inspection Certificate

For Natural Intestinal Casings from the United StatesFootnote 1

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Animal Casings Export Certificate for Countries Requiring Ante-mortem, Post-mortem and Fit for Human Food Statements

Description for the Animal Casings Export Certificate for Countries Requiring Ante-mortem, Post-mortem and Fit for Human Food Statements

Original

This form, from the United States Department of Agriculture/Food Safety and Inspection Service, Field Operations, has the following fields to fill out:

  • Serial number
  • District office
  • Country of destination
  • Date issued
  • Exported by:
  • Consigned to:
  • Total marked net weight (specify unit in pounds, and/or kilograms)
  • Total containers
  • Product as labeled
  • Marked weight of lot
  • Number of packages in lot
  • Shipping marks
  • Establishment number on product
  • Remarks
  • Box in which the applicant puts a checkmark after reading the following statement:

    I certify that the animal casings specified hereon were derived from animals which received United States Department of Agriculture and ante-mortem and post-mortem veterinary inspection at the time of slaughter, and that the casings are sound, healthful, wholesome, and otherwise fit for human food. While in establishments subject to United States Department of Agriculture inspection, said casings have been handled only in a sanitary manner and were not subject to contagion prior to exportation.

  • Printed name of the veterinary officer in charge
  • Signature of the veterinary officer in charge

C. Official Meat Inspection Certificate

For Natural Intestinal Casings of Foreign Origin,
Imported Into Canada From the United StatesFootnote 1

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Animal Casings Export Certificate for Countries Requiring Ante-mortem, Post-mortem and Sound and Clean Statements

Description for the Animal Casings Export Certificate for Countries Requiring Ante-mortem, Post-mortem and Sound and Clean Statements

Original

This form, from the United States Department of Agriculture/Food Safety and Inspection Service, Field Operations, has the following fields to fill out:

  • Serial number
  • District office
  • Country of destination
  • Date issued
  • Exported by:
  • Consigned to:
  • Total marked net weight (specify unit, for example pounds, and/or kilograms)
  • Total containers
  • Product as labeled
  • Marked weight of lot
  • Number of packages in lot
  • Shipping marks
  • Establishment number on product
  • Remarks
  • Box in which the applicant puts a checkmark after reading the following statement:

    I certify that the animal casings specified hereon were derived from animals which received United States Department of Agriculture and ante-mortem and post-mortem veterinary inspection at the time of slaughter, and that the casings are sound, healthful, wholesome, and otherwise fit for human food. While in establishments subject to United States Department of Agriculture inspection, said casings have been handled only in a sanitary manner and were not subject to contagion prior to exportation.

  • Printed name of veterinary officer in charge
  • Signature of veterinary officer in charge

D. Letterhead Certificate for Natural Bovine Casings

United States Department of Agriculture letterhead

Letterhead Certificate for the Export of Natural Bovine Casings into Canada

Serial/Certificate Number:

Country of Origin:

Species:

Type of Packaging:

Product Exported from Est. Number:

Port of Loading:

Means of Transport:

Seal Number (if applicable):

This is to certify that the bovine casings covered by this certificate:

  • were derived from animals which were not subjected to a stunning process in which a device is used to inject compressed air or gas into the animal's cranial cavity, or to a pithing process involving laceration, after stunning of the animal, of the animal's central nervous tissue by means of an elongated rod-shaped instrument that is introduced into the animal's cranial cavity and which were subject to ante-mortem and post-mortem inspections and were not suspect or confirmed BSE cases and,
  • do not contain the following risk material: skull, brain, trigeminal ganglia, eyes, spinal cord, dorsal root ganglia, vertebral column, excluding the vertebrae of the tail the transverse processes of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, and the wings of the sacrum, from bovine animals aged 30 months and older, and tonsils from bovine animals of all ages, and the distal ileum of the small intestine from bovine animals of all ages, from the ileo-cecal junction and a minimum of 200 cm (80 inches ) of the attached and uncoiled small intestine proximal to the ileo-cecal junction; the removal of the distal ileum was done under an FSIS verified program, and
  • do not contain mechanically separated meat from the skull and vertebral column from bovine animals aged 30 months or older

Signature of FSIS Veterinarian: space

Printed Name of FSIS Veterinarian: space

Title/Professsional Degree: space

Date Signed: space

FSIS Form 2630-9 (6/86)

Equal Opportunity in Employment and Services

E. Letterhead Certificate for Natural Porcine Casings

United States Department of Agriculture letterhead

Letterhead Certificate for the Export of Natural Porcine Casings to Canada

Serial/Certificate Number:

Country of Origin:

Species:

Type of Packaging:

Product Exported from Est. Number:

Port of Loading:

Means of Transport:

Seal Number (if applicable):

Signature of FSIS Veterinarian: space

Printed Name of FSIS Veterinarian: space

Title/Professsional Degree: space

Date Signed: space

FSIS Form 2630-9 (6/86)

Equal Opportunity in Employment and Services

F. Letterhead Certificate for Natural Ovine Casings

United States Department of Agriculture letterhead

Letterhead Certificate for the Export of Natural Ovine Casings to Canada

Serial/Certificate Number:

Country of Origin:

Species:

Type of Packaging:

Product Exported from Est. Number:

Port of Loading:

Means of Transport:

Seal Number (if applicable):

This is to certify that the product covered by this certificate was derived from animals that were under 12 months of age when slaughtered.

Signature of FSIS Veterinarian: space

Printed Name of FSIS Veterinarian: space

Title/Professsional Degree: space

Date Signed: space

FSIS Form 2630-9 (6/86)

Equal Opportunity in Employment and Services

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