11.7.3 Kazakhstan

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11.7.3.1 General information

Unless indicated otherwise in this section, the import requirements for meat products are the same as the Russian requirements. Available information indicates that the suspensions imposed by the Russian authorities on establishments listed in in Annex E (Russia) do not apply to meat products intended for export to Kazakhstan. Exporters are responsible to ensure that import permit for the product intended for export and for the establishment(s) of origin have been obtained, as required.

11.7.3.2 Import prohibitions or restrictions

Requirements outlined in the section 11.7.3 Russia of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures apply.

11.7.3.3 Specific or additional inspection procedures

Requirements outlined in the section 11.7.3 Russia of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures apply.

11.7.3.4 Additional certification

Requirements outlined in the section 11.7.3 Russia of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures apply.

11.7.3.5 Special marking and packaging requirements

Requirements outlined in the section 11.7.3 Russia of the Meat Hygiene Manual of Procedures apply.

11.7.3.6 Other requirements

Specific Requirements for Export of Ready to Eat Processed Meat Products to Kazakhstan from Canada

The authorities of Kazakhstan accept the possibility to use meat raw material coming from slaughter establishments not included in the Register of Third Country Establishments (Annex E (Russia)), to produce ready-to-eat meat products, provided that the following conditions are respected:

  1. the raw material of animal origin contained in the final products was obtained from clinically healthy animals/birds at slaughter facilities/meat processing plants approved by and registered with the competent authority (CFIA) as operators and operating under CFIA's control;
  2. the animal raw material contained in the products was found to be fit for human consumption as a result of a veterinary and sanitary examination;
  3. the animal raw material contained in the product was obtained from healthy animals coming from herds that had no recorded cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, nor do the animals descend from parents with recorded and confirmed cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy;
  4. the animal raw material contained in the products was obtained from healthy animals which were not fed on feeds of animal origin produced from animal proteins obtained from ruminants, except for ingredients whose use is accepted by the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code;
  5. the animal raw material contained in the products was obtained from healthy animals with specific risk materials (SRM) removed according the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code;
  6. the animal origin raw material used for ready-to-eat meat products are supplied from slaughter facilities or from refrigerated storages that are not under any restrictions imposed due to contagious diseases for respective animal species, as required by the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code;
  7. the raw material was obtained from clinically healthy ovines and caprines in compliance with the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code with respect to scrapie;
  8. the animals, from which the meat, raw meat products and offal were obtained, had not been administered natural or artificial estrogenic, hormonal substances, thyrostatics, antibiotics, pesticides, or pharmaceutical products prior to slaughter after the limit timelines recommended by use instructions; and
  9. the ready-to-eat meat products, which production used raw meat material obtained from animals slaughtered at slaughtering facilities not included in the Register of Third Country Establishments (Annex E (Russia)), may be imported into the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan provided that those products will only be distributed on the market within the territory of Kazakhstan without any further movement and distribution in other member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Operators are responsible to develop, implement and maintain the necessary control programs to ensure that applicable requirements are met.

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