11.7.3 Ukraine

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11.7.3.1 General information

Establishments (slaughter processing establishments including cutting and boning and storage establishments) must be approved by the Ukrainian authorities.

Importers/exporters are responsible to ensure that products are labelled in accordance with Ukrainian labelling requirements applicable at the time of importation.

Importers/exporters are also fully responsible to comply with chemical, toxicological, microbiological and radiological standards of Ukraine which may differ from Canadian standards. Ukrainian authorities have advised that detailed requirements can be found in Administrative Order 16Footnote 1 and that shipments will be subjected to import testing when inspection is conducted upon arrival in Ukraine to verify compliance.

11.7.3.2 Import prohibitions or restrictions

11.7.3.2.1 Import prohibitions

Beef products: The importation of beef products is restricted to products derived from animals aged less than 30 months.

Poultry meat: The importation of raw poultry meat is prohibited at this time as there is no certification agreement.

11.7.3.2.2 Import restrictions

Establishments (slaughter, processing establishments including cutting and boning and storage establishments) must receive prior approval by Ukraine authorities.

*Refer to Annex 1 for the list of approved establishments*

To be included in the list, operators must submit Annex I through their Area Office (refer to Chapter 11.1, Introduction)

Note:

  1. It is the responsibility of the operator of the exporting establishment to ensure that only meat products manufactured in accordance with Ukrainian requirements are exported to Ukraine.

    Operators of establishments listed above, where eligible and non-eligible products are handled, must have written procedures in place that will ensure that non-eligible products can be distinguished from those that are eligible through receiving, processing, shipping and distribution.

    The written procedures must be reviewed and found satisfactory by the Inspector in Charge. Inspectors are then responsible for monitoring the operator's controls to ensure that they are adequately followed.

    The Ukrainian authorities reserve the right to inspect approved establishments at any time. Should the inspection reveal that the situation at the establishments is not in conformity with the Ukrainian requirements; the Ukrainian authorities will suspend export privileges of the establishment.

  2. In the case of beef products and ready-to-eat meat products, the certification requires the identification of an approved storage establishment. Until storages are approved by Ukrainian authorities and added to the list of approved establishments, the products intended for export must be stored at the producing establishment.

11.7.3.3 Specific or additional inspection procedures

Trichinella:

In the case of products containing pork muscular tissue, freezing treatment for Trichinella control is required. Methods of treatment approved by the CFIA (refer to Chapter 4) are acceptable with the exception of method number 5 (freezing in combo bins) as described in Annex B.

Alternatively, meat must be derived from carcasses tested for trichina in an establishment where trichina testing is performed on all carcasses in a laboratory accredited by the CFIA for such purpose.

11.7.3.4 Additional certification

  • In the case of pork products Annex A must be issued.
  • In the case of beef Annex C must be issued.
  • In the case of processed ready-to-eat meat products Annex D must be issued.

11.7.3.5 Special marking and packaging requirements

Nil

11.7.3.6 Other requirements

Nil

Please see a CFIA inspector to obtain Annex A

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