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Meat products and treated stomachs, bladders, intestines

This page contains models of the required veterinary certificates, lists of third countries of origin and supplying establishments approved for the import and transit of meat products.
Treated stomachs, bladders and intestines present the same animal health risk as meat products. Consequently they are submitted to the same veterinary certification conditions for their import and transit.
Different conditions apply for casings.

They apply with reservation as to Import bans / temporary restrictions / special conditions in force at the time of import or transit:

Import and transit from third countries - Regulation

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Import and transit of foods of animal origin from third countries
Last modification: 28.01.2009 | Size: 208 kb | Type: PDF

Approved countries of origin and models of the required veterinary certificates

Third countries listed in Decision 2007/777/EC annex II are eligible for exports. 
The models of the veterinary certificates can be found in annex III (import) and annex IV (transit):
last amended by
Third countries of origin of all raw materials must comply with the following additional conditions:
The residue monitoring plans submitted by the third countries listed in the Annex to Decision 2011/163/EU are approved for the animals and primary animal products marked with an 'X' in the table set out in that Annex:

Approved supplying establishments in third countries

Additional certificate for products derived from domestic bovines, ovines and caprines laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

Type: PDF
BSE / TSE Additional certfifcate for Australia
Last modification: 10.09.2007 | Size: 34 kb | Type: PDF

Veterinary certificate for the import of meat products from fresh meat derived from ruminants/equidae and farmed or wild game meat from deer from New Zealand

Type: PDF
Veterinary Certificate for New Zealand Products
Last modification: 19.11.2009 | Size: 91 kb | Type: PDF

Special provisions
- Paragraph 3 may be certified
- Paragraph 5 of the veterinary certificate must only be completed for products from ruminants.

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European Union law

Prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
last amended by
Current BSE-Status of third countries:
Definitions of meat products and treated stomachs, bladders, intestines:
see Annex I points 7.1 and 7.9 of
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