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FDA Reviewing Collection of Information from Firms Exporting Animal Products to EU

Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Food and Drug Administration is inviting comments through March 31 on the proposed extension of a collection of information from U.S. firms and processors that export shell eggs, dairy products, game meat and game meat products, and animal casings to the European Union.

EU legislation requires assurances from the responsible authority of the country of origin that processors of such foods are in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. In addition, countries trading with any EU member country must provide lists of firms and processors approved to export these commodities to the EU. While inclusion on these lists is voluntary, products processed by firms and processors not on the lists are subject to detention and possible refusal at the EU port. The FDA collects certain information from U.S. firms or processors seeking to be included on these lists, which are updated quarterly.

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