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

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Food and Drug Administration is inviting comments through Dec. 5 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, gelatin, and collagen to the European Union.

Under EU regulations, products of animal origin may only be imported from establishments that appear on a list of establishments for which the competent authority of the exporting country has guaranteed compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and shipments of these products must be accompanied by documents that certify their compliance. The FDA collects certain information from U.S. firms or processors seeking to be included on the lists of eligible exporters, which are updated quarterly. While inclusion on these lists is voluntary, products from firms and processors not on the lists are not eligible for export certificates and may be detained at EU ports of entry.

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