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Swine casings

Fija exigencias sanitarias para la importación de tripas de cerdo y deroga Resolución Exenta Nº 3.275 de 1994 (Sanitary requirements governing the importation of swine casings, and repeal of Exempt Resolution No. 3.275 of 1994) Language(s): Spanish Number of pages: 3

The notified draft Resolution establishes the following sanitary requirements for the importation into Chile of swine casings.

The key aspects of the text include the following:

1.    For the purposes of this draft Resolution, "swine casings" shall be understood to mean swine intestines that, after cleaning, have been processed by tissue scraping, defatting and washing, and treated with salt.

2.    Sanitary requirements for the country or area of origin in relation to foot-and-mouth disease and African swine fever, and for the herd from which the animals originate in relation to swine vesicular disease;

3.    Requirements for swine in terms of provenance, the way they are raised, the place where they are slaughtered and their health status prior to slaughter; animals must not come from areas subject to sanitary restrictions, and abattoirs must be under official veterinary medical control and recognised as free from transmissible diseases. Ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection requirements also apply;

4.    Requirements for establishments of origin: both abattoirs and casing producers must have Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) authorization to export to Chile, abattoirs must be under permanent official veterinary medical control, and casing producers must have an official monitoring programme;

5.    Product requirements: where casings come from a country or area that does not meet the requirements set out in point 2. I. (a) and (b) of the draft Resolution, they must undergo a specific washing, tissue scraping and salting procedure and be kept at a specific temperature;

6.    Requirements regarding packaging and the information that is displayed on packaging to ensure traceability;

7.    Regarding transport, the text establishes requirements to ensure that compartments remained sealed, the product is kept isolated, and the temperature and health and hygiene conditions maintained;

8.    An animal health certificate previously issued by the exporting country is required;

9.    Checks and inspections are to be determined on good grounds by the Service upon the arrival of the products.

Further details can be found in the document attached to this notification.