Egypt - Export requirements for meat and poultry products
- bone-in/boneless beef, including offal (for example: livers, hearts and kidneys), derived from animals that were less than thirty (30) months old (UTM) at the time of slaughter
- Horse intestine / green offal (with mucosa)
Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country
- Establishments must be approved by Egyptian authorities. On-site review may be required. The importer and exporter are responsible to make the necessary arrangements with the Egyptian authorities, including on-site inspection of the Canadian establishments when required by Egypt.
- Meat products exported to Egypt are usually supplied under contracts. An import licence must be obtained by the importer. The importer and exporter are responsible to make the necessary arrangements with the Egyptian authorities to obtain the import licence.
Production controls and inspection requirements
- For beef products, dorsal root ganglia must be removed from the products destined to export.
- Horse intestine / green offal (with mucosa) must be prepared as per guidance listed on Food-specific requirements and guidance – Meat products and food animals. Egyptian authorities have agreed that the Egyptian importers will remove mucosa from the green offal for manufacturing casings.
- Only meat products derived from animals slaughtered in keeping with Islamic rites and certified accordingly by an accepted Islamic Association may be exported.
- The exporter and importer are responsible to supply the required Halal certification as well as the required authorization from the Egyptian Embassy in Canada for all the certificates issued for the shipment.
Labelling, marking and packaging requirements
- The exporter and importer are responsible to label the product according to applicable Egyptian requirements, for example labelling in Arabic.
- Certificate of Inspection Covering Meat Products (CFIA/ACIA 1454)
- Annex A – Veterinary Certificate for Boneless Meat Products Derived from Cattle
- Annex B – Veterinary Certificate for Bone-in Beef Products Derived from Cattle
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