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Norway - Export requirements for fish and seafood

Eligible/Ineligible product



Product specifications

Seal oils

Requirements which must be met for raw seal oil or refined seal oil or encapsulated seal oil in gelatin capsules are:

I, the undersigned certifying officer, declare that I am aware of the relevant provisions of the Regulations (EC) No 178/2002, (EC) No 852/2004, (EC) No 853/2004, and

Regulation (EC) No 2017/625 and hereby certify that seal oil described above was produced, processed, transported and handled in accordance with those requirements.

The exported material contains _____ as the only animal derived component(s) [insert here: all ingredients of animal origin in the product]

The seal oil product(s) described above is (are) intended for human consumption and has(-ve) been prepared and stored in a processing plant approved for this type of production and supervised by the competent authority.

Raw material for seal oil production originates from animals and carcasses which were subject to a complete external and internal examination and considered to be healthy and suitable for human consumption.

The slaughtering, pelting and evisceration of seals was performed by adequately trained harvesters.

The seal oil was derived from fresh, sound and wholesome raw materials.

Raw seal oil was subject to refining process in order to remove various contaminants and meet the following Norwegian standards related for marine oils:

Sum of dioxins (WHO-2005-PCDD/F-TEQ)(32) / Somme des dioxines (WHO-2005-PCDD/F-TEQ)(32) / Summen av dioksiner (WHO-2005-PCDD/F-TEQ)(32) Sum of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs (WHO2005-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ)(32) / Somme des dioxines et PCB de type dioxine (WHO-2005-PCDD/F-TEQ)(32) / Summen av dioksiner og dioksinlignende PCB (WHO2005-PCDD/F-PCB-TEQ)(32) Sum of PCB28, PCB52, PCB101, PCB138, PCB153 or PCB180 (ICES – 6)(32) / Somme des PCB28, PCB52, PCB101, PCB138, PCB153 ou PCB180 (ICES – 6)(32) / Summen av PCB28, PCB52, PCB101, PCB138, PCB153 og PCB180 (ICES – 6)(32)
Marine oils (fish oil, fish liver oil and oils from other marine organisms intended for human consumption) 1.75 pg/g fat
1,75 pg/g de gras
1.75 pg/g fett
4.0 pg/g fat
4,0 pg/g de gras
4.0 pg/g fett
200 ng/g fat
200 ng/g de gras
/ng fett

The seal oil was subject to a heat treatment of at least 90 °C throughout its substance in order to kill any pathogenic microorganisms.

The products do not contain any antiseptic, food coloring, preservative or any other additives, which can harm human health.

Encapsulated seal oil in gelatin capsules must meet these additional requirements

In the case of seal oil in gelatin capsules:

I, the undersigned, declare that I am aware of the relevant provisions of Regulations (EC) No 178/2002, (EC) No 852/2004 and (EC) No 853/2004 and certify that the gelatin described above was produced in accordance with those requirements, in particular that it:




Production controls and inspection requirements

Seal oils

The establishment must have a Safe Food for Canadian (SFC) licence for the appropriate activities to allow for the seal oil to be exported to Norway.

The establishment must implement and document the controls outlined in the Code of Practice for the Harvest, Transport, Processing and Export of Seal Products Intended for Human Consumption

Standards for vessel and truck sanitation, hygiene and product temperature have been respected through the whole process.

The establishments and the product must meet all the requirements outlined on the certificate for the export of seal oil to Norway.

Documentation requirements


For seal oils:

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