Norway - Export requirements for fish and seafood
- All fish and seafood products
- As a country which has signed the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement, Norway has adopted the certification and import requirements in place for the European Union (EU). See export requirements for European Union.
- Information on EU approved veterinary border inspection posts (BIPs) (Box 1.16) for Norway can be found on the European Commission webpage for Veterinary Border Control. Exporters should ensure through their buyer/importer that the correct BIP is listed.
- Seal oils – 3 types of oil: raw seal oil, refined seal oil and seal oil in gelatin capsules
- With regards to seal products, Norway does not follow the EU requirements. Norway has developed their own requirements.
- The requirements for seal oils identified below must be met.
- Seal products which do not meet the criteria above
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
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:
- comes from (an) establishment(s) implementing a program based on the HACCP principles in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 852/2004;
- has been produced from raw material which met the requirements of Section XIV, Chapters I and II of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004;
- has been manufactured in compliance with the conditions set out in Section XIV, Chapter III of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004;
- satisfies the criteria of Section XIV, Chapter IV of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 and to Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs;
- if from ruminant origin, does not contain and is not derived from:
- specified risk material as defined in Annex XI, section A, to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 produced after 31 March 2001, or mechanically recovered meat obtained from bones of bovine, ovine or caprine animals produced after 31 March 2001. After 31 March 2001 the bovine, ovine and caprine animals, from which this product is derived, have not been slaughtered after stunning by means of gas injected into the cranial cavity or killed by the same method or slaughtered by laceration after stunning of central nervous tissue by means of an elongated rod-shaped instrument introduced into the cranial cavity.
- bovine, ovine and caprine materials other than those derived from animals born, continuously reared and slaughtered in: ___________ . [insert here: The name of the country, as listed in point 15(b) of Annex XI to regulation (EC) No 999/2001 as amended]
Production controls and inspection requirements
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.
For seal oils:
- Health Certificate Covering Raw and Refined Seal Oil, and Seal Oil in Gelatin Capsules Intended for Human Consumption for Import to Norway (CFIA/ACIA 5899 (2020/08))
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