Philippines - Export requirements for meat and poultry products
- tongue (tonsils removed)
- cheek meat (lymph nodes removed)
- Bison meat
- Poultry meat
Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country
- The importer is responsible to make the necessary arrangements with the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Animal Industry, which is the agency in charge of the implementation of the requirements applicable to the importation of meat products in the Philippines.
Production controls and inspection requirements
- The slaughter/cutting establishment must have a quality assurance program in place to insure that all visible lymphoid tissue has been removed.
- Trading parties (operator/exporter/importer) are responsible to comply with all provisions of the Department of Agriculture (DA) National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) Administrative Order (AO) No. 28, Series of 2005 (DA-AO No. 28): Revised Rules, Regulations, and Standards Covering the Importation of Meat and Meat Products into the Philippines - PDF (251 kb).
- Non-compliance with applicable requirements may result in cancellation of the approval of the producing establishment by the authorities of the Philippines.
Labelling, marking and packaging requirements
- The production or slaughter date of beef and bison products must be included on the label. The label for all frozen meat must include expiry date (best before date).
- Labeling that reflects a previous country of destination other than Philippines is prohibited as it will cause product to be detained. This is effective as of March 12th, 2018.
- Certificate of Inspection Covering Meat Products (CFIA/ACIA 1454)
- Annex A – Public Health Certificate for Horse Meat Destined to the Philippines
- Annex B – Veterinary Certificate for Meat Products Derived from Cattle or Bison
Department of Agriculture (DA)
Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel.: 632-273-AGRI (2474) / 632-928-8756 to 65
1) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)
2) National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS)
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