FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE
Certification of Animal Products
Certification of animals and animal products is harmonized across the EU, in a three-part process. First, the EU must recognize a country as eligible to export a particular animal or animal product. The EU recognizes the U.S. for all animal products. For several products, the EU has approved lists of establishments submitted by U.S. government agencies. Only products processed at these approved establishments may enter the EU. Various U.S. agencies including the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are involved in the listing process of U.S. establishments. Such establishments may be subject to EU inspections.
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