new export health cert wording from jan 15th for export carcass

andybk

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
just had this through , no big issue , but maybe a get out clause for abattoirs if disease is found , and europe come after them

On 15 th January 2022 changes to the wording within the Export Health Certificate (EHC) will come into
force.
This is the paperwork that the exporting abattoirs veterinarian must complete and sign before sheep and
cattle carcasses are exported.
We will require a declaration from yourselves, which will be included on our market entry form stating that
all stock have originated from premises that have received regular animal health visits from a veterinarian
for the purpose of the detection and signs of disease.
It should be noted that the farm of origin’s official veterinarian could be private vet, an APHA vet (for
example TB testing, scrapie surveillance), or a vet visit as part of an assurance scheme
We ask you to comply with the declaration to enable your stock eligible for export.

Kind Regards

Adam Hayes
Greenslade Taylor Hunt
Fieldsman
07889 064309
 
I haven't seen the new certificate but there will be a paragraph that says the sheep 'have originated from premises that have received regular animal health visits from a veterinarian for the purpose of the detection and signs of disease.' As the vet completing the certificate is unlikely to have personal knowledge of this, the next best thing is a signed declaration. This type of thing is fairly common to satisfy the requirements of EHCs.
 
I was given one today and guess it should be no problem.

I wondered why the government were going to pay for vet visits if you sign up to the animal health pathway.
Two birds with one stone as it were!!

Not sure what happens if you get a condemned animal though.
 
I was given one today and guess it should be no problem.

I wondered why the government were going to pay for vet visits if you sign up to the animal health pathway.
Two birds with one stone as it were!!

Not sure what happens if you get a condemned animal though.
It wouldn't have any bearing on rejected carcasses. An unfit carcass wouldn't be certified for export anyway and an on-farm vet visit can't guarantee that everything will pass post-mortem inspection.
 
I attach the relevant details. This is the first part of Brexit the livestock industry has had to comply with since we left!


On 15th January 2022 changes to the wording within the Export Health Certificate (EHC) will come into force.

This is the paperwork that the exporting abattoirs veterinarian must complete and sign before sheep and cattle carcasses are exported.



The new EHC requires the veterinarian in an exporting abattoir to sign off all consignment stating that

“the animals have originated from establishments that have received regular animal health visits from a veterinarian for the purpose of the detection and signs of disease”.



This means that stock purchased prior to the 15th January, for export on or after 15th, will need the new paperwork.



In order to ensure that the animals sold through your markets can be signed off by the abattoir veterinarian for export you will need to get a declaration signed by the vendor:



Where possible vendors should make the following declaration:

This could be incorporated into your cattle and sheep entry forms where applicable – unfortunately, we do not have time to request changes to the sheep ARAMS form, which will mean that you will need to produce a separate declaration form for sheep entries, if you use the ARAMS movement document as your market entry form.



Departure Location

















Departure CPH



Keeper’s name and full postal address of holding of Departure

















All of the animals in this consignment have originated from establishments that have received regular animal health visits from a veterinarian for the purpose of the detection and signs of disease.



Keeper’s signature







Print name







Name of owner if

different to keeper

Named above





Date









NB..
Should any farmers not be able to sign the declaration this MUST be announced at the time of sale and the animals should not be included on the market outgoing declaration paperwork.

The LAA would recommend that a separate invoice is used for any animals presented without a signed declaration, so that there is no mix-up, or confusion in the abattoir.





Market declaration – In the same way as we pass on the farmer FCI declarations, markets should make a declaration on the paperwork that is sent/provided to the buyer. This declaration should be signed by the market operator (in the same way as you sign off the FCI declaration)

I have spoken with Newline (Nick Hayes) and TGL (Terry Morgan) and they are both aware of the need to change the software template of their FCI declarations. They await your call……



We recommend that the following wording, or similar wording, is used:



All of the animals listed on the attached/associated paperwork have originated from establishments that have received regular animal health visits from a veterinarian for the purpose of the detection and signs of disease.



NB… All of the farmer declarations must be retained for 6 years and made available should an abattoir, or their official veterinarian, wish to carry out a compliance audit.



It should be noted that the farm of origin’s official veterinarian could be private vet, an APHA vet (for example TB testing, scrapie surveillance), or a vet visit as part of an assurance scheme.



Please see below the updated “out of market” Newline and TGL declarations, with the proposed wording added.



Please feel free to give me a call should you wish to discuss further.



Chris



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Sheep/goats FCI declaration with updated wording:



DECLARATION

For each lot of sheep/goats listed on this document and for each holding from which they were

consigned to the market, a declaration, signed by the keeper of the animals on each holding,

has been received stating that:



Sheep and goats on the holding are not under movement restrictions for animal disease or

public health reasons (excluding a 6-day standstill)



Withdrawal periods have been observed for all veterinary medicines and other treatments

administered to the animals while on this holding and previous holdings.



To the best of my knowledge the animals are not showing signs of any disease or condition

that may affect the safety of meat derived from them.



No analysis of samples taken from animals on the holding or other samples has shown that the

animals in this consignment may have been exposed to any disease or condition that may affect

the safety of meat or to substances likely to result in residues in meat.



All of the animals have originated from establishments that have received regular animal health visits from a veterinarian for the purpose of the detection and signs of disease.



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Cattle FCI with updated declaration wording:



DECLARATION

For all the animals listed on this document and for each holding from which they were

consigned to the market, a declaration, signed by the keeper of the animals on each holding,

has been received stating that:



The holding is not under movement restriction for bovine Tuberculosis (TB)



Cattle on the holding are not under movement restrictions for other animal disease or

public health reasons (excluding a 6-day standstill)



Withdrawal periods have been observed for all veterinary medicines and other treatments

administered to the animals while on this holding and previous holdings.



To the best of my knowledge the animals are not showing signs of any disease or

condition that may affect the safety of meat derived from them.



No analysis of samples taken from animals on the holding or other samples has shown that

the animals in this consignment may have been exposed to any disease or condition

that may affect the safety of meat or to substances likely to result in residues in meat.



All of the animals have originated from establishments that have received regular animal health visits from a veterinarian for the purpose of the detection and signs of disease.
 

andybk

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Mendips Somerset
I was given one today and guess it should be no problem.

I wondered why the government were going to pay for vet visits if you sign up to the animal health pathway.
Two birds with one stone as it were!!

Not sure what happens if you get a condemned animal though.
suppose its more to do with general export regulations , some things can be carried in the meat like foot and mouth so eu would be protecting its market the same as we would
 

yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
What constitutes a 'regular animal health visit from a veterinarian for the purpose of the detection and signs of disease'?

Once a year?
Once every six months?
Once a month?
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
What constitutes a 'regular animal health visit from a veterinarian for the purpose of the detection and signs of disease'?

Once a year?
Once every six months?
Once a month?

The wording in @Frank-the-Wool ’s post suggests that the vet visit can be as part of membership of an assurance scheme. That would require only an annual visit, as would buying any POM antibiotics from your vets of course.

It’s ultimately just another tick box exercise.
 

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