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Posted 22 January 2020 - 12:32 AM

A US meat broth cube contain >= 10% meat essence but from the picture, certain exemption applies.

Can anyone address what does the exemption mean, it sounds to me it is okay to directly import with out any restriction like from USDA registered plants, Official meat inspection certificate etc stuff?




Meat products exempt from certain SFCR requirements

There are two categories of meat products in Part 2, section 25 of the SFCR that are exempt from meeting certain meat-specific requirements. These two categories of meat products are:

  1. Meat products that are a Ready-to-Eat (RTE) mixture, and
  2. Broth, lard, leaf lard, tallow, or other rendered fat, suet, shortening, flavor

When these two categories of meat products meet the conditions in section 25 of the SFCR, they are exempt from the following meat specific requirements:

  • licence is not required to store and handle the meat product in its imported condition for inspection and the requirements in Part 4 do not apply when storing and handling these meat products for inspection.
  • the work shift requirements in the SFCR do not need to be met
  • the import and export conditions found in subdivision L of Part 6 do not need to be met
  • the requirement for moving an edible meat product from an establishment, when the meat product is not labelled in accordance with the SFCR does not need to be met

For further details on the above exemption and other SFCR trade exemptions refer to Regulatory requirements: Trade.

Keep in mind

RTE meat products or RTE mixtures that are imported must still be accompanied by an official meat inspection certificate and is subject to the Policy on listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat foods

Edited by greenbubble, 22 January 2020 - 12:35 AM.

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