Royal Decree 218/1999, Of 5 February, By Which Establish The Sanitary Conditions Of Production And Commercialisation With Third Countries Of Fresh Meat, Meat Products And Other Certain Products From Source...

Original Language Title: Real Decreto 218/1999, de 5 de febrero, por el que se establecen las condiciones sanitarias de producción y comercialización con países terceros de carnes frescas, productos cárnicos y otros determinados productos de orige...

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The approval of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January, by which establish the sanitary conditions of production and marketing of fresh meat, as well as the Royal Decree 1904 / 1993 of 29 October, which establishes the sanitary conditions of production and marketing of meat products and certain other animal products, constituted the addition to our national law of Directive 64/433/EEC concerning the health conditions for the production and marketing of fresh meat, as amended by Directive 91/497/EEC of 29 July, and 77/99/EEC on health problems in terms of production and marketing of meat products and certain other animal products, amended by Directive 92/5/EEC of 10 February respectively, and have led to the unification of health rules for the production and marketing of fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin, both in the country and in the rest of the European Union.


In addition, this legislation on meat was completed with the Royal Decree 1543 / 1994, of 8 July, which establish the health requirements and animal health applicable to the marketing of meat of domestic rabbit and game farm produccionyala; 2044 / 1994, 14 October, by establishing health conditions and animal health applicable to the slaughter of animals in the production and marketing of meat and wild game, and 2087 / 1994, on 20 October, which establishes the conditions of production and marketing of fresh meat of poultry, which resulted in the incorporation into national law of directives 91/495/EEC , of 27 November 1990, concerning health issues and animal health in respect of production and placing on the market of rabbit and farmed game meat; 92/45/EEC of 16 June, on health problems and animal health related to the killing of wild game and the marketing of meat from hunting wild, and 92/116/EEC of 17 December, by amending and updating Directive 71/118/EEC on health problems in the field of trade in fresh poultry meat respectively.


To take account of these changes, and since they cannot and they must be granted not more favorable conditions to products from countries not belonging to the European Union that produced and marketed in its scope, it is necessary to establish the new provisions, health, applicable for the importation of fresh meat and meat from third countries , in accordance with the provisions of directives 72/462/EEC, of 12 December, as well as amendments, amongst others those introduced by Directive 89/227/EEC, of 21 March, concerning health issues and animal health regarding the importation of animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine and caprine species, fresh meat and meat products from third countries , which were incorporated into Spanish law, initially, by the Royal Decree 1728 / 1987, of 23 December, in terms of sanitary conditions, and in aspects of animal health, by the Royal Decrees 110/1990, of 26 January; 1066 / 1990, of 27 July, and 646/1992 of June 12, which lays down the animal health requirements applicable to meat and meat products from third countries.


You also need to collect in this standard health aspects referred to in Directive 92/118/EEC of the Council of 17 December, that establishing the animal health and sanitary conditions applicable to trade in and imports into the community of products not subjected regarding the conditions, to the specific Community rules referred to in chapter I of annex a to Directive 89/662/EEC and , in what refers to pathogens, in Directive 90/425/EEC, transposed by the Royal Decree 2551 / 1994, of 29 December, as regards other certain products of animal origin and of meat products produced from meat from poultry, meat of domestic rabbit, farm or wild game hunting , and in the Decision of the Commission 97/41/EC of 18 December 1996, by which establish the sanitary conditions and the health certificate for the importation of meat products obtained from meat of poultry, breeding, wild hunting and rabbit hunting from third countries, in order to include all the sanitary requirements applicable to these products in a single text.


On the other hand, incorporate the provisions laid down in the Council Directive 96/91/EC, of 17 December, amending Directive 72/462/EEC, of 12 December on health problems and animal species bovine, swine, sheep and goats, fresh meat and meat-based products from third countries.


At the same time it is necessary to also contemplate the possibility of export of fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin to countries not belonging to the European Union and the conditions in which this should be done.


Therefore have been gathering, in a single text of the health conditions applicable to the importation of fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin from third countries and to the General guidelines for the export of the products to these countries referred to above in the Real Decree 1728 / 1987, of 23 December laying down the sanitary rules governing the enforceable provisions for intra-Community trade and imports from third countries of fresh meat, as well as which be met by slaughterhouses, cutting plants and cold stores authorized for such trade, amended by the Royal Decree 467/1990, April 6, in Annex B of the Real Decree 646/1992 , June 12, which lays down the animal health requirements for the meat products imported from third countries; in the Royal Decree 171/1989, of February 3, which lays down rules for the importation of fresh meat bound for the Canary Islands, and the relevant parts of the Royal Decrees 379/1984, of 25 January, which approves the Reglamentación industries, stores to the wholesale and Packers of products and processed meat derivatives and trading establishments to the retail meat and processed products; 1011 / 1981, dated April 10, by which approves the Reglamentación processing, circulation and trade of edible fats (animal, vegetable and anhydrous), margarine, minarinas and prepared fatty, modified by the Royal Decrees 3141/1982, of November 12, 1356 / 1991 of 13 September in relation to rendered animal fat, and the ninth title of Royal Decree 512/1977 , 8 February, which approves the Reglamentación for processing, circulation and trade of prepared dishes (cooked and pre-cooked), in order to establish the necessary clarity that must meet any regulation for those affected by it, and avoid the dispersion in various standards.


This Royal Decree is issued under cover of the provisions of article 149.1.10. 2nd and 16th of the Constitution and by virtue of the provisions of article 38 of the Act 14/1986, of 25 April, General health, establishing the full and exclusive competence of the State in foreign trade and health.


In the processing of this provision will have completed the procedure of hearing of the affected sectors. It has also issued its mandatory report the Interministerial Commission for food management.


By virtue, on the proposal of the Ministers of health, finance and economy, of industry and energy and agriculture, fisheries and food, prior approval from the Minister of public administration, in accordance with the Council of State and after deliberation by the Council of Ministers at its meeting of February 5, 1999, available: chapter I General conditions article 1. Scope of application.


Without prejudice to the agreements between the European Community and third countries on sanitary measures applicable to trade in live animals and animal products, this Royal Decree establishes the health conditions applicable to the production and marketing, with third countries of the following products intended for human consumption: 1. fresh meat of domestic animals of the bovine species (including species "Bubalus bubalis» and «Bison bison») swine, sheep and goats, and domestic solipeds.


2. meat products derived from fresh meat of bovine species (including species "Bubalus bubalis» and «Bison bison»), swine, sheep and goats, as well as of domestic solipeds, poultry, domestic rabbits, hunting farm and wild game, including meat cooked dishes and meat products with a minimum meat content.


3. other certain products of animal origin: meat extracts, the rendered animal fat obtained by extraction of meat, including bones, and intended for human consumption, pork rinds, flours of meat, bark pig powder, salty blood, dried blood, blood plasma salty or dry and stomachs, bladders and intestines, cleaned, salted or dried and/or treated by heat.


Article 2. Definitions.



For the purposes of the present Royal Decree refers to: 1. official veterinarian: the veterinarian appointed by the Ministry of health and consumption, for the control of import, or by the competent authority, for the control of production of products to export referred to in this Decree and the veterinarian appointed by the competent central authority of the exporting third country.


2 country of destination: the Member State of destination which are issued fresh meat, meat products or other products of animal origin, from a third country, or the third country of destination which are issued meat, meat products or other products of animal origin, from the Kingdom of Spain.


3. third country: the country to which you are not applicable health regulations on production and marketing of fresh meat, meat products and other certain products of animal origin in the field of the European Union.


4. export: shipping to third countries from the Spanish territory of fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin.


5. import: the introduction in the Spanish territory of fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin from third countries directly.


6. trade show: a portion without commercial value, taken on behalf of the owner or the person responsible for an establishment, which is representative of a specific production of products of animal origin from that establishment, or constitutes a model of a product of animal origin whose acquisition or manufacture is planned and that, for further consideration, must bear an indication of the type of product its composition and the species of animal from which it was obtained.


Also apply the definitions contained in article 2 of the Royal Decrees 147/1993, of January 29, which establishes health conditions for production and marketing of fresh meat; 1904 / 1993 of 29 October, which establishes the sanitary conditions of production and marketing of meat products and certain other animal products; 1543 / 1994, of 8 July, which establish the health requirements and animal health conditions for the production and marketing of meat of domestic rabbit and game farm; 2044 / 1994, 14 October, by which establish the sanitary conditions and animal health applicable to the slaughter of animals in the production and marketing of meat and wild game; 2087 / 1994, 20 October, establishing health conditions for production and marketing of fresh meat of poultry, and 2022 / 1993 of 19 November, establishing the veterinary checks applicable to products introduced into national territory from countries not belonging to the European Community.


Article 3. Exceptions from applicability.


This Royal Decree shall not apply to: 1. fresh meat, meat products other than those referred to in paragraph 4, and the other products of animal origin which are part of the personal luggage of travellers and intended for their own consumption, insofar as the quantity transported does not exceed 1 kilogram per person and provided that the products come from a country appearing in community lists of authorised countries and not be prohibited imports from the same public health or animal health reasons.


2. the fresh meat, meat products other than those referred to in paragraph 4, and the other products of animal origin which are the subject of small consignments addressed to private individuals, provided that in the case of imports of any commercial nature, insofar as the quantity sent does not exceed 1 kg and provided that the products come from a country listed in the community of countries authorised lists and from those who were not prohibited the imports for reasons of public health or animal health.


3 fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin are, in concept of providing personnel and passengers, on Board of means of transport which made international travel. Meat and products, as well as their waste and the kitchens, where they come from third countries, must be destroyed at the time of his discharge. However, will not be mandatory destruction when these meats and products to be transferred, directly or after the corresponding customs control, this means of transport to another also international.


4. the meat products in hermetically sealed containers and that have been subjected to heat treatment, in such a way that the F value is equal or superior to 3, insofar as the quantity transported does not exceed 1 kg per person, contained in the personal luggage of travellers and intended for their personal consumption, either in the case of small consignments addressed to private individuals , provided that they are devoid of any commercial imports.


5 fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin introduced, national authorization Express, issued previously for other uses which are not those of food, that shall apply the standards according to its destination.


6. the fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin intended for exhibition or special studies or analysis, that will require a national authorisation issued previously to its import. In any case, once the exhibition or special studies, or carried out the corresponding analysis will proceed to the destruction of the aforementioned meat or products and the remains of the mismasoasureexpedicion to the third country of origin.


7. the fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin introduced, prior national express authorization, intended solely for the supply of international organizations or armed forces stationed in national territory, but under another flag. Fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin come from third countries included on the lists of countries that can enter fresh meat or meat products in the European Union.


Chapter II imports article 4. Conditions of third countries.


1 the import of fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin from third countries or from part of a third country, is conditioned a: to) the State of health of the livestock in the country concerned, in particular regard to exotic animal diseases and the health situation of the Middle environment liable to compromise the health of the population and livestock.


(b) the information network quickly in the case of communicable diseases in animals, mainly that mentioned in lists A and B of the International Office of Epizootics (OIE).


(c) legislation relating to the prevention and fight against communicable diseases of animals.


(d) the structure of the veterinary services.


(e) the legislation concerning the use of certain substances, mainly with regard to its prohibition, approval, distribution, marketing and the rules on its administration and control.


2. in the case of meat products and other products of animal origin shall be taken into account, primarily, the guarantees offered by the country of origin in the field of public health and animal health.


3. the countries or parts thereof which is authorized the importation of fresh meat and meat products obtained from fresh meat of bovine species (including species "Bubalus bubalis» and «Bison bison»), swine, sheep and goats, as well as from domestic solipeds, of meat products obtained from fresh meat of poultry , domestic rabbits, hunting farms and wild game and lard and rendered fats intended for human consumption, shall be those listed in annex I, of the present Royal Decree.


4. third countries which you can import other products of animal origin referred to in this standard and not included in specific Community regulations, will be those authorized by the ministries of health and agriculture, fisheries and food, in both insofar as they are not expressly approved by the European Commission and published in the «official journal of the communities European"(twelve).


5. However before provisions, and regardless of the conditions of animal health, permitted the importation of meat products coming from a third country or part thereof appearing on the 'meat products' section of the list contained in the Council Decision 79/542/EEC, of 21 December, as well as their modifications (, but of which prohibited the importation of fresh meat of the species concerned, provided that such products meet the following requirements: to) come from an establishment that, fulfilling the General conditions of authorization, possess specific for this type of production authorization.


(b) obtained from or with fresh meat which meet the provisions of this Royal Decree or meat from the country of manufacture shall be: 1 comply with the animal health requirements established for each particular case by the European Commission.



(2nd come from a slaughterhouse specially approved for the supply of meat to the establishment referred to in paragraph a).


3 be fitted with a special stamp to be determined by the European Commission.


(c) shall be subjected to a heat treatment in a container closed tightly, so to obtain a value F or equal or greater than 3.00, or other treatments referred to in part IV of the annex to the Commission Decision 97/222/EC, of 28 February, or in amendments, according to the animal health situation in the exporting country.


Article 5. Terms of the settlements.


1 the approval of slaughterhouses, cutting plants, producers of meat products or other certain products of animal origin and cold stores located outside any of the establishments mentioned above, from which you can import fresh meat, meat products and certain other animal products, shall be subject to the following conditions: to) the establishment will be situated in a third country or part of a third country who is authorized according to the provisions of article 4 above.


(b) the third country will offer health guarantees as regards compliance with the provisions of this Royal Decree.


(c) there will be guarantees, in terms of the regulatory provisions in force in the third country, with regard to the administration or to the maximum allowable levels of those substances which might affect the wholesomeness of the meat, meat products and other products of animal origin.


(d) in the case of fresh meat shall comply, in each particular case, the provisions of this Royal Decree and those of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January.


However, in accordance with Community legislation intended to effect, derogations specific in relation to the premises may be where the guts are transformed, cleaned and preparing offal and stored hides, horns, hooves and bristles of pigs, as well as in search of cysticercosis in pigs, glanders in solipeds and Trichinella in meat of swine and equidae provided that the third country concerned provides similar health guarantees and at least equivalent sanitary conditions are established through the Community procedure.


Also, through the Community procedure, may require are particular guarantees in relation to the quality of the drinking water used by an establishment and the medical surveillance of staff responsible for the work and the handling of fresh meat.


(e) in the case of meat products shall comply, in each particular case, the provisions of this Royal Decree and the relevant provisions of annexes A and B of the Real Decree 1904 / 1993 of 29 October.


(f) in the case of the other products of animal origin shall comply, in each particular case, the provisions of this Royal Decree and those of Annex A, parties that are in Annex B, and Annex C of the Royal Decree 1904 / 1993 of 29 October.


2. so slaughterhouses, cutting plants, establishments processing meat products or other certain products of animal origin and cold stores located outside any of the aforementioned establishments included in the lists of establishments from which fresh meat, meat products and certain other products of animal origin can be imported, into the national territory, (, drawn up according to the procedure laid down in Community legislation, they should be located in third countries or parts of third countries appearing in the list referred to in article 4 of the present Royal Decree and have been approved officially, for export to the European Union, by the competent authorities of the third country, on the basis of which: to) in the case of fresh meat complying , in each particular case, the provisions of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993, of January 29, and in the case of meat products comply, in each particular case, the relevant provisions of annexes A and B of the Real Decree 1904 / 1993 of 29 October.


(b) in the case of the other products of animal origin comply with, in each particular case, annex A, parties that are in Annex B, and Annex C of the Royal Decree 1904 / 1993 of 29 October.


(c) there is a permanent surveillance of establishments carried out by an official veterinarian of the third country.


3. the lists of slaughterhouses, cutting plants and cold stores which you may authorize the importation of fresh meat from the establishments from which the importation of meat products of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine species and equidae, may be authorized and of establishments from which imports of meat products prepared from meat of poultry may be authorized , or wild game meat or game breeding or rabbit meat are those indicated in annex II, of the present Royal Decree.


4. the list of establishments of fresh meat and other certain products of animal origin not covered by specific Community legislation and which may authorize the importation of the products they made, will be carried out by the Ministry of health and consumption, according to the agriculture, fisheries and food, are insofar as not laid down by the European Commission and published in the «official journal of the communities European».


Article 6. Conditions of the fresh meat.


In addition to the conditions laid down in article 10 of Royal Decree 110/1990, 26 January, establishing the animal health conditions that must meet fresh meat intended for intra-Community trade and imports from third countries, permitted the import of: 1. fresh meat presented on channels and eventually split in half-carcasses to pigs and half-carcases or quarters for bovines and solipeds (, wherever possible to reconstitute the carcase of each animal, when they meet the following conditions: a) are obtained from a slaughterhouse appearing on the list established in accordance with the provisions of article 5 of this provision.


(b) come from an animal for slaughter subject to inspection "ante mortem», in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VI of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January, carried out by an official veterinarian.


c) have been treated in conditions of hygiene, in accordance with the provisions of chapters V and VII of the annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January.


(d) have been subject to a "post-mortem inspection», according to the instructions in Chapter VIII of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January, carried out under the responsibility and control of an official veterinarian and do not present any change except for traumatic lesions occurred shortly before slaughter, malformations or localized alterations , provided that he proves, if necessary by appropriate laboratory test, that these lesions, malformations or changes do not make the carcase and offal in unfit for human consumption.


(e) are accompanied by the health mark, that responds to the requirements of chapter XI of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January, with the exception of acronyms, letters and numbers provided for the identification of national establishments, which will be replaced by ISO code or the name of the third country of origin at the top accompanied in the center of the consignor establishment veterinary approval number. The initials of the European Community shall be deleted.


(f) are stored, after performing "post mortem" inspection, under satisfactory hygiene conditions, in accordance with chapter XIV of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January.


(g) are transported to fulfilling provisions of Chapter XV of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January, and are handled under adequate hygienic conditions.


The official veterinarian may be helped by assistants, under its responsibility, to carry out the "post-mortem" inspection referred to in paragraph d) above, check the conditions of hygiene in accordance with the provisions of paragraph c) above and to monitor compliance with the requirements of storage as referred to in paragraph (f)) earlier.


Listed participants must: 1 be designated by the competent central authority of the country of dispatch, in accordance with the provisions in force.


2. have appropriate training.


3rd own «status» that ensures their independence of those responsible for the establishment.


4th do not have no power of decision in the final result on the wholesomeness of the meat.


2. half-carcases, half-carcases cut in a maximum of three parts, separated quarters or offals, coming from slaughterhouses designated specifically for this purpose, provided that they fulfil the conditions of paragraph 1.


3 pieces smaller than quarters or cut meat or offal or livers, whole or cut, from a cutting room appearing on the list set out in article 5 of this provision.


These meats, regardless of the conditions of paragraph 1, shall be: to) be cut and obtained in accordance with chapter IX of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January.



(b) be subject to the check carried out by an official veterinarian, in accordance with the provisions of chapter X of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January.


(c) be packed in accordance with Chapter XII of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January.


(d) as regards meat from equidae, these will be subject to controls at the point of entry, in relation to the existence of any restrictions on its use.


(4 languages, masseter muscles and brains of cattle, always complying with the requirements of paragraph 1 and paragraphs c)) and (d) of paragraph 3 of this article and not subject to any restriction.


5 exploded flesh hot, in certain conditions individuals, as provided for in paragraph (f)) paragraph 46 of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993, of 29 January, and always that takes place in specifically approved establishments, according to the Community procedure laid down for that purpose, to carry out this task.


Article 7. Prohibitions.


Banning the importation of: 1. fresh meat from boars and cryptorchid pigs.


2 fresh meat: to) from animals that were given banned substances specified in the Royal Decree 1373 / 1997, of 29 August, whereby it is prohibited to use certain substances with hormonal or thyrostatic action and beta-agonists for use in livestock.


(b) containing residues of certain substances authorised, in accordance with the exceptions provided for in articles 3 and 4 of the Royal Decree 1373 / 1997, August 29; residues of antibiotics, pesticides or other harmful substances, which could make eventually dangerous or harmful to human health the consumption of fresh meat, in so far as such residues exceed the tolerance limits set by Community legislation.


3. fresh meat treated with ionizing or ultraviolet, radiation as well as fresh meat from animals which were given them water softeners or other products that could alter the composition or the organoleptic characteristics thereof.


4 fresh meat marked with dyes that were not those set out in paragraph 58 of chapter XI, annex I, of the Royal Decree 147/1993, of 29 January.


5. fresh meat from animals in which it had established any form of tuberculosis and those fresh meat from animals which, after slaughter, finds the presence of tuberculosis or the presence of one or several «Cysticercus bovis» or «Cysticercus cellulosae» alive or dead, or the presence of trichinae in porcine and equine animals.


6. meat from animals slaughtered too young.


7. the parts of carcases or offal with traumatic lesions occurred shortly before slaughter, malformations, contamination or localized alterations, unless it proves, through lab tests, that all these injuries do not prevent the carcass and offal are fit for human consumption.


8. the fresh blood of domestic ungulates intended for human consumption.


9. the minced meat, except the deep-frozen, and mechanically separated meat.


10. the heads of cattle, as well as part of the same muscles and other tissues of the head, with the exception of the tongue, the masseter muscles and brains.


Article 8. Special requirements.


Fresh meat of domestic animals of the porcine and equine species from third countries, must be having been subjected, in the slaughterhouse of origin to a trichinae detection test, carried out under the control and responsibility of the official veterinarian of the establishment, or a treatment cold pursuant to the order of the Ministry of the Presidency of 17 January 1996 on the detection of trichinae in fresh meat of animals domestic swine and equine species («Official Gazette» number 22 of 25 January 1996).


Article 9. Conditions of meat products and other products of animal origin.


The importation of meat products and other products of animal origin shall be authorized if they meet the following conditions: 1. obtained in establishments approved specifically for this type of production pursuant to article 5 of this Royal Decree.


2 were issued from or with: to) fresh meat of the species (including species "Bubalus bubalis» and «Bison bison»), swine, sheep, goats and solipeds domestic, which meet the following conditions: 1 obtained in establishments approved in accordance with article 5 of the present Royal Decree.


2nd meet the conditions laid down in articles 6 and 8 of this Royal Decree or, where appropriate, in paragraph 5 of article 4 of this Royal Decree.


3rd is transported and stored until the moment of its production in accordance with provisions in chapters XIV and XV of annex I of Royal Decree 147/1993 of 29 January.


(b) fresh meat of poultry, fresh rabbit meat, farm game meat and wild game meat, where they meet the provisions of chapter I of annex II of the Royal Decree 2551 / 1994, of 29 December, last amended by the Royal Decree 74/1998, 23 January.


3. when meat products or other products of animal origin obtained from fresh meat originating in a Member State of the European Union, in addition to the animal health conditions required, such meat must: 1 be conducted, under veterinary supervision to the authorised processing establishment in the third country, directly or after being stored in a cold store approved.


2nd be subject to supervision by an official veterinarian of the third country of destination, to ensure that they are still suitable to be the subject of a treatment as stipulated in the Royal Decree 1904 / 1993 of 29 October.


4 meet the General conditions laid down in the Royal Decree 1904 / 1993, October 29, and in particular: to) undergo a chemical or physical process such as heating, smoking, salting, marinade, salting, drying or a combination thereof, intended to lengthen the preservation of meat or animal products associated or not with other foodstuffs.


(b) are subject to a control, carried out by an official veterinarian or by the competent service responsible for the control of certain other products of animal origin, from the third country, in accordance with chapter IV of Annex B to the Royal Decree 1904 / 1993, of 29 October, or of Chapter VIII of Annex B of the same Royal Decree in the case of pasteurized or sterilized meat products in hermetically sealed containers.


To carry out these checks the official veterinarian or the competent service of the third country, responsible for the control of meat products and other certain products of animal origin, may be helped by assistants, placed under its responsibility that must: 1 be designated by the competent central authority of the exporting country, in accordance with the provisions in force in the same.


2. have adequate training.


3 have a status which ensures their independence of those responsible for the establishment.


4th do not have no power of decision in the final result of the control of health.


5 you have packaging and/or packed according to the provisions of chapter V of Annex B to the Royal Decree 1904 / 1993 of 29 October.


6 provided with a health mark which meets the requirements referred to in paragraph 4, paragraph a), of Chapter VI of Annex B of the Real Decree 1904 / 1993 of 29 October, with the exception of acronyms, letters and numbers provided for the identification of national institutions that will be replaced, in its upper part, the ISO code reference or the name of the third country of origin accompanied in the center of the consignor establishment veterinary approval number. Also the initials of the European Community shall be deleted from the bottom.


7. be stored and transported to Spain in hygienic conditions, in accordance with Chapter VII of Annex B of the Real Decree 1904 / 1993 of 29 October, for meat products or in Annex C of the same Royal Decree for other products of animal origin, being handled under satisfactory hygienic conditions. For meat products and other products of animal origin which cannot be stored at ambient temperature, the manufacturer must indicate on the packaging admissible maximum temperatures for storage and transportation, in a visible and easily readable way. In any case, the date of minimum durability shall be indicated.


8. not have been subjected to ionizing radiation.


Article 10. Documentation and controls at destination.


1. the fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin from third countries, shall be accompanied by, regardless of certifications in the field of animal health in the specific regulations of the respective certificates of veterinary inspection, carrying the markings stipulated in models that appear as annexes III, IV, V and VI of the present Royal Decree , in its original form.


Each of these certificates shall be drawn up on a single sheet, at least in Spanish and will have a single recipient.



2. the fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin from third countries, upon his arrival in the national territory, shall be subject to the checks provided for in Royal Decree 2022 / 1993, 19 November, and its implementing regulations, which will take place at selected border inspection posts to carry out the veterinary checks on products from third countries laid down in the Commission Decision 97/778/EC July 22, or in amendments.


3. the fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin from third countries, once controlled in accordance with the above, will be accompanied to the country of destination or to your destination within the national territory, provided that the merchandise is put into free circulation or enter under customs control, the document referred to in annex III of the ministerial on January 20, 1994 order that is set modes of health control foreign trade products for use and human consumption and enabled to carry out customs enclosures.


4 prohibit the importation of fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin, from third countries, when the checks carried out at the border inspection post reveal that: to) come from a third country or a part of the third country not authorized by the European Union or, if appropriate, by the ministries of health and agriculture , Fisheries and food or the third country or part of the third country is subject to temporary or permanent restrictions for certain animal species or products have not been produced in establishments approved in accordance with this Royal Decree.


(b) fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin are unsuitable for human consumption.


(c) not met the conditions laid down in the present Royal Decree or the standards referred to in the Royal Decrees 147/1993 of 29 January, and 1904 / 1993 of 29 October.


(d) certificates that accompany each of the items do not meet the conditions laid down in paragraph 1 of this article.


The fate of rejected lots shall be determined pursuant to the Royal Decree 2022 / 1993 of 19 November.


Chapter III export article 11. Export.


1 Spanish settlements of production and marketing of fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin wishing to allocate its products export, shall comply: to) standards set in the Royal Decrees 147/1993 of 29 January, and 1904 / 1993, of October 29, respectively, or b) when it has an agreement with a third country (, to establish compliance with requirements and conditions other than the stipulated in the royal decrees mentioned in paragraph a), shall apply the provisions of this agreement. If these were more favorable than those referred to in such royal decrees and be developed as well, they will be developed in different from the rest of the production times and must carry printed, in the container and the packaging, the Word «Export» in well visible and indelible characters and may not marketed or consumed in national territory or in other States members of the European Union.


2. establishments referred to in paragraph 1 must be expressly authorized for export, using sanitary authorization issued by the Directorate General of public health of the Ministry of health and consumption, without prejudice to that previously requested report from the competent body of the autonomous community where the establishment is located.


3. the representatives of establishments who wish to be authorized request it the General above address, in accordance with the procedure laid down in the law 30/1992, of 26 November, legal regime of public administrations and common administrative procedure and in the Royal Decree 1778 / 1994, of 5 August, which conform to law 30/1992 26 November, legal regime of public administrations and common administrative procedure, the rules governing the granting, modification and termination of authorisation procedures.


Once the application has been received and, where appropriate, the report of the competent authority of the autonomous region on the implementation of the technical-sanitary requirements, will proceed to visit above checking by the corresponding service of the General direction that, based on reports and visits, shall accredit institutions where appropriate.


4. it is recognized, for the purposes of this Royal Decree, the minutes and records of inspection, certificates or equivalent forms signed by the services veterinary official of the autonomous communities responsible for the control of approved establishments.


5. the fresh meat, meat products and other products of animal origin, intended for export, will be accompanied by the commercial accompanying document and, where necessary and when the country of destination so you have stipulated in its internal regulations, the health certificate for the export of food products, referred to in the order of the Ministry of health and consumption of 12 May 1993 and , where appropriate, any specific certifications that are regulated in the third country of destination, which shall be sent by the General Directorate of public health to the competent authority of the autonomous region in which is located the establishment approved, for completion by the official veterinary services responsible for the control of the same.


6. the General Directorate of public health shall keep an up-to-date register which shall include approved establishments for exporting the products referred to in the present Royal Decree, to third countries, to which communicate is the changes that occur in the sanitary regulations that you application and which may affect the authorisation granted.


Sole additional provision. Character of the norm.


This Royal Decree is issued pursuant to full and exclusive competition that in the field of health and foreign trade attributed to state the article 149.1. 2nd, 10th and 16th of the Constitution, and article 38 of the Act 14/1986 of 25 April, General health.


Sole transitional provision. Temporary derogation.


While the Commission does not set the import certificates and lists of establishments which are authorised for imports of stomachs, bladders and intestines washing, salted or dried and/or heated, these products may be imported of settlements development, of third countries, which have been approved by the Directorate-General of public health of the Ministry of health and consumption (, not being necessary to the fulfilment of the requirements laid down in paragraph 1 and paragraph a) 1 and 2 of paragraph 2 of article 9 of this Decree, and must be accompanied by the health certificate bearing the markings stipulated in models that appear as annexes VII and VIII.


Sole repeal provision. Provisions which are repealed.


From its entry into force are hereby repealed many provisions of equal or lower rank, are opposed to provisions in the present Royal Decree and in particular: 1. the Royal Decree 171/1989, of February 3, which lays down rules for the import of fresh meat bound for the Canary Islands.


2. the Royal Decree 1728 / 1987, of 23 December, laying down the sanitary norms that regulate the prescriptions required for intra-Community trade and imports from third countries of fresh meat, as well as which be met by slaughterhouses, cutting and cold stores authorized to trade rooms, as well as its modification by means of the Royal Decree 467/1990 , April 6.


3. Title X of the Real Decree 379/1984, of 25 January, which approves the Reglamentación of industries, stores to the wholesale and Packers of products and processed meat derivatives and trading establishments to the retail meat and processed products, in all matters relating to import and export of meat products and other certain products of animal origin included in the scope of the present Royal Decree , leaving existing provisions relating to the trade retail, jellies and hydrolysates.


4. Title VIII of the Real Decree 1011 / 1981, dated April 10, by which approves the Reglamentación processing, circulation and trade of edible fats (animal, vegetable and anhydrous), margarine, minarinas and prepared fatty, modified by the Royal Decrees 3141/1982, of November 12, 1356 / 1991, September 13, in relation to rendered animal fats.


5. the title IX of the Real Decree 512/1977, of 8 February, which approves the Reglamentación for processing, circulation and trade of prepared dishes (cooked and pre-cooked), in relation to the cooked meat dishes.


6. articles 5, 6, 8, 9.3, 11, 12 and 13 as well as the annexes A, B and C of Royal Decree 646/1992, of 12 June, laying down the animal health requirements for the meat products imported from third countries.


First final provision. Faculty of development.



It allows the Ministers of agriculture, fisheries and food and health so that, in the field of their respective competencies, they handed down the provisions necessary for the development of the present Royal Decree and in particular for the adaptation of the annexes, as necessary, under provisions of the European institutions.


Second final provision. Entry into force.


This Royal Decree shall enter into force thirty days after their publication in the "Official Gazette".


Given in Madrid on February 5, 1999.


JUAN CARLOS R.


The first Vice-President of the Government and Minister of the Presidency, FRANCISCO Cascos FERNÁNDEZ annex I list of third countries from which imports of fresh meat, meat products, rendered fats and lard 1 is warranted. Countries or parts thereof from which imports of fresh meat and meat products obtained from fresh meat of bovine species is authorized (including species "Bubalus bubalis» and «Bison bison»), swine, sheep and goats, as well as of domestic solipeds, will be those contained in the list of the Council Decision 79/542/EEC 21 December, as well as their modifications.


2. in the case of lard and rendered fats intended for human consumption, authorised third countries are those which appear in the list of the Council Decision 79/542/EEC, of 21 December, as well as in their modifications, from which imports of fresh meat of the species concerned is permitted.


3 for meat products obtained from fresh meat of poultry, domestic rabbits, hunting farm and hunting wild, authorised third countries shall be those contained in the list: a) referred to in the Commission decision 94/85/EEC, of 16 February, or its modifications, in the case of fresh meat of poultry.


(b) Contemplada in the Commission Decision 94/86/EC, on February 16 or its modifications, in the case of wild game meat.


(c) Contemplada in Commission decision 94/278/EC of 18 March, or in amendments in the case of the meat of rabbit and game farm.


Annex II lists of establishments in third countries from which imports of fresh meat and meat products 1 is warranted. The lists of slaughterhouses, cutting plants and cold stores from which importation of fresh meat, can be authorized are those established by the European Commission, on the basis of the provisions of Directive 72/462/EEC, and published in the «official journal of the communities European», as well as any modifications that are made.


2. the lists of establishments from which the importation of meat products of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine species and equidae, may be authorized shall be those established by the European Commission, based on Decision 95/408/EC of 22 of June, according to the provisions of Directive 72/462/EEC and its amendments, published in the «official journal of the communities European».


3. the lists of establishments from which imports of meat products prepared from meat of poultry or wild game meat or game breeding or rabbit meat, may be authorized are those established by the European Commission on the basis of Decision 95/408/EC of 22 June According to the provisions of Directive 92/118/EEC and its amendments, published in the «official journal of the communities European».


Annex III certificate of veterinary inspection relating to fresh meat (1) intended for Spain number (2):...


Exporting country...


Ministerio..................................................


Servicio....................................................


Referencia (2).............................................


I identification of meat meat of...


(Animal species)


Types of parts:...


Type of packaging:...


Number of parts or units of packaging:...


Peso neto:.................................................


II. origin of meat address(es) and veterinary approval of el(de los) number (s) slaughterhouse (s) authorized (s):...


Address (es) and veterinary approval of la(de las) cutting room (s) authorized (s) number (s):...


Address (es) and veterinary approval number (s) of the (of the) store (s) refrigerator (s) authorized (s):...


III. destination of meat the meat are issued from:...


(Place of dispatch)


A: ...........................................................


(Country and place of destination) By the means of following transport (3):...


Name and address of the consignor:...


Name and address of consignee:...


IV. the undersigned official veterinarian down veterinary certification certifies: to) the aforementioned meat (4).


That the label attached to above meat (4), takes packaging (n) mark that certifies that the meat comes wholly from animals slaughtered in slaughterhouses approved for exporting to the country of destination;


(b) that such meat have been obtained under the conditions of production and control laid down in Directive 72/462/EEC and have been recognized as suitable for human consumption.


(c) that have been cut in an approved cutting premises (4).


(d) who have/not have been subjected to a trichinae research; (4) or, in the case of application of article 3 of Directive 77/96/EEC, have been undergoing treatment for the cold.


(e) that the means of transport as well as the load conditions of the meat of this expedition are consistent with the hygiene requirements laid down for the issue to the (the) country (s) recipient (s).


Made in... the... of... of...


(Sello oficial) ..................................................


(Name and signature of the official veterinarian) ((5) - (1) fresh meat pursuant to point (b)), article 2, of Directive 64/433/EEC.


(2) optional.


(3) for cars and trucks, indicate the registration number; for aircraft the flight number; for ships the name.


(4) delete as appropriate.


(5) the signature and the stamp must be of a colour different from the ink of the printed text.


Annex IV certificate of veterinary inspection concerning meat products (1) intended for Spain number (2):...


Exporting country...


Ministerio..................................................


Servicio....................................................


Referencia (2).............................................


I identification of meat products of meat products:...


(Animal species)


Nature of products:...


Type of packaging:...


Number of parts or units of packaging:...


Temperature of storage and transport (3):...


(3) shelf-life:...


Peso neto:.................................................


II. origin of meat products address (es) and veterinary approval of el(de los) number (s) establishment (s) approved (s):...


III. destination of meat products meat products are sent from:...


(Place of dispatch)


A: ...........................................................


(Country and place of destination)





By the means of following transport (4):...


Name and address of the consignor:...


Name and address of consignee:...


IV. the undersigned official veterinarian down veterinary certification certifies: to) that indicated above meat products (5), carrying the label attached to the packaging of meat products indicated above (5), (n) brand that he certifies that the meat products have been produced entirely with fresh meat from animals slaughtered in slaughterhouses approved for exporting to the country of destination or (, in case of application of paragraph 2 of article 21 bis, of Directive 72/462/EEC, from animals slaughtered in a slaughterhouse specially approved for the delivery of meat for the planned treatment in that paragraph (5), b) that meat products are recognized fit for human consumption following a veterinary inspection carried out in accordance with the requirements laid down in Directive 72/462/EEC.


(c) that the meat products have been obtained from pork that has been/no has been (5) subjected to a trichinae research; or, in the latter case it has been subjected to treatment by cold (5).



(d) that the means of transport as well as the load conditions of meat products of this expedition are consistent with the hygienic requirements laid down for the issue to the (the) country (s) recipient (s).


(e) that the meat products have been obtained from meat which complies with the requirements of chapter III of Directive 72/462/EEC and article 3 of Directive 77/99/EEC have been obtained in the application of the exception in paragraph 2 of article 21 bis of Directive 72/462/EEC (5).


Made in... the... of... of...


(Sello oficial) ...............................................


(Name and signature of the official veterinarian) (6) - (1) meat products in accordance with article 2 of Directive 77/99/EEC.


(2) optional.


(3) complete in case of indication in accordance with article 7 of Directive 77/99/EEC.


(4) for cars and trucks, indicate the registration number; for aircraft the flight number; for ships the name.


(5) delete as appropriate.


(6) the signature and the stamp must be of a colour different from the ink of the printed text.


Annex V certificate for meat products obtained from poultrymeat, farmed game meat, wild game meat and rabbit (1) intended for Spain number:...


Exporting country:...


Ministerio:.................................................


Servicio:....................................................


Referencia (2):............................................


I identification of products prepared with meat products:...


(Animal species)


Type of products:...


Number of packing units or parts:...


Storage and transport temperature:...


Peso neto:.................................................


II. origin of products address(es) and registration number (s) of the (of the) establishment (s) of production authorised (s):...


If necessary: address(es) and registration number (s) of the (of the) store (s) refrigerator (s):...


III. destination of meat products meat products are sent from:...


(Place of dispatch)


A: ...........................................................


(Country and place of destination)


By the means of following transport (3)...


Name and address of the consignor:...


Name and address of consignee:...


IV. the official veterinarian veterinary certification I hereby certify that you have read and understood the chapter I of annex II to Directive 92/118/EEC, including provisions that apply to the products described, and that they satisfy the conditions laid down in that chapter.


Made in... the... of... of...


(Stamp and signature of the official veterinarian) (4)


...............................................


(Name and name in block letters) - (1) pursuant to Chapter 1 of annex II to Directive 92/118/EEC.


(2) optional.


(3) for cars and trucks, indicate the registration number; for aircraft the flight number; for vessels the ship name. This information must be updated if a transfer is made.


(4) the signature and the stamp must be of a colour different from the ink of the printed text.


Annex VI health certificate other certain products of animal origin (1) destined for Spain number (2):...


Exporting country...


Ministerio..................................................


Servicio....................................................


Referencia (2).............................................


I identification of other certain products of animal origin animal product type:...


Products of animal origin obtained from:...


(Animal species)


Type of packing:...


Number of parts or units of packaging:...


Date (month and year) Frostbite (3):...


Temperature of storage and transport (3):...


(3) shelf-life:...


Peso neto:.................................................


II. origin of certain other products of animal origin address (es) and veterinary approval number (s) of the (of the) establishment (s) approved (s):...


III. destination of certain other products of animal origin the other products of animal origin are issued from:...


(Place of dispatch)


A: ...........................................................


(Country and place of destination)


By the means of following transport (4):...


Name and address of the consignor:...


Name and address of consignee:...


IV. the undersigned official veterinarian down veterinary certification certifies: to) other products of animal origin above come from animals slaughtered in approved slaughterhouses and are under official control and that they have been subject to inspection "before" and "post-mortem" and declared unfit for human consumption.


(b) other products of animal origin have been recognized fit for human consumption following a veterinary inspection carried out in accordance with the requirements laid down in Directive 72/462/EEC.


(c) other products of animal origin have been obtained, prepared and handled in establishments authorised and subject to permanent health surveillance, under the conditions provided for in Directive 77/99/EEC.


(d) that certain other products of animal origin have been obtained from pork that has been/no has been (5) subjected to a trichinae research; or, in the latter case it has been subjected to treatment by cold (5).


(e) means of transport as well as the load conditions of meat products of this expedition are consistent with the hygiene requirements laid down in Directive 77/99/EEC.


Made in... the... of... of...


(Sello oficial) ...............................................


(Name and signature of the official veterinarian) (6) - (1) other products of animal origin in accordance with article 2 of Directive 77/99/EEC.


(2) optional.


(3) complete in case of indication in accordance with article 7 of Directive 77/99/EEC.


(4) for cars and trucks, indicate the registration number; for aircraft the flight number; for ships the name.


(5) delete as appropriate.


(6) the signature and the stamp must be of a colour different from the ink of the printed text.


Annex VII health certificate for processed corns to Spain certificate number...


Exporting country:...


Ministerio:.................................................


Department or service:...


Reference: 295.


I identification of products product type:...


(Animal species)


Types of parts:...


Type of packaging:...


Number of parts or units of packaging:...


Date of freezing (month and year):...


Heat treatment: temperature... ° C (1). Time:... min.


Peso neto:.................................................


II. origin of products address (es) and veterinary approval number (s) of the (of the) establishment (s):...


III. destination of the products the products are issued from:...


(Place of dispatch) A: ...........................................................


(Country and place of destination)


By the means of following transport (2):...


Name and address of the consignor:...


Name and address of consignee:...


IV. the undersigned official veterinarian down veterinary certification certifies that: to) the raw material of the products described above comes from slaughterhouses, authorised by the competent authority of the country of origin, which are under official control and which have been subjected to inspection "before" and "post-mortem" and declared unfit for human consumption.


(b) such products have been obtained, prepared, and handled in establishments approved, subject to permanent health surveillance, according to the rules laid down in Spanish law.


(c) the products mentioned are safe and do not contain any additional product banned by the Spanish, is considered unfit for consumption legislation.


(d) they have been subjected to heat treatment to a temperature equal to or above 80 ° C in the Centre of the bracket (1).



(e) after heat treatment have been subject to all sorts of precautions to avoid contamination.


(f) the packaging and/or packaging of them have been a markup object which proves the above.


(g) the means of transport as well as the load conditions of the products of this expedition are consistent with the hygiene requirements laid down in Spanish law.


Made in... the... of... of...


(Sello oficial) ...............................................


(Name and signature of the official veterinarian) (3) - (1) only for countries not free of foot and mouth disease in the last two years or who practice this disease vaccination. The temperature will be equal to or greater than 80 o C in the Center (inside) of the piece.


(2) for cars and trucks, indicate the registration number; for aircraft the flight number; for vessels the ship name.


(3) the signature and the stamp must be of a colour different from the ink of the printed text.


Annex VIII health certificate for animals (1) casings for Spain note for the importer: this certificate is only issued for veterinary purposes and should be accompanied the consignment until the border inspection post number (2):...


Exporting country:...


Ministerio:.................................................


Servicio:....................................................


Referencia (2):............................................


I identification of casings casings:...


(Animal species)


Type of packing:...


Number of packages:...


Peso neto:.................................................


II. origin of casings address (es) and veterinary approval number (s) of the (of the) establishment (s) approved (s):...


III. destination of casings the casings are issued from:...


(Place of dispatch)


A: ...........................................................


(Country and place of destination) By the means of following transport (3):...


Number of the seal (2):...


Name and address of the consignor:...


Name and address of consignee:...


IV. the undersigned official veterinarian down veterinary certification certifies that the aforementioned innards: to) come from establishments approved by the competent authority and which are under official control.


(b) have been cleaned, scraped and salted with NaCl for 30 days (4), or bleached with... (4), or dried after scraping (4).


c) after being subjected to the treatment, have undergone all precautions to avoid that they become contaminated.


Made in... the... of... of...


(Sello oficial) ...............................................


(Signature of the official veterinarian) (5)


...............................................


(Name and name in block letters) - (1) washed, scraped and salted or dried casings.


(2) optional.


(3) for cars and trucks, indicate the registration number; for aircraft the flight number; for ships the name.


(4) delete as appropriate.


(5) the signature and the stamp must be of a colour different from the ink of the printed text.

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