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USDA/FAS ISSUES KOREA SAMPLE SIZE INFORMATION
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Dear U.S. Egg Industry:
 
USDA/FAS has provided the following additional information regarding the sample size.
 
In order to get exempt from the lab test after having one sample shipment undergo the lab test, it must meet all of the following requirements:
 
  1. The sample has to be 100 kilograms or larger to be considered as a representative sample. If the sample size is smaller than 100 kilograms, future shipments of under 100 kilograms will be exempt from lab tests, but not for those over 100 kilograms.
  2. It has to be from the same establishmentPlease note that if one company owns more than one establishment, eggs from each establishment will be considered as a new to the market product and will be subject to a lab test.
  3. It has to be the same productIf the first shipment was of shell eggs and the second shipment is of egg yolks, then both the first shipment of shell eggs and second shipment of egg yolk will be subject to the lab tests.
Please note there are three type of inspection for livestock products:
  • Document inspection (maximum 2 days)
  • Organoleptic inspection (maximum 3 days, including the document inspection)
  • Lab test (maximum 18 days, including document inspection and organoleptic inspection)
Given the urgency of egg imports prior to the Lunar New Year, all of the three inspections are now receiving expedited inspection and being completed in eight days. However, we do not know how long this expedited inspection will continue.
 
AEB will continue to share all key South Korea updates from USAPEEC and USDA. Please feel free to reach out to David Fraser (901.674.1793 or dfraser@aeb.org) or John Howeth (224.563.3705 or jhoweth@aeb.org) with any questions or concerns.
 
Thank you,

The American Egg Board
 
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