Dear U.S. Egg Industry:
Export Requirements for Republic of Korea (Egg Products)
EKO-14 (Jan 27, 2017)
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- Eligible Products
- Egg products (except as restricted in the INELIGIBLE section below).
- Ineligible Products
- Egg products certified for export before January 26, 2017 or not heat processed in compliance with the heat treatment time and temperature requirements listed below under the Requirements, Section B.*
Labeling Requirements and Identification Marking*
- See Requirements for Exporting Processed Egg Products for all countries.
- Only egg products certified for export on or after January 26, 2017 are eligible for export to the Republic of Korea. One of the following heat treatment temperature and time requirements must be indicated in the ‘Remarks’ section of the FSIS Form 9060-5EP certificate:*
- Whole liquid eggs: Heat treatment for 2.5 minutes with the core temperature of 64 degrees centigrade or equivalent or higher treatment.
- Liquid egg white: Heat treatment for 870 seconds with the core temperature of 55.6 degrees centigrade or for 232 seconds with the core temperature of 56.7 degrees centigrade or equivalent or higher treatment.
- Liquid egg yolk: Heat treatment for 138 seconds with the core temperature of 62.2 degrees centigrade or equivalent or higher treatment.
- Whole egg powder: Heat treatment for 188 seconds with the core temperature of 60 degrees centigrade or equivalent or higher treatment.
- Egg white powder: Heat treatment for 20 hours with the core temperature of 67 degrees centigrade or for 513 hours with the core temperature of 54.4 degrees centigrade or equivalent or higher treatment.
- Egg yolk powder: Heat treatment for 3.5 minutes the core temperature of 63.5 degrees centigrade or equivalent or higher treatment.
- Other processed egg products: Heat treatment for ______ seconds with the core temperature of _______degrees.
Egg products must have a label giving the temperature at which the egg products must be maintained and the period during which conservation may be assured. The label should include a production date of DD/MM/YYYY, a shelf life/quality maintenance period of ### days/weeks/months under storage temperature of xx°C, with the understanding that shelf life and storage conditions are determined by specification of _______ (name of establishment). The shelf life/quality maintenance period and production date must be included in the remarks section of the 9060-5EP.
The following information is provided for the exporter: Effective August 4, 2016, the Republic of Korea has requested that the original copy of FSIS Form 9060 series be presented to the Quarantine Inspection Agency (QIA) and the quadruplicate copy of FSIS Form 9060 series be presented to the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS).
All FSIS export certificates accompanying product must be signed by an FSIS veterinarian. The veterinary degree (DVM or equivalent) must be indicated after the signature.
- Obtain FSIS 9060-5EP Egg Product Export Certificate of Wholesomeness
- For all egg products, the following statements must be provided on a FSIS Letterhead Certificate:*
- Egg products are regulated and inspected by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
- Eggs are analyzed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for chemical contaminants, including drug residues, pesticide residues, dioxins and PCB’s. Eggs are also subject to periodic FDA total diet surveys, which includes analysis for pesticides, heavy metals, radionuclides and dioxins.
- Egg products from this facility are legally distributed in the U.S. for human consumption. As such, the manufacturer is required to comply with relevant food standards.
- Egg products from this facility are subject to recall and/or legal consequences if found to be out of compliance with U.S. food regulatory standards.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Howeth (224.563.3705 or email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
The American Egg Board