What are the requirements for Russian market eligibility?
To meet Russian market access requirements SAFEMEAT implemented a 90 day Provisional Russian Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) for products and feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline – effective 1 January 2012.
While exports to Russia are currently suspended, producers must continue to declare the status of their livestock against this ESI by correctly completing the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration and Waybill (LPA NVD/Waybill).
When using 0413 versions of the LPA NVD, producers must check that the provisional 90 day ESI for products and feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline has been observed before answering the livestock treatment question on the LPA NVD (Question 6 on the cattle NVD, question 5 on the EU cattle NVD and question 4 on the sheep NVD).
There is no need to write ‘Russian Eligible’ on 0413 version LPA NVDs.
For all previous LPA NVD versions, producers must continue to write the words ‘Russian Eligible’ on the LPA NVD/Waybill under Question 9 for cattle, Question 8 for EU cattle and Question 7 for sheep to advise buyers that they do not use products or feed containing oxytetracycline or chlortetracycline, or that the livestock have not been treated with these products in the last 90 days.
This step is required on older NVD versions because the animal treatments question does not refer to ESIs set by SAFEMEAT. Where ‘Russian Eligible’ is written on the LPA NVD/Waybill it means that the livestock have not been injected with or ingested feed products containing oxytetracycline and chlortetracycline in the last 90 days.
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