September 4, 2009

Russia changes EU slaughter pig rule

Russia has announced changes to the veterinary certificate for slaughter pigs imported from the EU.


Taking into consideration the improvement of the situation connected with swine erysipelas, the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance coordinated DG-SANCO to correct the veterinary certificate for slaughter pigs exported from the EU to Russia initialed on August 11 in terms of:

  • removal passive immunisation against swine erysipelas,

  • inclusion of test for the disease can be skipped if the exporting country is free from the diseases in accordance with the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code. In this case the veterinarian who issued this veterinarian certificate should indicate next to the disease "The exporting country is officially free from the disease, the test was not carried out" and seal and sign this record.               

Before coordination, initialling and enactment of the renewed veterinary certificate, the veterinary certificate, initialed on August 11 with all the amendments can be used for the supplying of the slaughter pigs from the EU Member States.