Issue Accreditation for a Slaughterhouse Outside the UAE

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40 Working days

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Service Description

Through this service, slaughterhouses outside UAE are approved for slaughtering animals and poultry after ensuring their applying with food safety systems and legislations based on the risk analysis approved by UAE. This includes meat shredding and storage facilities in order to allow the export of animal meat and poultry meat slaughtered to UAE (valid for one year starting from the issuing date)

Service Procedures

To apply for a service over any of the service channels, you should register in the digital services system From here

  1. Create the application electronicall 
  2. Evaluating the application and complete the procedures electronically
  3. Carrying out evaluation visit with coordination of competent authority (if required)
  4. Issuing the slaughterhouse accreditation certificate electronically

Service Fees

No fees

Required Documents

  • First: Certificate of registration / license of the slaughterhouse issued by the relevant veterinary and / or food control authorities in the country of origin
  • Second: Valid Certificate of application of food safety management system & quality management system Internationally recognized issued by:
  1. The relevant authorities in the country of origin. or;
  2. A certification body having a legal office in the same country of origin of the slaughterhouse and approved by the relevant authorities in the country of origin to run their conformity assessments & certification activities. or;
  3. A certification body having a legal office in the same country of origin of the slaughterhouse & this office, in particular, is accredited by an accreditation body in the same country of origin that is internationally recognized & has a full membership in the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) & provided that the scope of accreditation covers FSMS & QMS that is/are specified in the certificate issued to the slaughterhouse. or;
  4. A certification body having a legal office in the same country of origin of the slaughterhouse & this office, in particular, is accredited by an accreditation body in UAE that is internationally recognized & has a full membership in the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) & provided that the scope of accreditation covers FSMS & QMS that is/are specified in the certificate issued to the slaughterhouse.
  • Third: Valid certificate of accreditation for certification body in case of second point (a), or (b) or (c)

Terms and Conditions

For slaughterhouse accreditation outside United Arab Emirates (UAE), must comply with the last updated version of the Technical Regulations, standards and hygienic practices for exporting meats to the UAE per the following:

General Technical Regulations and hygienic practice for:

  1. Code of Hygienic Practice for Preparation, Transportation, Handling and Storing of Fresh Meat (UAE.S GSO 815)
  2. Code of hygienic practice for meat (UAE.S/GSO CAC RCP 58)
  3. General Principles of Food Hygiene (UAE.S GSO 1694)
  4. Hygienic Regulations for Food Plants and their Personnel (UAE.S GSO 21)

Specific Technical Regulations and hygienic practice for:

In Cows, Buffalo, sheep and goats’ slaughterhouse: 

  1. Beef, Buffalo, Mutton and Goat fresh meat (UAE.S GSO 996)
  2. Beef, Buffalo, Mutton and Goat frozen meat (UAE.S GSO 997)

In Poultry slaughterhouse:

  1. Hygienic Regulations for Poultry Processing abattoirs and their Personnel (UAE.S GSO 713)
  2. Frozen Poultry (UAE.S GSO 986)
  3. Chilled Poultry (UAE.S GSO 322)

Remarks:

  1. The Technical Regulations and  standards can be obtained through www.esma.gov.ae
  2. Slaughterhouse applied for accreditation should not be located in a banned district or country
  3. The approved slaughterhouse must committed to the approved health certificate form for the export of meat and meat products to the UAE