U.S. exporters of collagen and gelatin products to the European Union (EU) are subject to importing country listing requirements for manufacturers/processors as a precondition for market access.
Industry may apply for inclusion on these lists via the Export Listing Module (ELM). Please visit Online Applications for Export Lists for a link to this electronic system and step-by-step instructions.
To be eligible for the EU collagen and gelatin export lists, establishments must provide a laboratory report from an accredited, private laboratory demonstrating that the products do not exceed the following criteria:
- Total aerobic bacteria - 103/g
- Coliforms (30°C) - 0/g
- Coliforms (44.5°C) - 0/10g
- Anaerobic sulphite-reducing bacteria (no gas production) -10/g
- Clostridium perfringens - 0/g
- Staphylococcus aureus - 0/g
- Salmonella - 0/25g
- As - 1 ppm
- Pb - 5 ppm
- Cd - 0.5 ppm
- Hg - 0.15 ppm
- Cr - 10 ppm
- Cu - 30 ppm
- Zn - 50 ppm
- SO2 - 50 ppm
- H2O2 - 10 ppm
Laboratory reports should be uploaded in the “Additional Documents” section of the ELM.
Additional Information on the EU Collagen and Gelatin Export Lists: