he Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Lithuania is now eligible to export egg products to the United States. Importers will be able to import egg products produced in Lithuania to the United States on or after September 15, 2022.
The announcement came after reviewing Lithuania’s laws, regulations, and inspection system, whereby the FSIS has determined that their inspection system for egg products is equivalent to the food safety inspection system for egg products established by the United States under the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) and its regulations.
Passed by Congress in 1970, the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) establishes requirements that ensure eggs and egg products are wholesome, otherwise not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged to protect the health and welfare of American consumers of these products.
Lithuania’s egg products eligible for import to the United States will be added to the FSIS Import Library. It is important to note that while all egg products produced in certified Lithuanian establishments are eligible for import into the United States, they will still be subject to re-inspection at U.S. points of entry by FSIS inspectors.
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