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OCQ(V) - PX (Product Exports)

The OCQ(V) - PX – Export of Products of Animal Origin (Before 2014 - Panel 1l – Export of Animal Products; Panel 1m – (Part) Export of Fish Products; Panels 3, 4, 5 – Export of Meat and Meat Products) is for vets applying for training as an OV authorised to sign Export Health Certificates related to the export of products of animal origin, including food for human consumption and animal by-products.  OV's authorised to undertake this work provide advice to their clients in compliance with the requirements of current legislation, professional guidelines and APHA/EU/Third Country procedures.  Topics covered include:
  1. Procedures and requirements for the export of products of animal origin, including food for human consumption and animal by-products with particular reference to variation of procedural and documentary requirements related to country of destination and transit countries.
  2. Legal, professional and APHA requirements and procedures relevant to OV's undertaking export certification for products of animal origin.
  3. The development of skills required for the resolution of queries/problems relevant to the export of products of animal origin.
  4. Familiarisation with Defra, APHA and other websites providing information to refresh knowledge.

Please Note: This course covers the export of products of animal origin. This includes foodstuffs of animal origin, certain live animals for direct human consumption such as mussels, animal by-products such as wool, hides and skins, and goods which may have come in contact with animals such as hay and straw.  Semen and ova are also animal products but are covered in the OCQ(V) - GX, Germinal Products Course

Before applying for OCQ(V) – PX training, you are required to complete OCQ(V) - ES, followed by OCQ(V) – EX training PRIOR to commencing this species specific module.

You are required to undergo revalidation every three years.

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