UK Reminds Importers of Requirements for High-Risk Food and Feed Transiting Through the EU

Posted by Marta Gargallo on 5/6/21 5:00 PM

The United Kingdom’s (UK) Food Standards Agency issued a reminder on the requirements for importing high-risk food and feed not of European Union (EU) origin that first transits through the EU and then entering Great Britain (GB).

The requirements include:

  • Direct imports of consignments of Products of Animal Origin (POAO) and High-risk Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin (HRFNAO) from non EU-countries must be imported into GB through the designated border control post (BCP).
  • POAO and HRFNAO consignments destined to Great Britain and originating from non-EU countries that travel through the EU will not have received full sanitary and phytosanitary checks within the EU; therefore, these checks must be carried out at a designated BCP in GB.
  • These checks are not required if the POAO and HRFNAO from non EU- countries are destined first for an EU delivery address and those consignments are subsequently exported to GB.

The Food Standards Agency message can be found here:

Topics: EU, UK, Food, European Union

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