This includes the food groups listed below:
meat, such as fresh meat as well as cuts of minced or minced beef poultry meat, meat preparations rabbit, game meat from the wild and farmed game meat
Eggs and egg-related products containing eggs
Milk and milk-related products
honey gelatine and gelatine products
Importing a composite product that contains animal products must comply with similar guidelines.
Composite products are:
food items that are made up of processed animal products as well as products that are of plant origin, such as, for instance salami
in which it is the process of processing the original product is vital for the manufacturing of the final food item
Importing into GB
Anyone involved in importing products derived from animals to GB must
Inform the BCP of the border control point (BCP) prior to the the arrival from any POAO consignments
Submit the appropriate documents submit the relevant documentation to the BCP and include an initial health certification. The kind of certification needed is based on the type of product and the country of origin.
Present the goods at BCP BCP for veterinary inspections to be carried out
pay all costs associated with an inspection. items and retain the CHED issued at approval, for a period of one year from the point of delivery of the products in GB
Food supplements that are made for the end-user that contain glucosamine, chondroitin or chitosan do not have to be imported via an Border Inspection Post and are not subject to veterinary inspections.
It is vital to inform officials in Great Britain before products of animal origin are imported through EU as well as non-EU nations. Importers and importers must make use of the online import system for animal products, foods, and feed system.
Posts at Border Control
Border Control Posts (BCPs)handle products from animals that are coming into UK. The products have to be presented at designated BCPs in order for veterinary tests to be performed.
Products that do not pass these tests are not allowed to enter the UK and could be destroyed.
For a complete list of controls, refer to the retained Commission Decision 2007/275/EC
Importing test food samples that contain POAO
This includes honey, meat or dairy products. These include honey, meat, and dairy.
If you are planning to import POAO samples You must determine what amount is allowed and then fill out an authorization form. For more details, please get in touch with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
If APHA gives you an authorisation that exempts your product or products from inspection in Border Inspection Posts, then these samples can be imported into GB without the requirement to be accompanied by a certificate. However, they are required to be accompanied by an original authorization form.
But, if they are intended to be used for taste testing it is essential that they are safe for human consumption and
It is not possible to be contaminated
must be from a country that has been approved
Have been heated treated
Only employees and customers of trade (i.e. representatives of companies who may buy future items) who are required to be informed that the food items have not been subjected to import food tests by every Border Control Post on entry into the UK. Authorisations cannot be issued to samples for evaluation by the general public.
Importers need to be sure that their products are safe and legal prior to when they purchase them from the producers and then imported into UK Therefore, they might decide to test their products prior to taking them into the UK for import.
Public Analysts who are expert scientists, can verify that food samples are in compliance with the requirements for food safety by conducting chemical analyses and/or by arranging for microbiological analysis even though there isn’t any obligation for importers to perform this.
Additionally, there are numerous other laboratories within GB as well as abroad that can perform the tasks that importers might require. The importer can request the report of analysis to be the foundation of the quality assurance procedures they have to their vendor.
There are regulations governing the movement of products that are that are derived from animals from a third country to a different third and also traveling through Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) also called ‘landbridge’ movement. The information about transits was given by DEFRA
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