Mersey Port Health Authority enforces environmental, public and animal health controls across 53 miles of coastline in Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral.

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DEFRA announces changes to organic food and feed import requirements

Published: 25th September 2023

DEFRA has announced changes to the Certificate of Inspection (COI) template for organic food and feed imports into Great Britain. A delay to the requirement for COIs from the EU, EEA and Switzerland has also been announced.

A Day in the Life: Routine Boarding Visits

Published: 24th May 2023

Mersey Port Health Authority (MPHA) conduct a risk assessment for each vessel arriving within the jurisdiction of the authority. Once an assessment has been made a boarding visit may be required, these inspections are unannounced so that the officers can see the conditions of the vessel on a normal working day. These inspections are conducted to identify public health risks and determine any potential control measures that may need to be put on vessels to tackle these risks.