Imported food Checks for products of animal origin

All imported products of animal origin (POAO) are subject to veterinary checks at a border control post.

What products are subject to checks?

Products listed in Commission Implement Regulation (EU) 2019/2007 are subject to veterinary checks at a border control post. Examples of animal products imported that must be checked include:

What documents do I need to submit?

Products of animal origin must be presented at a designated border control post and prior notification must be made using a CHED-P which must be submitted to the border control post via IPAFFS. 

Supporting documents such as an official health certificate or commercial documentation such as invoice, bill of lading, packing list, must be uploaded onto the IPAFFS entry for the CHED-P using the secure link below.

If one of our officers asks for more documents or information about the consignment, please submit them using the use the link below.

Import conditions for composite products

A composite product is defined in legislation as a ‘foodstuff intended for human consumption that contains both processed products of animal origin and products of plant origin and includes those where the processing of primary product is an integral part of the production of the final product’.

Commission Decision 2007/275/EC (as amended) sets out import conditions composite products from non-GB countries.

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