The controls for Japanese food and feed imports relating to radiation resulting from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear incident have now been revoked in England.
UK retained Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6 that imposed special checks on food and feed originating or consigned from Japan has been revoked in England. This took effect on Wednesday 29th June 2022.
SCPHA therefore no longer requires radiation declarations or laboratory reports for radiation to accompany Japanese origin food and feed imports.
* There will still be a requirement to provide a CHED-P and original Health Certification (as appropriate) for Japanese products that are considered to be Products of Animal Origin (POAO), Composite POAO and Animal by-products, which are all subject to veterinary checks. (Please see this page of our website for further information: Animal Origin – SCPHA (porthealth.uk) https://www.porthealth.uk/import-guidance/animal-origin/ ).
* There are currently no other specific import controls for Japanese food and feed products related to FNAO (High Risk Food / Feed of Non-Animal Origin). This means that a CHED-D would not currently be required for any Japanese non-animal origin food and feed imports. (Please note that all food and feed consignments imported must comply with general UK food / feed hygiene requirements & rules on, for example composition (such as those on additives) and labelling).