list of products needing a CHED-D

The products listed on this page have all been identified as a risk (high risk food and feed on non-animal origin, HRFNAO). Additional import controls are required at the border.

All of these products are required to be accompanied by a CHED-D and often other documentation such as health certification and the results of sampling and analysis. Read more about the import controls here.

If a product is listed in Annex II of assimilated Regulation 2019/1793 (as amended from 7th March 2024 by UK Statutory Instrument 2024 No.120) it will require a health certificate and the results of sampling and analysis. The format of the health certificate for Annex II products being imported into Great Britain can be found here: High risk food and feed not of animal origin (HRFNAO): model health certificates – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). It is the document titled “Certain food or feed GBHC176”.

If a product is subject to Chernobyl radiation controls under assimilated Regulation 2020/1158 (first section in the table on this page) it will require a health certificate and the results of sampling and analysis. The format of the health certificate for these imports can also be found here High risk food and feed not of animal origin (HRFNAO): model health certificates – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). It is the document titled “Food and Feed originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station GBHC208X”.

Rice and certain rice products from China are subject to GMO controls under assimilated Commission Implementing Decision 2011/884/EU as amended by assimilated 2013/287/EU. These will require a health certificate and the results of sampling and analysis. The format of the health certificate for these imports can also be found here High risk food and feed not of animal origin (HRFNAO): model health certificates – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). It is the document titled “Chinese rice GMO GBHC212X’.

In many cases it is not just the raw material that is covered – some processed and compound products containing the controlled product(s) are also covered by import conditions. Please refer to Annexes I and II of assimilated Regulation 2019/1793 (as amended from 7th March 2024 by UK Statutory Instrument 2024 No.120) .

Advice from the Food Standards Agency is that the controls apply on the products imported regardless of the CN code used for tariff purposes. The risk to public health is dependent on the level of any contaminants present in the product, and this does not change with different CN codes.

*Please note – the product descriptions used in this table have been summarised. If your goods are wholly or partly made of any of the specified products you are advised to check the detail of the referenced legislation to find out if import conditions apply.

Existing assimilated Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 (up to 06/03/2024)

New Annex I (amended) of assimilated Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 (valid from 07/03/2024)

New Annex II (amended) of assimilated Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 (valid from 07/03/2024)

 

Tables – all of the above changes are shown in the SCPHA tables.
Please see links below for detailed listings, and see the summary table below on this page for an overview.

CountryProductGB Import RequirementLegislation & Controls

Albania

Belarus

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kosovo

North Macedonia

Moldova

Montenegro

Russia

Serbia

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

 

Mushrooms (not cultivated) (Food and Feed)

 

 

 

 

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert

Chernobyl Radiation Controls of Regulation (EU) 2020/1158

Wild cranberries, bilberries and other fruits and derived products of the genus Vaccinium 

(Food and Feed)

 

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert

Argentina

Groundnuts and derived products (Food and Feed)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 aflatoxin controls

Azerbaijan

Hazelnuts & derived products (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 aflatoxin controls

Bangladesh

Betel leaves Food containing or consisting of betel leaves.

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated

2019/1793 – Salmonella controls 

Bolivia 

Groundnuts and derived products (Food and Feed)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 aflatoxin controls

Brazil

Brazil Nuts in shell and mixtures containing (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 aflatoxin controls

 

Groundnuts and derived products (Food and Feed)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Black pepper – whole (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls 

Cambodia

Chinese Celery (Food: fresh / chilled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Yard Long Beans (food: fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

China

Enoki mushrooms (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – Listeria controls

 

Groundnuts and derived products (Food and Feed)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Rice & Rice Products (Food and Feed)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

GMO controls:  assimilated Commission Implementing Decision 2011/884/EU as amended by 2013/287/EU

 

Tea (Black, Green & White) (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Sweet pepper (capsicum annuum) crushed or ground (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls 

Colombia

Granadilla (Passiflora ligularis) and Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

Dominican Republic

Aubergines (food – fresh or chilled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Sweet Peppers (Capsicum annuum& Hot peppers (Capsicum spp.(Food – fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Yard Long Beans (food – fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

Ecuador

Bananas (food – fresh or dried)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

Egypt

Groundnuts and derived products (Food / Feed)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Oranges (food – fresh or dried)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Sweet Peppers (Capsicum annuum& Hot peppers (Capsicum spp.(Food – fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Vine Leaves (Food) 

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

Ethiopia

All dried spices (Food) 

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Sesame seeds (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls 

Gambia

Groundnuts & Products (Food / Feed)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

Georgia

Hazelnuts in shell, shelled, flour, meal, powder (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxins controls

Ghana

Groundnuts & Products (Food / Feed)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Palm Oil (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – Sudan dyes controls

India

Betel leaves –(Food) containing or consisting of betel leaves.

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls 

 

Chilli, Capsicum spp., sweet or other than sweet (‘Deggi Mirch’) (Food – dried, roasted, crushed, ground)

(including Cayenne pepper and Paprika etc.)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.            

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793:

 

  •         aflatoxin controls

&

  •         pesticides controls

 

Cinnamon and cinnamon-tree flowers (Food – dried spices)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Cloves (whole fruit, cloves and stems) (Food – dried spices)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Curry Leaves (fresh / dried / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

‘Drumsticks’ (Moringa oleifera) (Food – fresh/ chilled/ frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Ginger, Saffron, Turmeric (curcuma), Thyme, Bay leaves, Curry and other spices (Food – dried spices)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Groundnuts and derived products (Food / Feed)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Guar Gum (Food / Feed)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and Dioxins

 

Nutmeg (Food – dried spices)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Nutmeg, mace and cardamoms (Food – dried spices)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Okra (bhindi) (Food – fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Peppers (other than sweet Capsicum.spp.) (Food – fresh/ chilled/ frozen)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Rice (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793:

 

  •           Aflatoxin / Ochratoxin A controls
    &
  •  Pesticides controls

 

Seeds of Anise & Badian, Fennel, coriander, cumin or caraway, juniper berries (Food – dried spices)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Sesame Seeds (Food) (aka ‘Till’ or ‘Ajonjai’)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793

·         pesticides controls

&

·         Salmonella controls

Indonesia

Nutmeg (Food – dried spices)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

Iran

Melon seeds (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Pistachios & Products (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

Kenya

Beans (Food – fresh or chilled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Peppers (other than sweet Capsicum.spp.) (Food – fresh / chilled / frozen) 

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

Lebanon

Turnips (Food – pickled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – rhodamine B controls 

Madagascar

Cow peas (Vigna unguiculata subspp.) (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Groundnuts and derived products (Food / Feed)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxins controls

Malaysia

Jackfruit (Food – fresh)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

Nigeria

Watermelon seeds & Products (Egusi) (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Dried beans (Food)

Product import suspended.

 

[Note: CHED-D is still required]

Annex IIa of assimilated 2019/1793 – suspended food

 

Sesame Seeds (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls 

Pakistan

Peppers (other than sweet Capsicum.spp.) (Food – fresh / chilled / frozen) 

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Rice (food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793

  • Aflatoxin / Ochratoxin A controls 
    &
  •  Pesticides controls 

 

Spice mixes (food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxins controls

Senegal

Groundnuts and derived products  (Food / Feed)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxins controls

Sierra Leone

Watermelon Seeds & Products (Food – ‘Egusi’)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxins controls

South Korea

Enoki mushrooms (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report.

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – Listeria controls

Sri – Lanka

Chilli, Capsicum spp., sweet or other than sweet (Food – dried, roasted, crushed, ground)

(including Cayenne pepper and Paprika etc.)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

Sudan

Groundnuts and products (Food / Feed)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Sesame seeds (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls 

Syria

Sesamum seeds (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls

 

Tahini and halva from sesamum seeds (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls

 

Turnips (pickled) (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – Rhodamine B controls

Thailand

Peppers (other than sweet – capsicum) (Food – fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Betel leavesFood containing or consisting of betel leaves.

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls 

Turkey

Apricot kernels intended to be placed on the market for the final consumer (unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped) (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – cyanide controls

 

Dried Figs & derived products (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Lemons (Food – fresh / chilled / dried)

 

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids (Food – fresh / dried)

CHED-D 

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Oranges (Food – fresh / dried)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Pistachios & derived products (Food)

 

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxin controls

 

Pomegranates (Food – fresh / chilled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – Pesticides controls

 

Sweet Peppers (Capsicum annuum& Hot peppers (Capsicum spp.(Food – fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Vine Leaves (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

Uganda

Peppers (other than sweet) (Food – fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Sesame Seeds (Food)

CHED-D, orig. H-Cert & copy lab report. 

Annex II of assimilated 2019/1793 – Salmonella controls

United States

Groundnuts and derived products (Food / Feed)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – aflatoxins controls

Uzbekistan

Dried Apricots & Apricots, otherwise prepared of preserved (Food)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – sulphites controls

Vietnam

Basil – holy, sweet (Food – fresh / chilled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Peppers (other than sweet) (Food – fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Coriander (Food – fresh / chilled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls 

 

Mint (Food – fresh / chilled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Okra (Food – fresh / chilled / frozen)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Parsley (Food – fresh / chilled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls

 

Dragon Fruit (pitahaya) (Food – fresh / chilled)

CHED-D

Annex I of assimilated 2019/1793 – pesticides controls