Importing High Risk Food and Feed Not of Animal Origin from 1st January 2021

Imports of High Risk Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin (HRFNAO) require additional controls at the point of entry.

The current list of HRFNAO can be found here. This list is currently maintained by the EU, but will be transferred as a UK requirement from 1st January 2021. The UK Government will maintain the list of high risk products in future.

The Food Standards Agency have confirmed the following points.

From 1st January 2021

  • Imports of HRFNAO coming direct to GB from Third Countries must continue to enter through an appropriately approved Border Control Post (BCP) for the product. These consignments must be pre-notified via creation of a CHED-D on IPAFFS, and will be subject to import checks
  • Imports of HRFNAO from Third Countries that travel through or via the EU (transits) without import checks must also be pre-notified on IPAFFS, enter via a BCP and be subject to import checks.
  • there will be no import requirements on imports of HRFNAO from Third Countries that have been imported into the EU (goods placed on the EU market) and then exported into GB.

Changes from 1st October 2021

  • All HRFNAO from Third Countries that is placed on the EU market before being exported to GB must be pre-notified on IPAFFS.

Changes from 1st January 2022

  • All HRFNAO being imported from the EU must enter GB via an appropriately approved BCP, it must be pre-notified to that BCP via IPAFFS and import checks will be carried out by Port Health.