Importing products with non-animal orygin into the EU2 February 2023
What are the requirements for importing food products into the European Union?2 February 2023
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To import food products of animal origin into the European Union (EU), the following requirements must be met:
- Compliance with EU food safety regulations: All food products of animal origin must comply with EU food safety regulations, such as Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs and specific sectorial legislation.
- Health certificate: A health certificate issued by the competent authorities of the exporting country, certifying that the food products of animal origin meet EU food safety requirements.
- Traceability: All food products of animal origin must have traceability information, including the name and address of the manufacturer, and details of the origin of the food products.
- Labeling requirements: Food products of animal origin must meet EU labeling requirements, including mandatory information like ingredients list, allergen labeling, nutrition information, etc.
- Food business operator (FBO) registration: The importer must be registered as a food business operator with the competent authorities in the EU member state where the products will be marketed.
- Customs procedures: Imported food products of animal origin must comply with EU customs procedures, including payment of duties and taxes.
- Specific requirements for some products: Certain food products of animal origin, such as meat, dairy products, and products of animal origin for human consumption, have specific requirements and may require additional certificates or approvals.
- Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures: The EU has specific Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures in place for food products of animal origin, aimed at protecting human, animal and plant health.
These requirements are subject to change, and it is advisable to check with the relevant authorities for the most up-to-date information.