'High-risk' products of non-animal origin under Regulation (EC) No 669/2009

Last updated:
15 October 2014
Imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin, from certain non-EU countries, that are considered to be 'high-risk' can only enter the UK through specific ports and airports approved as designated points of entry (DPEs) where official controls will be carried out.

'High-risk' products

A 'high-risk' product is feed or food that is either a known, or an emerging, risk to public health. This may be due to the presence of contaminants and/or undesirable substances such as aflatoxins, salmonella or pesticides.

A list of the 'high-risk' products, country of origin and the frequency of checks can be found at Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) 669/2009, as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 1021/2014 of 26 September 2014.

Guidance notes for feed and food business operators on the 'high-risk' products of feed and food of non-animal origin can be found at the 'related items' link towards the bottom of this page.

Notifying DPEs

Importers and feed and food business operators must pre-notify DPEs at least one working day before the physical arrival of the consignment by completing Part 1 of the Common Entry Document (CED) which can be found at Annex II of Regulation 669/2009 (as amended).

Fees will be payable to the relevant authority where these controls apply and will not be higher than the costs incurred by the authority.

The list of DPEs, including contacts for information fees or charges at individual DPEs if available, can be found via the ‘related items’ list below. The list gives the names of the ports/airports, the DPE unit numbers and products covered.

Stay updated on potential risk products

The FSA monitors alerts from all member states under the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed to help predict what food and feed of non-animal origin might become ‘high risk’ and become included in Annex I of Regulation (EC) 669/2009 (as amended). It also uses the intelligence to identify any emerging risks and to advise enforcement agencies and food businesses of such results and how they can consider them in relation to their sampling programmes.

If your business wishes to be included in the monthly notification that the FSA sends about these potential risk products, please contact [email protected]

List of Designated Points of Entry (DPEs)

DPE DPE Unit number Products covered
Belfast port

For food:
Andrew McClenaghan
Belfast City Council
5 Corry Place, Belfast Harbour Estate
Belfast BT3 9HY
tel: 028 9035 1199
fax: 028 9074 3429
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.belfastcity.gov.uk

For feed:
Gerard Higgins
DARD Quality Assurance Branch
Dundonald House, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3SB
tel: 028 9076 5379
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.dardni.gov.uk
UK DP 01 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Felixstowe port

For food:
Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority
Avocet House, Trinity Terminal, The Dock
Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 8SH
tel: 01394 614933
fax: 01394 673671
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: information can be found at: http://www.porthealth.eu

For feed:
Suffolk Trading Standards
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road
Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX
tel: 01473 264859
fax: 01473 216850
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: information can be found at: http://www.porthealth.eu
UK DP 03 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Gatwick airport

For food:
Crawley Borough Council 
Port Health Division 
Room 122 , Timberham House
World Cargo Centre, Gatwick Airport
West Sussex RH6 0EY
tel: 01293 507447
fax: 01293 568281
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.crawley.gov.uk

For feed:
Jo Walden
West Sussex Trading Standards Service
Centenary House, Durrington Lane
Worthing, West Sussex BN13 2QB
tel: 01243 642124
fax: 01903 839743
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email:
UK DP 04 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Harwich port

For food:
Tendring Port Health Authority
Council Office
Weeley, Essex CO16 9AJ
tel: 01255 686741
Fax: 01255 686404
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email:

For feed:
Essex County Council
Trading Standards
2 Beaufort Road
Dukes Park Industrial Estate
Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6PS
tel: 01245 341922
fax: 01245 341986
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email:
UK DP 05 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Heathrow airport

Imported Food Office
London Borough of Hillingdon
1st Floor, Building 550
Shoreham Road East
London Heathrow Airport
Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 3UA
tel: 01895 558 180
fax: 020 8897 6389
email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Fees/Charges: www.hillingdon.gov.uk
UK DP 06 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Hull and Goole port

For food:
Hull & Goole Port Health Authority
257 Hessle Road
Kingston upon Hull HU3 4BE
tel: 01482 324776
fax: 01482 219275
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.hullandgoolepha.gov.uk

For feed at Hull:
David Greenwood
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council
Trading Standards Service
33 Witham, Kingston upon Hull HU9 1DB
tel: 01482 615552
fax: 01482 615572
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email.

For feed at Goole:
Michael Chapman or Daniel Padgham
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Council Offices
Church Street, Goole DN14 5BG
tel: 01482 396237 or 01482 396239
fax: 01482 396104
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.eastriding.gov.uk
UK DP 07 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Liverpool Port
Mersey PHA
Trident House
105 Derby House
Liverpool L20 8LZ
tel: 0151 233 2583
fax: 0151 233 2580
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: information available on request
UK DP 09 All food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation(EC) No 669/2009
London Tilbury Port
London Port Health Authority
Main Entrance Approach Road
Tilbury Dock
Tilbury, Essex RM18 7JN
tel: 01375 842663
fax: 01375 856901
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
UK DP 10 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
London Thamesport
London Port Health Authority
Maritime House
Grain Road, Isle of Grain
Kent ME3 0HA
tel: 01634 271740
fax: 01634 271738
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
UK DP 11 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Sheerness port
London Port Health Authority
The Port Health Office
Jetty Road, Sheerness Docks
Sheerness, Kent ME12 1RS
tel: 01795 664279
fax: 01795 662237
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
UK DP 12 All food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Manchester Airport
Manchester City Council
Building 307, World Freight Terminal
Manchester Airport M90 5QL
tel: 0161 234 4873 or 09887 916848
fax: 0161 489 3308
email: [email protected] *
*please telephone to confirm email

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email.
UK DP 13 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Southampton port

For food:
Sandra Westacott
204-207 Western Docks
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1DA
tel: 02380 226631
fax: 02380 233859 or 02380 630951
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.southampton.gov.uk

For feed:
Christine Hill or Malcolm Thornton
Southampton City Council
Trading Standards Service, Civic Centre
Southampton SO14 7LY
tel: 02380 834931 or 02380 834922
email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Fees/charges: www.southampton.gov.uk
UK DP 17 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Teesport
River Tees PHA
Area Management Directorate
Regulatory Services, Belmont House
Rectory Lane Guisborough
Redcar and Cleveland TS14 7FD
tel: 01287 612406
fax: 01642 252665
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email.
UK DP 18 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Grimsby and Immingham Port
North East Lincolnshire Council
Port Health Office
Fish Dock Road
Grimsby DN31 3NN
tel: 01472 313131
fax: 01472 325096
email: [email protected]
Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email.
UK DP 19 All food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Portsmouth Port
Portsmouth Port Health Authority
Public Protection Service
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square
Portsmouth PO1 2PQ
tel: 02392 688653
fax: 02392 834244
email: [email protected]
or [email protected]

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email.
UK DP 20 The following food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009:
  • Spices(food) from India
  • Chilli, Chilli Products, curcuma and palm oil (food) from third countries
  • Mangos, yard long beans, bitter melon, lauki, peppers and aubergines (food) from Dominican Republic
  • Vegetables, fresh, chilled or frozen (peppers, courgettes and tomatoes) from Turkey
  • Pears from Turkey
  • Vegetables, fresh, chilled or frozen (food) from Thailand
Stansted Airport

For food:
Uttlesford District Council
Council Offices, London Road
Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER
tel: 01799 510510
fax: 01799 510567
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email
For feed:
Hayley Willis
Essex County Council
Trading Standards
2 Beaufort Road
Dukes Park Industrial Estate
Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6PS
tel: 01245 341922
fax: 01245 341986
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email.
UK DP 21 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Port of Tyne
Quadrant East - 1st Floor
Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside NE27 0BY NE33 5SP
tel: 0191 643 2018
fax: 0191 643 2426
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: [email protected]
UK DP 22 All food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
Port of Bristol
Royal Portbury Dock
Port Heath Office
Avonmouth Dock
Avonmouth
Bristol BS11 9DA
tel: 0117 938 1171
fax: 0117 938 1055
email: [email protected]

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email.
UK DP 23 All feed products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009.
London Gateway Port
The Manorway
Standford-le-Hope
Essex SS17 9PD
email: [email protected]
Fees/charges: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
UK DP 25 All feed and food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009.
East Midlands Airport
For food:
Fiona West
North West Leicestershire District Council
Council Offices
Coalville
Leicestershire
LE67 3FJ
tel: 01530 454559
fax: 01530 454574
email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Fees/charges: [email protected]
UK DP 26 All ambient stable products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009.
Dover Harbour Board
Harbour House
Dover
CT17 9BU
tel: 01304 872216
email: [email protected]
Fees/charges: [email protected]
UK DP 27 All food products listed in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009

 

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