Port designations

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Designated points of entry

Importers must notify Designated Points of Entry (DPEs) at least one working day before the physical arrival of the consignment.

You must complete Part 1 of the Common Entry Document (CED) which can be found at Annex II of Regulation 669/2009. Fees for the costs incurred will be payable to the relevant authority.

Each DPE covers different products.

Designated points of import

Designated Points of Import (DPI) is any port that products controlled by Regulation 884/2014 may be imported.

First points of introduction

Importers must notify the First Point of Introduction (FPI) at least two working days before the arrival of the consignment.

DPEs, DPIs and FPIs in England

Bristol - DP23

DPE for apricots dried, otherwise prepared or preserved (Turkey and Uzbekistan) and dried grapes including cut or crushed (Turkey)
Bristol Port Health Authority
Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Dock
C/O Bristol City Council
Health and Safety (City Hall)
P.O Box 3176
Bristol BS3 9FS

Tel: 0117 938 1171
Email: port.health@bristol.gov.uk

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email

Dover Port - DP02

DPE for Pistachios from Iran, Figs from Turkey, Hazelnuts from Turkey and Pistachios from Turkey, DPI and FPI
Roll On Roll Off Terminal (MOTIS)

Dover District Council
White Cliffs Business Park
Dover
Kent CT16 3PQ

Tel: 01304 872216
Fax: 01304 872416
Email: porthealth@dover.gov.uk

Dover Harbour Board - DP27

DPE for food, DPI and FPI
Deep sea/container Terminal

Harbour House
Dover CT17 9BU

Tel: 01304 872216
Email: porthealth@dover.gov.uk

Fees/charges: porthealth@dover.gov.uk

Doncaster Sheffield Airport Robin Hood - DP28

DPE for chilled and ambient stable products - not frozen
Heyford House
First Avenue
Doncaster DN9 3RH

Tel: 07976 955 992

Fees/charges: DoncasterPortHealth@doncaster.gov.uk

East Midlands - DP26

DPE for ambient stable products - not frozen and DPI
North West Leicestershire District Council
Council Offices
Coalville
Leicestershire LE67 3FJ

Tel: 01530 454559

Fees/charges: ehealth@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

Felixstowe - DP03

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI

Food
Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority
Felixstowe Port
70 Shed
Oysterbed Road
Felixstowe
IP11 4AN


Tel: 01394 613 330
Email: port.health@scpha.gov.uk

Fees/charges www.porthealth.eu


Animal feed
Suffolk Trading Standards
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road
Ipswich
Suffolk IP1 2BX

Email: trading.standards@suffolk.gov.uk

Gatwick - DP04

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI

Food
Crawley Borough Council
Port Health Division
Room 122, Timberham House 
World Cargo Centre
Gatwick Airport
West Sussex RH6 0EY

Tel: 01293 438747
Fax: 01293 568281
Email: imported.food@crawley.gov.uk

Fees/charges: www.crawley.gov.uk


Animal feed
Jo Walden
West Sussex Trading Standards Service
Centenary House
Durrington Lane
Worthing
West Sussex BN13 2QB

Tel: 01243 642124
Email: jo.walden@westsussex.gov.uk

Grimsby and Immingham - DP19

DPE for food, DPI and FPI
North East Lincolnshire Council
Port Health Office
Fish Dock Road
Grimsby DN31 3NN

Tel: 01472 313131
Email: Glenn.howard@nelincs.gov.uk

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email

Harwich - DP05

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI

Food
Tendring Port Health Authority
Council Office
Weeley
Essex CO16 9AJ

Tel: 01394 613 330
Fax: 01394 613 331
Email: port.health@scpha.gov.uk

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email


Animal feed
Essex County Council
Trading Standards
2 Beaufort Road
Dukes Park Industrial Estate
Chelmsford
Essex CM2 6PS

Tel: 01245 341922
Email: hayley.willis@essex.gov.uk

Heathrow - DP06

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI
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: heathrowbip@hillingdon.gov.uk or imports@hillingdon.gov.uk

Fees/charges: www.hillingdon.gov.uk

Heathrow - DPE 29

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI
Airport Perishable Handling Ltd
B588 Sandringham Road
Heathrow Cargo Centre
Hounslow TW6 3SL

Tel: 01895 558 180
Fax: 020 8897 7389
Email: imports@hillingdon.gov.uk

Fees/charges: www.hillingdon.gov.uk

Hull and Goole - DP07

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI

Hull - Animal Feed
David Greenwood
Kingston-upon-Hull City Council
Trading Standards Service
33 Witham
Kingston upon Hull HU9 1DB

Tel: 01482 615552


Hull - Food
Laurence Dettman
Hull & Goole Port Health Authority
257 Hessle Road
Kingston upon Hull HU3 4BE

Tel: 01482 324776
Email: admin@hullandgoolepha.gov.uk

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email


Goole - Feed
Michael Chapman or Daniel Padgham
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Council Offices
Church Street
Goole DN14 5BG

Tel: 01482 396237 or 01482 396239
Email: feeds@eastriding.gov.uk

Fees/charges: information available on request

Liverpool - DP09

DPE for food, DPI and FPI
Mersey PHA
Victoria House
Derby Road
Liverpool L20 1AB

Tel: 0151 233 2583 or 0151 233 2580
Email: port.health@liverpool.gov.uk

Fees/charges: information available on request

London Tilbury - DP10

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI
London Port Health Authority
Ground Floor
London Gateway Logistics Centre
North Sea Crossing
Stanford-le-Hope
Essex SS17 9ER

Tel: 020 7332 1101
Email: porthealth@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Fees/charges: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/porthealth     

London Thamesport - DP11

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI
London Port Health Authority
Ground Floor
London Gateway Logistics Centre
North Sea Crossing
Stanford-le-Hope
Essex SS17 9ER

Tel: 020 7332 1101
Email: porthealth@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Fees/charges: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/porthealth     

London Sheerness - DP12

DPE for food, DPI and FPI
London Port Health Authority
Ground Floor
London Gateway Logistics Centre
North Sea Crossing
Stanford-le-Hope
Essex SS17 9ER

Tel: 020 73321101
Email: porthealth@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Fees/charges: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/porthealth     

London Gateway - DP25

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI
London Port Health Authority
Ground Floor
London Gateway Logistics Centre
North Sea Crossing
Stanford-le-Hope
Essex SS17 9ER

Email: porthealth.thamesport@cityoflondon.gov.uk
Fees/charges: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Manchester airport - DP13

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI
Manchester City Council
Border Inspection Post
Building 307
Freight Terminal
Manchester Airport
Manchester M90 5QL

Tel: 0161 498 8747 or 07887916848
Email: envhealth@manchester.gov.uk - please telephone to confirm email

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email

Portsmouth - DP20

DPE for food and animal feed and FPI
Portsmouth Port Health Authority
Public Protection Service
Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
Portsmouth PO1 2PQ

Tel: 02392 688653
Email: public.protection@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or Steve.Bell@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Fees/charges: please contact DPE by email

Southampton - DP17

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI

Food
Jo Hackwood
204-207 Western Docks
Southampton
Hampshire SO15 1DA

Tel: 02380 226631
Email: port.health@southampton.gov.uk

Fees/charges: www.southampton.gov.uk


Feed
Christine Hill
Southampton City Council
Trading Standards Service
Civic Centre
Southampton SO14 7LY

Tel: 02380 834931
Email: christine.hill@southampton.gov.uk or trading.standards@southampton.gov.uk

Fees/charges: www.southampton.gov.uk

Stansted - DP21

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI

Note - Not authorised for microbiological samples - please contact the local authority for further advice if necessary.

Food
Uttlesford District Council
Council Offices
London Road
Saffron Walden
Essex CB11 4ER

Tel: 01799 510510

Fees/charges: environmentalhealth@uttlesford.gov.uk


Feed
Hayley Willis
Essex County Council
Trading Standards
2 Beaufort Road
Dukes Park Industrial Estate
Chelmsford
Essex CM2 6PS

Tel: 01245 341922

Fees/charges: hayley.willis@essex.gov.uk

Teesport - DP18

DPE for food and animal feed, DPI and FPI
River Tees PHA
Belmont House
Rectory Lane
Guisborough TS14 7FD

Tel: 01287 612406
Email: port.health@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Fees/charges: information available on request

Tyne - DP22

DPE for ambient stable products - not frozen and FPI
Quadrant East - 1st Floor
Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside NE27, 0BY, NE33, 5SP

Tel: 0191 643 2018
Fees/charges: tyne.port.health@northtyneside.gov.uk

DPEs, DPIs and FPIs in Northern Ireland

Belfast - DP01

DPE for food, DPI and FPI
Belfast City Council
5 Corry Place 
Belfast Harbour Estate
Belfast BT3 9HY

Tel: 028 9035 1199
Email: porthealth@belfastcity.gov.uk

Fees/charges: www.belfastcity.gov.uk

FPIs in Scotland

For information on FPIs in Scotland, please see Food Standards Scotland page: Plastic Kitchenware from China and Hong Kong 


Stay updated on potential risk products

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) monitors alerts from all member states under the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). The FSA uses intelligence to identify any emerging risks to identify what food and feed of non-animal origin might become ‘high risk’ and could be included in Regulation 669/2009.

If your business wishes to be included in the monthly notification, send an email to Imported.Food@food.gov.uk

Apply for DPE and FPI

Apply to be a DPE

If a port operator wishes to apply for Designated Point of Entry status, please complete the application form and email it to Imported.Food@food.gov.uk

Find more detailed information about which ports accept foods from certain countries.

Apply to be an FPI