Aflatoxin contamination of products of non-animal origin under Regulation (EU) No 884/2014

Safeguard controls on certain food products due to aflatoxin contamination under Regulation (EU) No. 884/2014.

Commission Regulation (EU) 884/2014, as amended by Regulation 2016/24 and Regulation (EU) 2016/2106, imposes special conditions governing the import of certain foodstuffs from certain non-EU countries due to contamination risk by aflatoxins.

These special conditions include that specified products can only enter the UK through specific ports or airports approved as designated points of Entry (DPE). Consignments must be accompanied by a health certificate and results of sampling and analysis. Sampling of consignments would be done at a designated points of import (DPI).

Information about the specified foodstuffs and country of origin can be found at Article 1 of Regulation 884/2014. Importers/ 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 Commission Regulation (EC) 669/2009 (as amended).

Guidance on completing the CED can be found in Annex II of Regulation 884/2015. 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 European Commission has recently published guidance on compliance with EU legislation on aflatoxin. Article 8 of Regulation 884/2014 requires Member States to maintain and make publicly available an up-to-date list of the Designated Points of Import (DPIs) for each of the specified products listed in Article I of the Regulation 884/2014. The list of DPIs can be found below. This list gives the name of the port/airport and the DPI unit number.

List of UK designated points of import

DPI DPI Unit number
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
UK DP 01
Dover port
White Cliffs Business Park, Dover, Kent CT16 3PQ
tel: 01304 872216
fax: 01304 872416
UK DP 02
Felixstowe port
Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority
Avocet House, Trinity Terminal, The Dock
Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 8SH
tel: 01394 614933
fax: 01394 673671
UK DP 03
Gatwick airport
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
UK DP 04
Harwich port
Tendring Port Health Authority
Council Office
Weeley, Essex CO16 9AJ
tel: 01255 686748
fax: 01255 686404
UK DP 05

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

UK DP 06
Hull and Goole port
Hull & Goole Port Health Authority
257 Hessle Road
Kingston upon Hull HU3 4BE
tel: 01482 324776
fax: 01482 219275
UK DP 07
Ipswich port
Ipswich Port Health Authority, 4E Grafton House
15 - 17 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2DE
tel: 01394 614933
fax: 01394 673671
UK DP 08
Liverpool Port
Mersey PHA
Trident House
105 Derby Road
Liverpool L20 8LZ
tel: 0151 233 2583
fax: 0151 233 2580
UK DP 09
London Tilbury Port
London Port Health Authority
Main Entrance Approach Road
Tilbury Dock
Tilbury, Essex RM18 7JN
tel: 01375 842663
fax: 01375 856901
UK DP 10
London Thamesport
London Port Health Authority
Maritime House
Grain Road, Isle of Grain
Kent ME3 0HA
tel: 01375 842663
fax: 01375 856901
UK DP 11
Sheerness port
London Port Health Authority
The Port Health Office
Jetty Road, Sheerness Docks
Sheerness, Kent ME12 1RS
tel: 01375 842663
fax: 01375 856901
UK DP 12
Manchester Airport
Manchester City Council
Building 307, World Freight Terminal
Manchester Airport M90 5QL
tel: 0161 234 5001
fax: 0161 489 3308
email: *
*please telephone to confirm email:
UK DP 13
Manchester (Ellesmere Port only)
Dutton House, 46 Church Street, Runcorn WA7 1LL
tel: 01928 572919
fax: 01928 581596
UK DP 16
Southampton port
Sandra Westacott
204-207 Western Docks
Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1DA
tel: 02380 226631
fax: 02380 233859 or 02380 630951
UK DP 17
River Tees PHA
Area Management Directorate
Regulatory Services, Belmont House, Rectory Lane Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland TS14 7FD
tel: 01287 612413
fax: 01642 252665
UK DP 18
Grimsby and Immingham Port
North East Lincolnshire Council
Port Health Office
Fish Dock Road
Grimsby DN31 3NN
tel: 01472 326299
fax: 01472 267346 (BIP)
UK DP 19
Stansted Airport
Uttlesford District Council
Council Offices, London Road
Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4ER
tel: 01799 510510
fax: 01799 510567
UK DP 21
London Gateway Port
The Manorway
Essex SS17 9PD
tel: 01375 842663
fax: 01375 856901
UK DP 25
East Midlands Airport
Fiona West
North West Leicestershire District Council
Council Offices
LE67 3FJ
tel: 01530 454559
fax: 01530 454574
UK DP 26

For further advice about these import conditions for aflatoxins, and DPIs, please contact the Mycotoxins team on 020 7276 8713 or by email at

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