Importers should use suppliers who are honest and reliable, and need to know their names and addresses and other relevant contact details. If after import, importers feel any food is not safe they must report it to the Environmental Health Department of their local authority, and not sell it. To locate the contact details of the appropriate local authority, importers can use our online search facility by entering the postcode of their business.
Most products of animal origin from outside the European Union (EU) require certification of the product and must come from an approved establishment in an approved country. Lists of EU approved establishments in non-EU countries that supply animal products can be found below.