The guidance, which can be found at the link below, is specifically aimed at those authorities with points of entry through which occasional and/or low levels of consignments of feed or food of non-animal origin (FNAO) are received. It is intended to assist those authorities to ensure that they know what is coming through their port and are carrying out risk-based, targeted checks.
The main part of the manual provides enforcement officers at these points of entry with appropriate information, practical guidance and advice to enable them to secure the effective control of food and animal feed imported into the UK from non-EU countries. This includes definitions of key terms, information on reviewing manifests etc to identify and monitor consignments, an imported food/feed checklist, information on risk based checks and appropriate enforcement, record-keeping and a directory of agencies – roles and responsibilities.
The accompanying annex to the pack provides: example documentation (including: ship manifest, airway manifest, airway bill, bill of lading, commercial invoice, arrivals list, CED and CVED), along with example notices and a template to record checks.
All references to legislation refer to the version current on the date this document was issued. The Agency will continue to update the pack as appropriate. Should you require further advice related to imported food controls, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the helpline on 0207 276 8018.