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Amendments to Retained Regulation 2019/1793: Controls Applied to Imported Food and Feed not of Animal Origin: summary of stakeholder responses

This consultation was issued on 14th April 2022 and closed on 7th July 2022. It is a joint Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) consultation on proposed amendments to Retained Regulation 2019/1793. This retained EU legilsation applies a temporary increase of official controls and special conditions governing the entry into Great Britain of certain food and feed of non-animal origin from certain countries. 

Moving composite products into Northern Ireland

Composite products must satisfy specific requirements to enter Northern Ireland and the EU. Changes to the definition of composite products and certain requirements have been made to simplify the process.

High risk food of non-animal origin

Some foods of non-animal origin are considered high risk food of non-animal origin (HRFNAO) because they pose health risks associated with the country of origin.

How risk analysis keeps food and feed safe

Risk analysis is the process of assessing, managing and communicating food and animal feed safety risks. It’s how we ensure high standards of food and feed safety and protect consumers.

Importing confectionery

Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, chemical safety when importing confectionery products.

Importing composite products

A composite product is defined in legislation as a ‘foodstuff intended for human consumption that contains both processed products of animal origin and products of plant origin.

Importing nuts

Guidance on labelling, contaminants and what to look out for when importing nuts.

Importing drinks

Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, chemical safety when importing drinks.

Importing cooking oils

Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, chemical safety when importing cooking oils.

Importing cereals

Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, chemical safety when importing cereals.

Importing high-risk food and feed into GB

Defining what a high-risk product is, guidance on aflatoxin levels in imported food, current GB restrictions and guidance for importing certain produce from non GB countries.

Imported food - trade information

Guidance for traders on importing certain foodstuffs, import restrictions and further information on labelling, packaging, chemical safety, additives and organic products.