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Importing

Business guidance

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.
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.
Extraction solvents authorisation requirements and what you need to submit as part of your application.
What you need to submit as part of your regulated product application.
Pre-market approval procedure for food and animal feed products and processes requiring authorisation.

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.
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.
Guidance on additives, labelling, packaging and hygiene when importing sugar and sweeteners.
Guidance on additives, labelling, packaging and hygiene when importing salt products.
Guidance on food hygiene and contaminants when importing sauces containing products of animal origin.
Guidance on what a higher risk product is, labelling, packaging, chemical safety and controls on plant health.
Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, chemical safety when importing drinks.
Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, chemical safety when importing cereals.
Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, and chemical safety when importing bakery products.
Guidance for traders on importing certain foodstuffs, import restrictions and further information on labelling, packaging, chemical safety, additives and organic products.
Guidance on the measures you must take in order to import and export wine legally into or from the UK.
Importing products of animal origin (POAO) or fishery products has potential hazards which all involved businesses should be aware of.
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.
Guidance on labelling, contaminants and what to look out for when importing nuts.
Information on importing plant and vegetarian products, including additives, labelling and chemical safety. This doesn't include fruit and vegetables
Guidance on labelling, contaminants and what to look out for when importing products which come from animals.
Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, chemical safety when importing confectionery products.
Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, chemical safety when importing cooking oils.