A ‘high-risk’ product is feed or food that is either a known, or an emerging, risk to public health. Specific emergency controls are in place for certain Food Products Not of Animal Origin from specified countries to reduce known human or animal health risks.
Where emergency controls exist, there is usually a requirement for the Port Health Authority to conduct documentary checks and sampling for analysis or examination.
‘High-Risk’ Products of non-animal origin under Regulation (EC) No 669/2009
imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin, from certain non-EU countries, that are considered to be ‘high-risk’ can only enter the UK through specific ports and airports approved as Designated Points of Entry (DPE’s) where official controls will be carried out.
A list of the ‘high-risk’ products, country of origin and the frequency of checks can be found at Annex I of Commission Regulation (EC) 669/2009. The annex to 669/2009 changes quarterly with entries being removed and new entries added.
Aflatoxin contamination of products of non-animal origin under Regulation (EC) No 1152/2009
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1152/2009 imposes special conditions governing the import of certain foodstuffs from certain non-EU countries due to contamination risk by aflatoxins.
Plastic kitchenware from China and Hong Kong under Regulation (EU) No 284/2011
Commission Regulation (EU) No 284/2011 lays down specific conditions and detailed procedures for the importation of polyamide and or melamine plastic kitchenware originating in or consigned from the People’s Republic of China (China) and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (Hong Kong).