Your consignment can be temporarily placed on hold for numerous reasons, products subject to official controls will be held pending satisfactory checks, and these will be undertaken by the Authority and can be for both POAO and FNAO products.
Consignments may be temporarily placed on hold pending further information. We carry out 100% manifest checks on all consignments entering the Port of Liverpool. If it is unclear what products are in a container we will hold the consignment, until we receive satisfactory documentation (normally an invoice/packing list). Following on from this, Port Health Officers may request further supplementary information, for example an ingredients list.
Consignments may also be placed on hold if your consignment is to be sampled in accordance with our Surveillance Sampling programme. It will then be released once the sample has been taken.