All food imports of products of animal origin, such as meat and dairy products, from countries outside the EU must enter the UK through designated Border Inspection Posts. The Mersey Port Health Authority Border Inspection Post is located at Royal Seaforth Container Terminal. The identity and documentation (such as veterinary health certificates) of all these products are checked. Some products will also be checked physically.
Food that isn't of animal origin from countries outside the EU must also comply with UK law in relation to food safety and standards. Port health authorities and local food authorities have powers to check food products when they come into the UK.