Prior to the implementation of health certification on EU imports of medium risk animal products, plants, plant products, and high risk non-animal origin food (and feed) on January 31, 2024.
Starting from January 31, 2024, there are significant changes to the Import of Products, Animals, Food, and Feed System (IPAFFS) in the context of EU imports to Great Britain (GB). The Common Health Entry Document (CHED) Part 1 import notification will replace the current IMP notification for EU imports of Products of Animal Origin (POAO), animal by-products, germinal products, and High Risk Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin (HRFNAO) to/via GB. This aligns with the CHED Part 1 import notification process for similar products from non-EU countries.
What changes are coming on 31 January 2024?
● The introduction of health certification on imports from the EU/EFTA of medium risk animal
products, plants and plant products.
● The introduction of health certification on imports of high-risk food and feed of non-animal
origin via the EU/EFTA.
● The introduction of import notifications for EU/EFTA products (ie not Qualifying Northern Irish
Goods) from the island of Ireland to Great Britain.
● The introduction of the Common Health Entry Document (CHED) import notification in place of
the IMP for import notifications of EU/EFTA imports of Products of Animal Origin (POAO) and
for High Risk Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin (HRFNAO) imported into GB via the EU/EFTA.
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Update on minced meats, meat preparations and mechanically separated meat
In the context of meat preparations and minced meat imports into Great Britain (GB), there have been specific regulations and restrictions in place. As of now, the default requirement is that such imports must be deep frozen. However, there have been adjustments to these regulations:
- Commencing January 31, 2024, health certificates will be mandatory for medium-risk animal goods from the EU. It has been communicated to the European Commission and traders that the intention is not to introduce additional procedures for minced meat, meat preparations, and MSM from the EU.
- Official Veterinarians are authorized to strike through model health certificate conditions PH/P100 and PH/P109, which initially stipulated that goods must be frozen to an internal temperature of not more than -18°C.
This means that it will continue to accept chilled goods produced in
accordance with Section V of Annex III of Regulation (EC) No 853/2004.
This will apply to the following GB model health certificates:
• GBHC300 Fresh meat, including minced meat, of domestic bovine animals
• GBHC310 Fresh meat, including minced meat, of domestic porcine animals
• GBHC320 Fresh meat, including minced meat, of domestic ovine and caprine
• GBHC350 Meat preparations.
There are also content to continue to accept minced poultry meat and pig and poultry MSM
from the EU produced in accordance with Section V of Annex III of Regulation (EC) No
853/2004 and accompanied by model health certificate GBHC330 (poultry) or GBHC310
(pig) said Sanitary and Phytosanitary Controls (SPS) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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