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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Export requirements for other products of animal origin intended for human consumption not covered by Articles 7 to 25 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/628

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1. Eligible/ineligible product

It is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure that the product being exported will be covered by the certificates issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).



2. Pre-export approvals by competent authority of importing country


The highly processed products of animal origin (HPPAO) must come from an establishment licensed under the Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR).

The United Kingdom (UK) requires that HPPAO originate from an establishment operating under the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles (see Preventive control plan [PCP]) as stipulated in Commission Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council. In addition, these establishments must be regularly audited by the competent authorities (CA) in accordance with Regulation (EC) 853/2004 which applies to processed and unprocessed products of animal origin.

If applicable, the raw animal material used in the HPPAO must come from an establishment (such as: meat or fish, etc.) which is approved to export to the United Kingdom and on the List of establishments in non-EU countries that are approved to export animal products to the UK. This list is administered by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

3. Production controls and inspection requirements

The inspector must verify during a preventive control inspection that the manufacturer is aware of the standards and requirements of the UK and has a specific export procedure in place.

Imported ingredients of animal origin

The use of imported ingredients of animal origin from certain countries may limit the ability to export to the UK.

4. Labelling, packaging and marking requirements

Products need to satisfy EU labelling requirements.

5. Export documents available upon request

As a manufacturer/exporter and in order to facilitate the certification process, it is important that you are familiar with the content of parts I and II of the model certificate.


Export certificates cannot be issued after the products have left Canada.

6. Additional information

Exported products transiting through a country may require transit documentation. It is the responsibility of the exporter to ensure that the shipment will be accompanied by all necessary certificates. Please work closely with your importer.

Samples (personal or commercial) of highly refined products may be subject to the same requirements as regular shipment. It is strongly recommended that the exporter verify these requirements with his importer and/or at the UK border inspection post where the products will be shipped.

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