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Food and feed of non-animal origin

Certain food and feed of non-animal origin are subject to increased levels of official import controls, as set out in Regulation (EC) No 669/2009. The enhanced control mechanism means that competent authorities will:

  • carry out systematic (100%) checks on documents accompanying the consignments,
  • conduct physical checks, including laboratory analysis, at a frequency related to the risk identified.

The list of products subject to increased level of attention and control at borders is included in Annex I to the Regulation. It is regularly updated based on information from various sources, including:

Designated Points of Entry (DPEs)

Consignments of certain food and feed subject to increased controls must be presented at specially designated and equipped inspection posts for the carrying out of the necessary checks. These controls must be carried out at the point of entry in the EU before the goods are released for free circulation.

List of Designated Points of Entry for certain food and feed of non-animal origin
AustriaItaly: Foodpdf - Feedpdf
Bulgaria: Food - FeedLithuania
Czech Republic: Food - FeedNetherlandspdf
Denmark: Food - FeedPoland: Food - Feedpdf(38 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Estonia: Food - FeedpdfPortugal
France: Food - FeedSlovakiapdf
Germany: Foodpdf - FeedpdfSlovenia: Foodpdf(29 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  - Feedpdf(30 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Greece: ENpdf - ELpdfSpain: Food - Feed
Hungarypdf(15 kB) Choose translations of the previous link Sweden
IrelandUnited Kingdom
DPEs operating under specific geographical constraints

Article 9(1) of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 gives possibility for the competent authority of a certain DPE, which operates under special geographical circumstances, to carry out physical checks at approved feed and food business premises, following special authorization from the Commission.

To date the following authorizations have been granted by the Commission: