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Importing through Newhaven Port Health Authority

Information about importing products of animal origin or high-risk foods not of animal origin through Newhaven Port Health Authority

The UK Government has reviewed how food is imported into Great Britain (GB). You can find details in The Border Target Operating Model on Gov.uk.

To use our services, email our dedicated Newhaven Port Health Authority office, porthealth@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk. We will provide you with information on how to register for our service and invoicing facility. Please note we currently require one working day's notice of the importation of food which is:

  • a product of animal origin or
  • high risk food not of animal origin

You can find our current fees and charges here.

Products of animal origin

These foods have been placed into high, medium or low categories.

High risk foods not of animal origin

All products imported into Great Britain (GB) must comply with the law on contaminants. These laws are put into place to protect public health.

There are certain types of food which are considered high risk, if you are involved with importing them, then you must be aware of this guidance.

Further information

Food Standards Agency - additional information

Find additional information on the requirements to import products of animal origin, products not of animal origin, fishery products and animal feed into the UK: