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High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO)


High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin Third Country

High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin (HRFNAO) that originates from a Rest of World (RoW) and transits through the EU are subject to controls. 

The BCP at Dover Port is currently approved for:

  • Pistachios from Iran,
  • Pistachios from Turkey,
  • Dried Figs from Turkey, 
  • Hazelnuts from Turkey.

Any HRFNAO from a Rest of World which is not covered by the commodities listed above will not be able to enter via Dover unless it has already passed official SPS checks (Sanitary and Phytosanitary) in an EU country and can demonstrate evidence in the form of an EU endorsed CHED-D  where it will be treated as EU origin.

Procedure of Pre-Notification and Endorsement of CHED-D

Importers will be required to pre-notify the Port Health Authority at least 1 working day ahead of arrival. This is done by creating a CHED-D on IPAFFS.

This only applies to the current RoW goods which Dover BCP is authorised to receive (see above).

Once the goods arrive at Dover, the importer (or agent on their behalf) must ensure that the goods are accompanied by original documents (commercial documents, the original official certificate and results of sampling and analysis).

Evidence that the goods are accompanied by these original documents must be presented to Dover Port Health Authority via email to porthealth@dover.gov.uk before the vehicle leaves Dover. The original documents are also required to be presented to Dover Port Health Authority before the consignment can leave the Dover district.

List of Uk BCPS

A list of UK BCPs for animal and animal products can be found here UK border control posts: animal and animal product imports - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

Important Points to Remember

It is recommended that drivers make use of the Motis Dover parking facilities, whilst appropriate checks are pending. Please note, if an offload or examination of the foodstuffs is required, this must be done at the Border Control Post Dover Cargo Terminal and not Motis.  

The CHED-D is then used by the BCP to indicate which checks have been carried out and the outcome of those checks. Upon the checks satisfactory completion, the document (CHED-D Part II) is stamped and signed by a Port Health Officer.  

Upon satisfactory checks, the goods would be permitted to proceed further and travel to inland destinations. If the correct documents are not presented prior to the goods leaving Dover, the controlled foodstuffs will be considered to be a non-compliant consignment. 

The list of foodstuffs with current restrictions can be found here Foodstuffs with GB import restrictions | Food Standards Agency

The list of emerging risk products is reviewed every six months. 

High Risk Food Not of Animal Origin – EU


There are currently no EU- origin HRFNAO, and if RoW HRFNAO is imported into the EU and subsequently exported to GB. It will be treated as EU origin if an EU endorsed CHED-D is supplied.

For HRFNAO originating from RoW and being directly imported into GB, prenotification is still required 1 day in advance via IPAFFS.

A list of UK BCPs for animal and animal products can be found here UK border control posts: animal and animal product imports - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Fees and Charges

Fees are payable for checking documentation and examination or sampling consignments should it prove necessary.

Our current fees and charges can be found here

Please email porthealth@dover.gov.uk to set up a payment account prior to the arrival of an Import.

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