High Risk Products



Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 imposes increased levels of official controls on certain feed and food of non-animal origin.

Consignments of foodstuffs referred to in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 (as amended) may only be imported into Teesport in accordance with procedures laid down in the legislation, these include;
  • Importers must give adequate prior notification of the estimated date and time of physical arrival of the consignment.
  • Importers must complete Part 1 of the Common Entry Document (CED) and send it to River Tees Port Health Authority at least one working day prior to the physical arrival of the consignment.
Documentary checks will be carried out on all consignments within 2 working days from the time of arrival, and identity and physical checks will be carried out randomly at intervals as specified in Annex 1.

All costs resulting from official controls, including sampling, analysis, and any measures taken following non-compliance, shall be borne by the food business operator. Additional charges may apply from the port operator to produce a container for examination and for the storage of the goods. Food business operators should contact the port operator for clarification of these charges.



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