Control of foods of animal origin from third countries


Published 11.11.2013 | Modified 11.11.2013

Foods of animal origin shall be controlled at a veterinary border inspection post (BIP) before import into Norway is authorised. Consignments shall be notified in TRACES before the physical arrival of the consignment on EEA-territory. The purpose of the veterinary border control is to prevent the spread of contagious animal diseases to Norway and the EU, and ensure that the imported foods are safe for human consumption.

Products that shall be subjected to veterinary check at a border inspection post are specified in Annex I of Commission Decision (EC) No. 2007/275 concerning list of animals and products to be subject to controls at border inspection posts under Council Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC

Some goods of animal origin from third countries are exempted from the requirement of veterinary border control. This applies to products such as e.g. chocolate and meat extracts. Products exempted from the requirement of veterinary border control, are listed in Annex II of the above mentioned Commission Decision.

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