Brexit Bite: Importing Food of Animal Origin

October 21st

Time: 10:00 - 10:45

Location: Webinar


The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has a new series of free online Brexit webinars to help you get your food business Brexit ready.  

Brexit means change. From the 1 January 2021, the requirements for trading food with Great Britain will be different. Irish food businesses that currently buy food from Great Britain and place it on the Irish market will become importers.

In this short Brexit Bite, John Higgins and Noreen Galvin from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will give a brief overview of the requirements for importing foods of animal origin into Ireland from Great Britain from the 1 January 2021.

John will give a summary of the import controls on foods of animal origin including:

  • What needs to be done now to prepare to import these products
  • What documents are needed

Noreen will provide guidance and advice on importing foods of animal origin and how to have a more efficient transfer through the Border Control Post, including:

  • Questions to ask your GB suppliers now regarding their establishment, certification and options for sealing loads
  • Assigning the operator responsible for the consignment
  • The importance and responsibilities of the operator responsible for the consignment
  • Documentary, Identity and Physical checks
  • Packing of loads
  • Benefit of having a Competent Authority (DEFRA) seal on the load if it is an option

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. This free event will be held online and will last 45 minutes.

Shortly after registration, you will receive the event link by email which will give you the details on how to join the event at 10am on Wednesday, 21 October 2020. In order to join the event on the day, you will need a computer, tablet or smartphone.

To register for this event, please click here.

Places are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Stay safe and all the best,

The FSAI Team.