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Export certificates

We can provide export certificates for certain types of food and beverages, such as:

  • Food not of animal origin
  • Certain composite products (processed animal products combined with products not of animal origin)
  • Manufactured food and drinks

The exporter is responsible for finding out what requirements are in place in the destination country before applying for a certificate. For example, they may require the certificate in a certain format or with standard wording. This information can be sought from the customer, embassy or trade representative. Errors on an export certificate may result your good being rejected.

We provide two types of export certificates:

Food Safety Premises Endorsement for Export

This certificate declares the food has been produced in a food premises inspected by us to ensure compliance with food hygiene legislation.

The certificate does not certify that an individual batch or consignment has been inspected or declared safe.

The fee is £41 plus VAT.

Standard Export Health Certificate

This certificate can be requested if the destination country requires extra reassurance about the safety of a batch or consignment.

The premises and the goods may need to be inspected before a certificate is issued. The food product may also need to be analysed by an independent laboratory. It is the exporter’s responsibility to arrange and pay for this.

Exporters should contact us first to discuss what evidence/samples are required.

The fee is £82 plus VAT for the first two hours of work, including the certificate. After two hours, an hourly rate of £42 + VAT will apply.


Request an export certificate

Please complete our application form or contact our Environmental Health Team.

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