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Order No. 164 on veterinary controls on import of animal-originating food and on penalties for infringement of related EU legislation.

Type of law

This Order applies to animal-originating food import to Denmark from third countries as well as others, including food transiting via Denmark. The purpose of this Order is to establish regulations on the approval of issued certifications, following thorough custom inspections. Food may be refused import in Denmark if found with residues of illegal or unauthorized veterinary medicinal products in adherence to EU laws (MRL - Maximum Residue Limit). Animal-originating food being imported in Denmark for analysis/research and/or exhibition purposes for country representatives (Embassies) may be granted entrance in Denmark. Lots of food, detained or seized by the Food Authority must not be removed, converted or taken into use.
The Order consists of 15 Chapters and 20 Appendices: Scope and definitions (1); Trade (2); Imports (3); Import for free circulation of conformed foodstuffs originating from third countries (4); Import of non-harmonized food products originating from third countries (5); Transit and storage of non-compliant food products originating from third countries (6); Transport of food from/to third countries transiting Denmark (7); Returns (8); Private import (9); Samples (10); Veterinary designation of warehouses in free zones and shipping companies and custom s warehouses for temporary storage of non-compliant food products (11); Sealing (12); Held or sized consignments (13); Transition and exemption clauses (14); Penalty and implementation provisions (15).
Appendix 1 - Part 1.
Appendix 2 - List of approved Danish border inspection posts for the inspection of food products.
Appendix 3 - Frequencies of veterinary inspections on imported consignments.
Appendix 4 - Import conditions for harmonized food from third countries.
Appendix 5 - Conditions for import of non-harmonized food from third countries.
Appendix 6 - Template of provisioning certificate.
Appendix 7 - Template of application for the return of food products.
Appendix 8 - Model for template for veterinarian choice of companies as storage in a free zone, customs warehouses, shipping companies and specifically authorized provisioning storage.
Appendix 9 Third Country List - Fresh meat, minced meat, meat preparations and mechanically separated meat of livestock.
Appendix 10 Third Country List - Fresh meat and meat preparations of poultry.
Appendix 11 Third Country List - Fresh meat, minced meat, meat preparations and mechanically separated meat of farmed and wild game mammals other than hares and rabbits.
Appendix 12 - Third Country List - Fresh meat and meat of wild feathered game and farmed ratites.
Appendix 13 - Third Country List - Meat products and treated stomachs, bladders and intestines.
Appendix 14 - Third Country List - Frog legs and terrestrial gastropods.
Appendix 15 - Third Country List - Milk, dairy products, colostrum and colostrum-based products.
Appendix 16 - Third Country List - Eggs in their shell and heat -treated egg.
Appendix 17 - Third Country List - Fresh meat of rabbits and hares.
Appendix 18 - Third Country List - Honey and royal jelly.
Appendix 19 - Third Country List - Fish products of any form, but excluding bivalve molluscs.
Appendix 20 - Third Country List - Bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates and marine snails of any form.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
23 February 2015.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om veterin rkontrol ved indf rsel af animalske f devarer og om straffebestemmelser for overtr delse af relaterede EU-retsakter.