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Order No. 220 on veterinary controls on import of animal-originating food and on penalties for infringement of related EU legislation.

Type of law

The 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 certifications issued, 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.
The Regulation consists of 14 Chapters and 20 Appendices: Scope and definitions (1); Trade (2); Imports (3); Import into free circulation of compliant food products 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); Import (9); Samples (10); Veterinarian identification of warehouses in free zones and ship warehouses companies for temporary storage of non-compliant food (11); Sealing (12); Transition and exemption clauses (13); Penalty and implementation provisions (14).
Appendix 1 - Part 1.
Appendix 2 - List of approved Danish border inspection posts for the inspection of food.
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.
Appendix 8 - Model form for veterinarian appointment of companies as storage in a free zone, customs warehouses, shipping companies and specifically authorized provisioning storage.
Appendix 9 Third Country List - fresh and minced meat, meat preparations and mechanically separated meat of livestock.
Appendix 10 - Third Country List Fresh and poultry meat.
Appendix 11 Third Country List - Fresh and 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
15 March 2014. Regulations regarding colostrum and colostrum-based products (Appendices 3-4, 15) enter into force 26 March 2014.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtgoerelse om veterinaerkontrol ved indfoersel af animalske foedevarer og om straffebestemmelser for overtraedelse af relaterede EU-retsakter.