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Order No. 25 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 Order consists of 14 Chapters and 20 Appendices: Scope and definitions (1); Trade (2); Imports from third countries (3); Import for free circulation of conform food originating in third countries (4); Imports of non-harmonized food originating in third countries (5); Transit and storage of non-compliant food products originating in third countries (6); Transport of food from third to third countries via Denmark for transhipment (7); Returning food (8); Import (9); Samples (10); Veterinary designation of warehouses in free zones and storing ship companies and warehouses for temporary storage of non-compliant food (11); Veterinarian appointed warehouses (11); Sealing (12); Transition and exemption clauses (13); Criminal and implementation provisions (14).
Appendix 1 Part I.
Appendix 2 - List of Danish border inspection posts approved for the control of food.
Appendix 3 - Frequencies for 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 - Model of provisioning certificate.
Appendix 7 - Model of the application for the return of food.
Appendix 8 - Model form for veterinary designation of companies as storage in a free zone, warehouses, ship storage 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 poultry meat.
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 and milk 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 in any form, excluding bivalve molluscs.
Appendix 20 - Third Country List - Bivalve molluscs, echinoderms, tunicates and marine snails in any form.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
20 January 2014.
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.