This content is exclusively provided by FAO / FAOLEX

Order No. 846 on import of food with special restrictions.

Type of law

The Order applies to the importat into Denmark, and imports from Denmark to other EU countries, Andorra, Norway and Switzerland of animal and non-animal originating food destined to human consumption. It imposes special restrictions on food originating in or imported from outside the EU trade area (exclusion of Faroe Islands, Greenland, Ceuta and Melilla in Spain, and overseas territories in the Republic of France). Certification of analytical tests carried out in order to ensure no risks may endanger human health are restriction requirements for a list of countries.
The Order consists of 28 Chapters and 1 Appendix: Scope and purpose (1); Definitions (2); Albania - cholera, and histamine (3); Bangladesh - chloramphenicol, metabolites of nitrofurans, tetracycline, malachite green and crystal violet (4); Gabon - heavy metals and sulphites (5); Republic of Guinea - fishery products (6); India - chloramphenicol and tetracycklin and nitrofurans and their metabolites (7); Indonesia - Chloramphenicol, metabolites of nitrofurans and tetracyclines (tetracycline, oxytetracycline and chlortetracyklin) (8); China - chloramphenicol, nitrofurans, malachite green and crystal violet and their metabolites, avian influenza and melamine (9); Croatia - avian flu (10); Mexico - hormonal substances and beta-agonists (11); Myanmar - chloramphenicol (12); Peru - hepatitis A (13); Switzerland - avian flu (14); South Africa - avi rinfluenza (15); South Korea - avian flu (16); Thailand - antimicrobial substances, nitrofurans and their metabolites as well as avian flu (17); Common Provisions for non-animal foods (18); Brazil, China, Iran, Turkey, USA and Egypt - Aflatoxin (19); Import of guar gum originating in or consigned from India (20); Imports of rice originating in or consigned from China (21); Import of soya and soya products originating in or consigned from China (22); Import of sunflower oil originating in or consigned from Ukraine (23); Import of fenugreek seeds and some seeds and beans from Egypt (24); More intensive public scrutiny of certain non-animal foods (25); Import of mushrooms for human consumption originating in certain third countries (26); Penal Provisions (27); Entry into force (28).
Appendix 1 - Border inspection posts for composite foods containing milk, milk products, soya or soya products originating in or imported from China.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The Order enters into force on 14 July 2011.
Repaling Order No. 98 of 10 February 2011.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om indf rsel af f devarer m.v. med s rlige restriktioner.