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Order No. 892 on import of food with special restrictions and penal provisions for the violation of various EU laws.

Type of law

This Order applies to the import of food into and/or via Denmark, with the exception of non-food of animal origin imported from other EU Member States; if the latter is released for free circulation in Denmark, it will be subject to provisions relative to certain contaminants in foodstuff and to related EU legislation in this area. The Order also sets regulations concerning the protection of human consumers from non-authorized GMO food, radioactive products and food as well as food exposed to pesticides. It is mandatory that food of animal-origins is being inspected prior to being introduced in Denmark in order to ensure prevention of animal diseases and pests in humans. Certain food is not eligible for import in Denmark, however these restrictions are revoked in cases pest and disease tests on the imported commodities have been carried out at approved laboratories and resulting in harmless to human health. The following is subject to said control testing: mussels or living fish and mussels transported in water from Albania for Cholera (Chapter 3), for histamine on Scombridae, Clupeidae, Coryfenidae, Pomatomidae and Scombresosidae (Chapter 4) crustaceans from Bangladesh for chloramphenicol, metabolites of nitrofurans, tetracycline, malachite green and crystal violet (Chapter 5), for classic swine pest in meat from Bulgaria (Chapter 6), mouth and foot disease (Chapter 7). It is forbidden to import fish products from the Republic of Guinea (Chapter 8), aquaculture products from India if not tested for pests, particularly for chloramphenicol, metabolites of nitrofurans, tetracycline, malachite green and crystal violet (Chapter 9), for African swine pest originating from Sardinia (Chapters 11, 24), for melamine in milk- and soya-based food, animal food originating from fish and aquaculture products, non-EU approved and GMO commodities from China (Chapters 12-14, 36), for classic swine pest from Croatia (Chapter 15), for African and classical swine pest from Latvia (Chapters 16-17), African swine pest from Lithuania (Chapter 18). Danish Veterinary and Food Administration lays down the procedures for measures taken pursuant to hormones found in meat and meat products (Mexico, Chapter 19 article 21, section 4) and related to the documentation submitted at border inspection posts for the authorization of its import. For chloramphenicol from Myanmar (Chapter 20), hepatitis A from Peru (Chapter 21), for African swine pest from Poland (Chapter 22), for classic swine pest from Romania (Chapter 23), avian influenza, subtype H5N1 from Switzerland (Chapter 25), for antimicrobial substances, nitrofurans and their metabolites from Thailand (Chapter 26), Escherichia coli and marine biotoxins from Turkey (Chapter 27), for salmonella from Bangladesh (Chapter 30), for ochratoxin from Canada (Chapter 31), for aflatoxins and pesticides from Nigeria, Ghana and India (Chapter 32) and pentachlorophenol from India (Chapter 33). Radioactive substances from Japan and other third countries (Chapter 36, 41), for mineral oil from Ukraine (Chapter 37), for aflatoxins from USA and other third countries (Chapters 38-39).
The Order consists of 44 Chapters distributed in V Sections and 5 Appendices: Scope and definitions (I); Food of animal origin - restrictions (II); Non-animal food - advance notification and rules related to withheld and undisclosed parties (III); Non-animal food - restrictions (IV); Penalties and entry into force provisions (V).
Appendix 1 - Border inspection posts for composite foods containing milk, milk products, soya or soya products originating from China.
Appendix 2 - Areas of Latvia at risk for African swine fever (article 18).
Appendix 3 - Areas of Latvia at risk for classical swine fever (article 19).
Appendix 4 - Areas of Lithuania at risk for African swine fever (article 20).
Appendix 5 - Areas of Poland at risk for African swine fever (article 24).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
18 July 2014.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om indf rsel af f devarer med s rlige restriktioner og om straffebestemmelser for overtr delse af diverse EU-retsakter.