Food safety certification requirements for imported bivalve molluscs

This consultation is now closed.

We asked for your feedback on the proposed changes to food safety import requirements for bivalve molluscs.

Our consultation paper provided detail on:

  • types of bivalve molluscs and bivalve mollusc products that must have government certification
  • hazards we need to manage (including biotoxins and viruses in at risk products)
  • border verification testing.

The consultation took place from 4 December 2018 to 8 February 2019.

You gave us your feedback via an online survey.

What you said

You broadly supported the proposed changes.

We reflected your feedback in the updates we made to the proposed changes. Our last update was based on your feedback from the first consultation in May 2017.

What happens next

We are now drafting the final changes to the food safety certification requirements for imported bivalve molluscs.

We aim to make these changes by mid-2019 with certification of bivalve molluscs expected to take effect from mid-2020.

For more information visit changes to the inspection of risk foods.

If you have any questions, contact Imported Food Enquiries.

This consultation is now closed.

We asked for your feedback on the proposed changes to food safety import requirements for bivalve molluscs.

Our consultation paper provided detail on:

  • types of bivalve molluscs and bivalve mollusc products that must have government certification
  • hazards we need to manage (including biotoxins and viruses in at risk products)
  • border verification testing.

The consultation took place from 4 December 2018 to 8 February 2019.

You gave us your feedback via an online survey.

What you said

You broadly supported the proposed changes.

We reflected your feedback in the updates we made to the proposed changes. Our last update was based on your feedback from the first consultation in May 2017.

What happens next

We are now drafting the final changes to the food safety certification requirements for imported bivalve molluscs.

We aim to make these changes by mid-2019 with certification of bivalve molluscs expected to take effect from mid-2020.

For more information visit changes to the inspection of risk foods.

If you have any questions, contact Imported Food Enquiries.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

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