Guidance on producing, harvesting and importing edible snails for human consumption

February 2011

Snails for human consumption are defined in paragraph 6.2, Annex I of Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 as meaning: terrestrial gastropods of the species Helix pomatiaLinné, Helix aspersaMuller, Helix lucorum and species of the family Achatinidae. Annex I of this document contains more, general information on these species of snail.

Marine gastropods are not covered by this guidance.