Importing composite products

Important information

This page is being revised. Further information on food and feed imports into the UK can be found on the Food Standards Agency website.

A composite product is:

  • foodstuff that contains both processed animal products and products of plant origin, for example, salami
  • where the processing of the primary product is essential to the production of the final foodstuff

Import requirements for composite products follows similar rules to that applicable to importing products of animal origin.

It is essential to pre-notify authorities in Great Britain before products of animal origin are imported. Importers and import agents must use the online import of products, animals, food and feed system (IPAFFS) to do this.