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Food import investigation: implementation

Anyone wishing to import food into the EU must ensure that the required import inspections are carried out properly. When importing food stuff of animal origin (also of live animals), the person responsible for transport shall notify the competent authority in advance of the arrival of the consignment at the border inspection post.

An import investigation shall be carried out by the competent body, including a documentary check, an identification check (inspection) and a product inspection.

Certain studies are also carried out on imports of foodstuffs of non-animal origin. Information shall be provided by the competent body.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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