Food safety for business

Imported foods

When you import food commercially, you need to know about regulations that apply to specific products and also more general rules about things such as labelling and additives.

Failure to comply with UK and EU hygiene and safety rules could cause delay in shipments, increase costs and require action to be taken by enforcement authorities.Full details are available on the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) website.

If you want to bring food into the country just for your personal use, see the Personal food, plant and animal product imports on GOV.UK.