Composite food products intended for human consumption to the European Union and Northern Ireland post 21 April 2021: certificate 8350

Apply online for an export health certificate (EHC) to export non shelf-stable composite products and shelf-stable composite food products containing any quantity of meat products (except gelatine, collagen and highly refined products) from Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) to the EU or move them to Northern Ireland.

Apply for an export health certificate online

If you’re in England, Scotland or Wales, you must apply for an export health certificate (EHC) using the online service to export to the EU or to move composite products to Northern Ireland.

If you’re in Northern Ireland, you do not need an EHC to export to the EU. Contact DAERA on 02877 442 060 to find out what you need to do.

New legislation is being introduced for Third Country exports into the EU from 21 April 2021. Some new EHCs are being introduced on 21 April 2021 and some existing EU EHCs will be replaced at that time.

If you are an exporter of composite products that require an EHC prior to 21 April 2021, you will be able to continue using the current composite product EHC until August 2021. If your composite product does not currently require an EHC but will following 21 April 2021, you will need to use this certificate.

Do not submit any test applications for this certificate on the EHC Online service.

This EHC should not be used for exports before 21 April 2021.

1. Check what you need for your export

Find out about the requirements for export in the guidance notes and specimen certificate.

2. Apply online

You’ll need:

  • a Government Gateway account
  • a Defra account

If you don’t already have them you’ll need to register for these accounts, and so will your official vet or inspector.

Start now

Registration takes around 5 minutes. Official vets and inspectors will also need to have their registration checked by APHA.

Register and sign in as an official vet or inspector.

Read the accessibility statement for this service.

Applying online means you can:

  • see the status of your applications
  • always use the latest version of the EHC
  • copy existing applications
  • apply for blocks of certificates

Find out more

Stay up to date with any changes to EHCs by signing up for email alerts.

Find out about getting an EHC.

Help with your application

In England, Scotland and Wales, call APHA on 03000 200 301.

In Northern Ireland, call DAERA on 02877 442 060.

Find out about call charges.

Published 1 April 2021
Last updated 19 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Guidance notes updated

  2. First published.