Goods derived from animals or containing ingredients derived from animals are known as products of animal origin (POAO). These can include foods for direct human consumption and by-products.
Importers must follow detailed procedures for certain types of POAO. Evidence of specific veterinary or health checks need to be provided to ensure products are allowed entry into the UK. Depending on classification, other documentation may be required.
If you intend to import POAO entry requirements should be carefully checked before the goods are transported, as consignments rejected by port health will either need to be re-exported or destroyed.