Guidance

The following guidance and information will help you in your role as an Food Competent Certifying Officer (FCCO) certifying Products of Animal Origin (POAO) for export to the EU or movement to Northern Ireland (NI). 

This section will be regularly updated when new and revised guidance is published. 

This recorded webinar available on YouTube includes details about working as an FCCO and includes information on Export Health Certificates (EHCs) and a demonstration of EHC Online – the digital service that businesses and certifiers use to apply for and manage EHC applications. 

Certification - general

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Fish

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Animal Health Regulations

Defra held a webinar for certifiers on the new Animal Health Regulation (AHR) fish EHCs. The slides and narrative from the webinars include information on the new fish EHCs.

If you have questions about fish certification email: FishEHC@defra.gov.uk

Composite products

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High-Risk Foods Not of Animal Origin 

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Logistic hubs/Groupage Export Facilitation Scheme 

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Food Standards Agency guidance

Certification Support Officers 

Local Authorities providing export health certification services can train and deploy Certification Support Officers (CSOs). CSOs support FCCOs and can help increase the efficiency and productivity of certifying officers. 

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