Foodstuffs with current European Union (EU) restrictions (2022)

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Albania (AL) Commission Decision 2007/642/EC Regulation 2020/1158 Argentina (AR) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Azerbaijan (AZ) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Food Bangladesh (BD) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Belarus (BY) Regulation 2020/1158 Bolivia (BO) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA) Regulation 2020/1158 Brazil (BR) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Cambodia (KH) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I China (CN) Commission Decision 2011/884/EC (as amended) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Dominican Republic (DO) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Egypt (EG) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Ethiopia (ET) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Gambia (GM) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Georgia (GE) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Ghana (GH) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Guinea (GN) Commission Decision 2007/82/EC Honduras (HN) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I India (IN) Commission Decision 2010/381/EU Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Indonesia (ID) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Iran (IR) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Japan (JP) Regulation 2016/6 (as amended) Kenya (KE) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Kosovo (XK) Regulation 2020/1158 Lebanon (LB) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Madagascar (MG) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Malaysia (MY) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Mexico (MX) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Moldova (MD) Regulation 2020/1158 Montenegro (ME) Regulation 2020/1158 Morrocco (MA) Regulation EU 2019/1793 Annex I Nigeria (NG) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex IIa North Macedonia (MK) Regulation 2020/1158 Pakistan (PK) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Russia (RU) Regulation 2020/1158 Senegal (SN) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Serbia (RS) Regulation 2020/1158 Sierra Leone (SL) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I South Korea (KR) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Sri Lanka (LK) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Sudan (SD) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Switzerland (CH) Regulation 2020/1158 Syria (SY) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Thailand (TH) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Turkey (TR) Regulation (EU) 743/2013 (as amended) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Regulation 2020/1158 Uganda (UG) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II Ukraine (UA) Regulation 2020/1158 United States (US) Commission Decision 2006/199/EC Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Uzbekistan (UZ) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Vietnam (VN) Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II All countries Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008 FAQs Videos

Controls exist on certain foodstuffs from certain countries to protect public health. These may either specify conditions of import or suspend imports depending on the risk.

Consignments of controlled products can only be imported through designated Border Control Points. On presentation, documentary checks must be carried out in addition to sampling and analysis or examination. This increase in official controls take place prior to a consignment being cleared for import. Specific products are currently under harmonised controls in the EU that control their importation from specific non-EU countries.

Specific controls can be found below split by country. This list will be updated regularly.

Albania (AL)

Commission Decision 2007/642/EC

Food

  • Fishery products

Contaminant controlled

Histamines

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Argentina (AR)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved including mixtures (2008 11 91; 2008 11 96; 2008 11 98, ex 2008 19 12 40, ex 2008 19 19 50, ex 2008 19 92 40, ex 2008 19 95 40, ex 2008 19 99 50)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10; ex 2007 10 99; ex 2007 99 39)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Azerbaijan (AZ)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Hazelnuts (Corylus sp.) in shell (0802 21 00)
  • Hazelnuts (Corylus sp.) shelled (0802 22 00)
  • Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing hazelnuts (ex 0813 50 39 70, ex 0813 50 91 70, ex 0813 50 99 70)
  • Hazelnut paste (ex 2007 10 10 70, ex 2007 10 99 40, ex 2007 99 39 05;06, ex 2007 99 50 33, ex 2007 99 97 23)
  • Hazelnuts, otherwise prepared or preserved, including mixtures (ex 2008 97 12 15, ex 2008 97 14 15, ex 2008 97 16 15, ex 2008 97 18 15, ex 2008 97 32 15, ex 2008 97 34 15, ex 2008 97 36 15, ex 2008 97 38 15, ex 2008 97 51 15, ex 2008 97 59 15, ex 2008 97 72 15, ex 2008 97 74 15, ex 2008 97 76 15, ex 2008 97 78 15, ex 2008 97 92 15, ex 2008 97 93 15, ex 2008 97 94 15, ex 2008 97 96 15, ex 2008 97 97 15, ex 2008 97 98 15, ex 2008 19 12 30, ex 2008 19 19 30, ex 2008 19 92 30,ex 2008 19 95 20,ex 2008 19 99 30)
  • Flour, meal and powder of hazelnuts (ex 1106 30 90 40)
  • Hazelnut oil (ex 1515 90 99 20)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Bangladesh (BD)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food

  • Foodstuffs containing or consisting of betel leaves (“Piper betle”) (1404 90 00 10)

Contaminant controlled

Salmonella

Belarus (BY)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Bolivia (BO)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved (2008 11 91,2008 11 96, 2008 11 98)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10 80; ex 2007 10 99 50; ex 2007 99 39 07, ex 2007 99 39 08)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Brazil (BR)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved (2008 11 91; 2008 11 96; 2008 11 98)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10 80; ex 2007 10 99 50; ex 2007 99 39 07, ex 2007 99 39 08)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food – neither crushed nor ground

  • Black pepper (piper) (ex 0904 11 00 10)

Contaminant controlled

Salmonella

Food

  • Brazil nuts in shell (0801 21 00)
  • Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing Brazil nuts in shell (ex 0813 50 31 20, ex 0813 50 39 20, ex 0813 50 91 20, ex 0813 50 99 20)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Cambodia (KH)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food –fresh or chilled herb

  • Chinese celery (Apium graveolens)ex 0709 40 00 20

Food –fresh, chilled or frozen vegetables

  • Yardlong beans (Vigna unguiculata spp. sesquipedalis, vigna unguiculata spp. unguiculata) (ex 0708 20 00 10, ex 0710 22 00 10)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

China (CN)

Commission Decision 2011/884/EC (as amended)

Products

  • Rice in the husk (‘paddy’ or rough) (1006 10)
  • Husked (brown) rice (1006 20)
  • Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed (1006 30)
  • Broken rice (1006 40 00)
  • Rice flour (1102 90 50)
  • Rice groats and meal (1103 19 50)
  • Rice pellets (1103 20 50)
  • Flaked rice grains (1104 19 91)
  • Rolled or flaked cereal grains (excluding grains of oats, wheat, rye, maize and barley, and flaked rice) (1104 19 99)
  • Rice starch (1108 19 10)
  • Preparations for infant use, put up for retail sale (1901 10 00)
  • Uncooked pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared, containing eggs (1902 11 00)
  • Uncooked pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared, not containing eggs (1902 19)
  • Stuffed pasta, whether or not cooked or otherwise prepared (1902 20)
  • Other pasta (other than uncooked pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared, and other than stuffed pasta, whether or not cooked or otherwise prepared) (1902 30)
  • Prepared foods obtained by swelling or roasting cereals or cereal products, obtained from rice (1904 10 30)
  • Preparations of the muesli-type based on unroasted cereal flakes (1904 20 10)
  • Prepared foods obtained from unroasted cereal flakes or from mixtures of unroasted cereal flakes and roasted cereal flakes or swelled cereals, obtained from rice (excluding preparations of the muesli-type on the basis of unroasted cereal flakes) (1904 20 95)
  • Rice, pre-cooked or otherwise prepared, not elsewhere specified or included (excluding flour, groats and meal, food preparations obtained by swelling or roasting or from unroasted cereal flakes or from mixtures of unroasted cereal flakes and roasted cereal flakes or swelled cereals) (1904 90 10)
  • Rice paper (ex 1905 90 20)
  • Biscuits (1905 90 45)
  • Extruded or expanded products, savoury or salted (1905 90 55)
  • Extruded or expanded products, sweetened (e.g. Fruit tarts, currant bread, panettone, meringues, Christmas stollen, croissants, and other baker’s wares) (1905 90 60)
  • Extruded or expanded products neither sweetened nor savouried nor salted (e.g. Pizzas, quiches and other unsweetened baker’s wares) (1905 90 90)
  • Sauces and preparations, mixed condiments and mixed seasonings (2103 90 90)
  • Bran, sharps and other residues, whether or not in the form of pellets, derived from the sifting, milling or other working of rice with a starch content not exceeding 35 % by weight (2302 40 02)
  • Bran, sharps and other residues, whether or not in the form of pellets, derived from the sifting, milling or other working of rice other than with a starch content not exceeding 35 % by weight (2302 40 08)

Contaminant controlled

Genetically modified organisms

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Tea, whether or not flavoured (0902)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Food – crushed or ground

  • Sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum) (ex 0904 22 00 11)

Contaminant controlled

Salmonella

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved (2008 11 91,2008 11 96, 2008 11 98)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10 80; ex 2007 10 99 50; ex 2007 99 39 07, ex 2007 99 30 08)

Contaminants controlled

Aflatoxins

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II


Food and feed

  • Xanthan gum (ex 3913 90 00)

Contaminants controlled

Pesticide residues

(Video) Foodstuff export to the European Union 2

Dominican Republic (DO)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food – fresh, chilled or frozen

  • Sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum) (0709 60 10, 0710 80 51)
  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet) (ex 0709 60 99 20, ex 0710 80 59 20)
  • Yardlong beans (Vigna unguiculata spp. sesquipedalis, vigna unguiculata spp. unguiculata) (ex 0708 20 00 10, ex 0710 22 00 10)

Food – fresh or chilled

  • Aubergines (Solanum melongena) (0709 30 00)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Egypt (EG)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food – fresh, chilled or frozen

  • Sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum) (0709 60 10, 0710 80 51)
  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet) (ex 0709 60 99 20, ex 0710 80 59 20)

Food – fresh or dried

  • Oranges (0805 10)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved including mixtures (2008 11 91, 2008 11 96, 2008 11 98), ex 2008 19 19 50, ex 2008 19 92 40, ex 2008 19 19 95 40, ex 2008 19 99 50
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10 80, ex 2007 10 99 50, ex 2007 99 39 07, ex 2007 99 39 08

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Ethiopia (ET)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food

  • Sesamum seeds (1207 40 90), ex 2008 19 19 40, ex 2008 19 99 40

Contaminant controlled

Salmonella

Food – dried spices

  • Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground or fruit of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta (0904)
  • Ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices (0910)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Gambia (GM)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved (2008 11 91, 2008 11 96, 2008 11 98), ex 2008 19 12 40, ex 2008 19 19 50, ex 2008 19 92 40, ex 2008 19 95 40, ex 2008 19 99 50
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10 80, ex 2007 10 99 50, ex 2007 99 39 07, ex 2007 99 39 08

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Georgia (GE)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Hazelnuts, in shell (0802 21 00)
  • Hazelnuts, shelled (0802 22 00)
  • Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing hazelnuts (ex 0813 50 39 70, ex 0813 50 91 70, ex 0813 50 99 70
  • Flour, meal and powder of hazelnuts (ex 1106 30 90 40)
  • Hazelnuts, otherwise prepared or preserved (ex 2008 19 12 30, ex 2008 19 19 30, ex 19 92 30, ex 2008 19 95 20, ex 2008 19 99 30) ex 2008 97 12 15, ex 2008 97 14 15, ex 2008 97 16 15, ex 2008 97 18 15, ex 2008 97 32 15, ex 2008 97 34 15, ex 2008 97 36 15, ex 2008 97 38 15, ex 2008 97 51 15, ex 2008 97 59 15, ex 2008 97 72 15, ex 2008 97 74 15, ex 2008 97 76 15, ex 2008 97 78 15, ex 2008 97 92 15, ex 2008 97 93 15, ex 2008 97 94 15, ex 2008 97 96 15, ex 2008 97 97 15, ex 2008 97 98 15)
  • Hazelnut oil
  • Hazelnut paste

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Ghana (GH)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved including mixtures (2008 11 91, 2008 11 96, 2008 11 98. ex 2008 19 12 40, ex 2008 19 19 50, ex 2008 19 92 40, ex 2008 19 95 40, ex 2008 19 99 50)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10 80, ex 2007 10 99 50, ex 2007 99 39 07, ex 2007 99 39 08)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Food

  • Palm oil (1511 10 90, 1511 90 11, ex 1511 90 19 90, 1511 90 99

Contaminant controlled

Sudan dyes

Guinea (GN)

Commission Decision 2007/82/EC

Food

  • Fishery products

Contaminant controlled

Poor sanitary conditions

Honduras (HN)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Galia melons (Cucumis melo var. reticulatus) (ex 0807 19 00)

Contaminant controlled

Salmonella Braenderup

India (IN)

Commission Decision 2010/381/EU

Food

  • Aquaculture products

Contaminant controlled

Veterinary residues

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food – fresh, chilled, frozen or dried

  • Curry leaves (Bergera/Murraya koenigii)ex 1211 90 86

Food – fresh, chilled or frozen

  • Okra (ex 0709 99 90 20, ex 0710 80 95 30)
  • Drumsticks (Moringa oleifera) (ex 0709 99 90)
  • Yardlong beans (Vigna unguiculata ssp, Sesquipedalis, Vigna unguicilata ssp. unguicilata (ex 0708 20 00, ex 0710 22 00)

Food

  • Guava (Psidium guajava) (0804 50 00)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Food

  • Rice (1006)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins and Ochratoxin A

Food - dried spices

  • Nutmeg (Myristica fragfrans) (0908 11 00, 0908 12 00)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food

  • Betel leaves (Piper betle L.) (ex 1404 90 00 10)
  • Sesamum seeds (1207 40 90)

Contaminant controlled

Salmonella

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved, including mixtures (2008 11 91,2008 11 96, 2008 11 98, ex 2008 19 12 40, ex 2008 19 19 50, ex 2008 19 92 40, ex 2008 19 95 40, ex 2008 19 99 50)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007, 10, 10, ex 2007 10 99 50, ex 2007 99 30 07; 08)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Food –dried, roasted, crushed or ground

  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (sweet or other than sweet) (0904 21 10, ex 0904 22 00 11; 19, ex 0904 21 90 20, ex 2005 99 10 10; 90, ex 2005 99 80 94)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

(Video) Foodstuff export to the European Union 1

Food and feed

  • Guar gum (ex 1302 32 90 10)

Contaminant controlled

Pentachlorophenol and dioxins

Food –fresh, chilled or frozen

  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet) (ex 0709 60 99 20, ex 0710 80 59 20)

  • Sesamum seeds (1207 40 90)

  • Locust beans (carob) (1212 92 00)

  • Locust beans seeds, not decorticated, crushed or ground (1212 99 41)

  • Mixtures of food additives containing locust bean gum or guar gum (ex 2106 90 92, ex 2106 90 98, ex 3824 99 93, ex 3824 99 96)

  • Mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust beans or locust bean seeds (Food and feed)(1302 32 10)

Food - dried spices

Food

  • Sauces and preparations thereof; mixed condiments and mixed seasonings; mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard (Food) (2103)

  • Calcium carbonate (Food and feed) (ex 2106 90 92/98, ex 2530 90 00, ex 2836 50 00)

  • Food supplements containing botanicals (Food) (ex 1302; ex 2106)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Indonesia (ID)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food – dried spices

  • Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) (0908 11 00; 0908 12 00)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminants controlled

Aflatoxins

Iran (IR)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food

  • Pistachios, in shell (0802 51 00)
  • Pistachios, shelled (0802 52 00)
  • Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing pistachios (ex 0813 50 39 60, ex 0813 50 91 60, ex 0813 50 99 60)
  • Pistachio paste (ex 2007 10 10 60,ex 2007 10 99 30, ex 2007 99 39 03:04, ex 2007 99 50 32, ex 2007 99 97 22)
  • Pistachios, prepared or preserved, including mixtures (ex 2008 19 13 20, ex 2008 19 93 20, ex 2008 97 12 19,ex 2008 97 14 19, ex 2008 97 16 19,ex 2008 97 18 19, ex 2008 97 32 19, ex 2008 97 34 19, ex 2008 97 36 19, ex 2008 97 38 19, ex 2008 97 51 19, ex 2008 97 59 19, ex 2008 97 72 19, ex 2008 97 74 19, ex 2008 97 76 19, ex 2008 97 78 19, ex 2008 97 92 19, ex 2008 97 93 19, ex 2008 97 94 19, ex 2008 97 96 19, ex 2008 97 97 19, ex 2008 97 98 19)
  • Flour, meal and powder of pistachios (ex 1106 30 90 50)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminants controlled

Aflatoxins

Japan (JP)

Regulation 2016/6 (as amended)

Product

  • Certain feed and food consigned or originating from Japan.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-134 and caesium-137 following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Kenya (KE)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food – fresh or chilled

  • Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.) (0708 20)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

(Video) Mandatory origin-labelling schemes in Member States [Policy Podcast]

Kosovo (XK)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Lebanon (LB)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food –prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid

  • Turnips (Brassica rapa spp. Rapa) (ex 2001 90 97 11; 19)

Food –prepared or preserved by brine or citric acid, not frozen

  • Turnips (Brassica rapa spp. Rapa) (ex 2005 99 80 93)

Contaminant controlled

Rhodamine B

Madagascar (MG)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved (2008 11 91, 2008 11 96, 2008 11 98)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10; ex 2007 10 99; ex 2007 99 39)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Malaysia (MY)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food – fresh

  • Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) (ex 0810 90 20 20)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food

  • Locust beans (including mucilages and thickeners derived from locust beans) (1212 92 00, 1212 99 41, 1302 32 10)
  • Mixtures of food additives containing locust bean gum (ex 2106 90 92/98, ex 3824 99 93/96)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Mexico (MX)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces (2103 20 00)

Contaminant controlled

Ethylene oxide

Moldova (MD)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Montenegro (ME)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station

Morrocco (MA)

Regulation EU 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Locust beans (carob) (1212 92 00)
    Locust beans seeds, not decorticated, crushed or ground (1212 99 41)

  • Mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust beans and locust bean seeds (1302 32 10)

Contaminant controlled

Ethylene oxide

Nigeria (NG)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Sesamum seeds (1207 40 90, ex 2008 19 19 40, ex 2008 19 99 40)

Contaminant controlled

Salmonella

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food

  • Watermelon (Egusi, Citrullus spp.) seeds and derived products (ex 1207 70 00 10, ex 1208 90 00 10, ex 2008 99 99 50)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex IIa

Food

  • Foodstuffs consisting of dried beans (0713 35 00, 0713 39 00, 0713 90 00)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

North Macedonia (MK)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Pakistan (PK)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Spices mixers (0910 91 10, 0910 91 90)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Food

  • Rice (1006)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins and Ochratoxin A

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food – fresh, chilled or frozen

  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet) (ex 0709 60 99 20, ex 0710 80 59 20)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Russia (RU)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Senegal (SN)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved (2008 11 91, 2008 11 96, 2008 11 98)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10 80; ex 2007 10 99 50; ex 2007 99 39 07, 08)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Food

  • Rice (1006 10 79)
  • Husked (brown) rice (1006 20 17; 1006 20 98)
  • Semi-milled or wholly milled rice (1006 30 98)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins and Ochratoxin A

Serbia (RS)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Sierra Leone (SL)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Watermelon (Egusi, Citrullus spp.) seeds and derived products (ex 1207 70 00 10, ex 1208 90 00 10, ex 2008 99 99 50)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

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South Korea (KR)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food and feed

  • Food supplements containing botanicals (ex 1302, ex 2106)
  • Instant noodles containing spices/seasonings or sauces (1902 30 10 30)

Contaminants controlled

Pesticide residues

Sri Lanka (LK)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food –dried, roasted, crushed or ground

  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (sweet or other than sweet) (0904 21 10, ex 0904 21 90 20, ex 0904 22 00; 11; 19, ex 2005 99 10; 10; 90, ex 2005 99 80 94)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Sudan (SD)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved (2008 11 91, 2008 11 96,2008 11 98)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10 80, ex 2007 10 99 50, ex 2007 99 3907, 08

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminants controlled

Aflatoxins

Food

  • Sesamum seeds (1207 40 90, ex 2008 19 19 40, ex 2008 19 99 40)

Contaminant controlled

Salmonella

Switzerland (CH)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Syria (SY)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food –prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid

  • Turnips (Brassica rapa spp. Rapa) (ex 2001 90 97 11; 19)

Food –prepared or preserved by brine or citric acid, not frozen

  • Turnips (Brassica rapa spp. Rapa) (ex 2005 99 80 93)

Contaminant controlled

Rhodamine B

Thailand (TH)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food –fresh, chilled or frozen

  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet) (ex 0709 60 99 20, ex 0710 80 59 20)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Turkey (TR)

Regulation (EU) 743/2013 (as amended)

Food

  • Bivalve molluscs

Contaminant controlled

Poor sanitary conditions

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food – fresh or chilled

  • Pomegranates (ex 0810 90 75 30)

Food – fresh, chilled or frozen

  • Sweet Peppers (Capsicum annuum) (0709 60 10, 0710 80 51)
  • Peppers of the genus Capiscum (other than sweet) (ex 0709 60 99 20, ex 0710 80 59 20)
  • Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) (0805 50 10)
  • Grapefruit (0805 40 00)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Food

  • Cumin seeds (0909 31 00)
  • Cumin seeds crushed or ground (0909 32 00)
  • Dried oregano (ex 1211 90 86 40)

Contaminant controlled

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids

Food

  • Unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped apricot kernels intended to be placed on the market for the final consumer (ex 1212 99 95 20)

Contaminant controlled

Cyanide

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food

  • Dried figs (0804 20 90)
  • Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing figs (ex 0813 50 99 50)
  • Dried fig paste (ex 2007 10 10 50, ex 2007 10 99 20, ex 2007 99 39 01; 02, ex 2007 99 50 31, ex 2007 99 97 21)
  • Dried figs, prepared or preserved, including mixtures (ex 2008 97 12 11, ex 2008 97 14 11, ex 2008 97 16 11, ex 2008 97 18 11, ex 2008 97 32 11, ex 2008 97 34 11, ex 2008 97 36 11, ex 2008 97 38 11, ex 2008 97 51 11, ex 2008 97 59 11, ex 2008 97 72 11, ex 2008 97 74 11, ex 2008 97 76 11, ex 2008 97 78 11, ex 2008 97 92 11, ex 2008 97 93 11, ex 2008 97 94 11, ex 2008 97 96 11, ex 2008 97 97 11, ex 2008 97 98 11, ex 2008 99 28 10, ex 2008 99 34 10, ex 2008 99 37 10, ex 2008 99 40 10, ex 2008 99 49 60, ex 2008 99 67 95, ex 2008 99 99 60)
  • Flour, meal or powder of dried figs (ex 1106 30 90 60)
  • Pistachios, in shell (0802 51 00)
  • Pistachios, shelled (0802 52 00)
  • Mixtures of nuts or dried fruits containing pistachios (ex 0813 50 39 60, ex 0813 50 91 60, ex 0813 50 99 60)
  • Pistachio paste (ex 2007 10 10 60, ex 2007 10 99 30, ex 2007 99 39 03:04, ex 2007 99 50 32, ex 2007 99 97 22)
  • Pistachios, prepared or preserved, including mixtures (ex 2008 19 13 20, ex 2008 19 93 20, ex 2008 97 12 19, ex 2008 97 14 19, ex 2008 97 16 19, ex 2008 97 18 19, ex 2008 97 32 19, ex 2008 97 34 19, ex 2008 97 36 19, ex 2008 97 38 19, ex 2008 97 51 19, ex 2008 97 59 19, ex 2008 97 72 19, ex 2008 97 74 19, ex 2008 97 76 19, ex 2008 97 78 19, ex 2008 97 92 19, ex 2008 97 93 19, ex 2008 97 94 19, ex 2008 97 96 19, ex 2008 97 97 19, ex 2008 97 98 19)
  • Flour, meal and powder of pistachios (ex 1106 30 90 50)

These restrictions may also apply to food products containing 20% or more of the above.

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Food– fresh or dried

  • Vine leaves (ex 2008 99 99 11,19)
  • Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids (0805 21, 0805 22, 0805 29)
  • Oranges (0805 10)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Food

  • Locust beans (carob) (1212 92 00
  • Locust beans seeds, not decorticated, crushed or ground (1212 99 41)
  • Mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust bean or locust beans seeds (1302 32 10)
  • Mixtures of food additives containing locust bean gum (ex 2106 90 92/98, ex 3824 99 93/96)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

Uganda (UG)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food –fresh, chilled or frozen

  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet) (ex 0709 60 99 20, ex 0710 80 59 20)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues and Ethylene Oxide

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food

  • Sesamum seeds (1207 40 90, ex 2008 19 19 40, ex 2008 19 99 40)

Contaminant controlled

Salmonella

Ukraine (UA)

Regulation 2020/1158

Product

  • Certain mushrooms and fruit of the genus Vaccinium.

Contaminant controlled

Caesium-137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.

United States (US)

Commission Decision 2006/199/EC

Food

  • Fishery products

Contaminant controlled

Poor sanitary conditions

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food and feed

  • Groundnuts (peanuts), in shell (1202 41 00)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), shelled (1202 42 00)
  • Peanut butter (2008 11 10)
  • Groundnuts (peanuts), otherwise prepared or preserved (2008 11 91, 2008 11 96, 2008 11 98)
  • Groundnut flours and meals (ex 1208 90 00 20)
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil (2305 00 00)
  • Groundnuts paste (ex 2007 10 10 80; ex 2007 10 99 50; ex 2007 99 39 07; 08)

Contaminant controlled

Aflatoxins

Uzbekistan (UZ)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food

  • Dried apricots (0813 10 00)
  • Apricots, otherwise prepared or preserved (2008 50)

Contaminant controlled

Sulphites

Vietnam (VN)

Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex I

Food –fresh, chilled or frozen

  • Okra (ex 0709 99 90 20, ex 0710 80 95 30)
  • Peppers of the Capsicum species (other than sweet) (ex 0709 60 99 20, ex 0710 80 59 20)

Food –fresh or chilled herbs

  • Coriander leaves (ex 0709 99 90 72)
  • Basil (holy, sweet) (ex 1211 90 86 20)
  • Mint (ex 1211 90 86 30)
  • Parsley (ex 0709 99 90 40)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

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Regulation (EU) 2019/1793 Annex II

Food –fresh or chilled

  • Pitahaya (dragon fruit) (ex 0810 90 20 10)
  • Instant Noodles containing spices/seasonings or sauces (1902 30 10 30)

Contaminant controlled

Pesticide residues

All countries

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1333/2008

Product

  • “Controlled jelly confectionery"
  • “Controlled jelly mini-cups”
  • Means any jelly mini-cups which are intended for human consumption and contain any of the following food additives
  • E 400 alginic acid, E 401 sodium alginate, E 402 potassium alginate, E 403 ammonium alginate, E 404 calcium alginate, E 405 propane 1,2-diol alginate, E 406 agar, E 407 carrageenan, E 407a processed euchema seaweed, E 410 locust bean gum, E 412 guar gum, E 413 tragacanth, E 414 acacia gum, E 415 xanthan gum, E 417 tara gum and/or E 418 gellan gum.

Contaminant controlled

E425 Konjac

FAQs

What foodstuff can I take into the EU? ›

If you travel to the EU from a non-EU country, you are not allowed to bring any meat or dairy products with you. You can however bring a limited quantity of fruit and vegetables as well as eggs, egg products and honey. Restricted quantities of fish or fish products are also allowed.

What are the EU regulations on food? ›

The principal aim of retained EU law Regulation (EC) 178/2002, 'General Food Law' is to protect human health and consumer's interest in relation to food. It applies to all stages of production, processing and distribution of food and feed with some exceptions. Food businesses must comply with food and feed safety law.

Can I take biscuits from UK to EU? ›

You can no longer take products of animal origin, such as any food or drink contain meat or dairy, or plants and plant products into the EU in your luggage, vehicle, or person. There are certain exemptions to this rule for quantities of powdered infant milk, infant food, confectionary, specialised foods and pet feed.

Can I take sandwiches to EU? ›

Taking food and drink into the EU

You cannot take meat, milk or products containing them into EU countries. There are some exceptions for medical reasons, for example certain amounts of powdered infant milk, infant food, or pet food required for medical reasons.

Can I take bread to EU? ›

You could travel with bread but not a sandwich, as you cannot bring even a small amount of butter, meat, or cheese that would be included inside it. Fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers are also all banned, so you cannot keep an apple or a banana in your pocket as a snack.

Can I take chocolate to Europe after Brexit? ›

*Confectionery, chocolate or cakes (including Christmas cake, Simnel cake or cakes containing nuts) are permitted from any country as long as they are for your personal consumption and do not contain fresh cream or high levels of dairy products.

Can I take crisps to Spain from UK? ›

Travelling to Spain from the EU. The good news is there are no limits on what you can buy and take with you when travelling between EU countries. However – this is provided that products are for your own personal use and not for resale.

What foodstuffs can I take to Spain? ›

Food products

You're allowed to bring a limited quantity of eggs, egg products and honey into Spain from a non-EU country. These items are limited to 2kg per traveller. However, you cannot bring fresh fruits and vegetables or cut flowers (without a phytosanitary certificate), or even cartons of orange juice.

Can I take crisps to France? ›

You can carry other products that are not meat or plant based, such as bread, crisps, tea bags, etc. as long as they do not weigh over 2kg. You can also carry certain plant- or animal-based foods such as honey, snails and live oysters, as long as you have under 2kg.

Can I bring cheese from UK to EU? ›

Which foods can't you take into the EU? Brits can't take any meat or products containing meat, nor milk or dairy into the EU.

Can I take biscuits to France? ›

Bread is generally allowed (as long as it's not spread with butter and made into a ham sandwich) but most types of biscuits and cakes are not. Plants are also covered by the rules so this includes fresh fruit or vegetables which are banned, as are cut flowers.

Can I take tinned meat to France? ›

As a general rule, you cannot bring meat, meat products, milk and milk products (e.g. charcuterie, cheese, yogurt) into the EU. You must declare any animal products you have in your luggage and present them to Customs.

How many allergens are in EU food regulations? ›

The 14 allergens which must be declared are recognised, across Europe, as the most common ingredients or processing aids causing food allergies and intolerances.

Are EU food standards vs US? ›

Overall, US and EU policy for food labels are rather similar. The major differences involve the labeling of additives and GMOs. The FDA mandates that additives are listed by their common name, rather than with a European e-number; if a product label contains an e-number, it will not be allowed into the country.

Who regulates food in Europe? ›

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that provides independent scientific advice and communicates on existing and emerging risks associated with the food chain.

Can you bring dried fruit to Europe? ›

Seafood: If vacuum sealed, fish, shrimp, abalone and other seafood are allowed and can be fresh, frozen, dried, smoked, canned or cooked. Dried Fruit: Apricots, barberry, currants, dates, figs, gooseberries, peaches, prunes, raisins, tomatillos, and zereshk. Juices: If commercially canned.

Can I take tea bags to Spain? ›

Yes, you can take coffee (R&G or soluble) and tea bags into your hand luggage. And also yes, you can buy coffee and tea for sure in Alicante (you might have to switch brands).

Can you take food in your suitcase abroad? ›

any food type is fine but make sure good packing as far as it is not containing any liquid which can spoil your baggage and this is same policy for all airlines. How many breakfast cereals do you know contain liquid?

Can you take peanut butter to Europe? ›

As it can sometimes be difficult finding peanut butter abroad, you'll be pleased to know that you can bring it with you regardless of where you are flying, too.

Can I take tinned food to France from UK? ›

Allowed items: Most processed, canned, and sealed foods (providing they don't contain animal-derived products) Powdered milk for babies and infants, and baby food (up to a total weight of 2kg)

Can I take biscuits to Spain? ›

Bread is generally allowed (as long as it's not spread with butter and made into a ham sandwich) but most types of biscuits and cakes are not. Plants are also covered by the rules so this includes fresh fruit or vegetables which are banned, as are cut flowers.

Can you take sandwiches through airport security after Brexit? ›

You can carry cakes, fruit, vegetables, sandwiches and all solid foods in your hand baggage. However, foods in sauces or with a high liquid content (such as sauces, pastes, soups and stews) cannot come through security. The size of container must not exceed 100ml, regardless of the amount contained inside.

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