Port Health  If you are importing food and feed products into the UK, these consignments may be subject to port health controls and restrictions.  We work closely with UK Port Health authorities to fully understand all procedures, controls and restrictions which will have an impact on our food, drink & ingredients customers' imports and exports.  We have our own in-house Port Health specialists who are able to offer expert advice and information on what controls may apply to your goods being Imported to the UK. 

Port Health Services 

Port Health services are an incredibly important component when it comes to shipping goods internationally.  
They ensure that your freight, whether it be Products of Animal Origin (POAO) including red meat and fish and Animal By-Products (ABP), or even High Risk Food of Non-Animal Origin (HRFNAO) such as nuts, dried fruits, rice, and tea leaves, is transported safely and adheres to customs regulations. 
Here at Boast International, we can ensure that your cargo is processed correctly according to all the current regulations, whether the commodity requires Common Health Entry Documents (CHED-D or CHED-P), IPAFFS pre-notifications or notifying for imports of organic goods. 
We can also offer you expert advice and information concerning which controls may apply to your goods. Contact us today to learn more about our Port Health services. 

HRFNAO and POAO Goods Restrictions 

Our team has extensive knowledge of Common Veterinary Entry Document (CVED) requirements for products of animal origin (POAO). 
Products that are subject to veterinary checks include: 
Red meat, farmed game and poultry 
Fish and shellfish 
Dairy products 
Animal by-products such as various pet foods 
POAO goods are restricted to prevent risks to public health. They undergo disease control and safety checks to ensure they’re suitable for consumption. 

CHED-D Products 

We also process Common Health Entry Documents (CHED-D) for high-risk food of non-animal origin (HRFNAO) such as nuts and other food ingredients. 
Some of the Products that are subject to these checks include: 
Dried fruits 
Animal feed 
Tea leaves and bags 
Some of the above products including Nuts will also be subject to Aflatoxin checks, please click on the below link to find out which products will be subject to sampling and the selection rate by percentage based on the country of origin: 


Some products are subject to strict restrictions, whereas others are banned entirely from certain countries. Many Port Health authorities work separately from freight forwarders. But here at Boast International, we have a team of highly-qualified in-house Port Health specialists who can offer expert advice and information about Port Health regulations and restrictions. 
Port health offers the information required to safely and legally import various goods overseas. At Boast International, we’re different in that we have in-house Port Health specialists who advise us and our customers on best practices and changing standards. 
Here at Boast International, we ensure to work closely alongside our customers to ensure that your goods meet Port Health Standards before shipping. So you don’t experience any unexpected obstacles after your goods leave the country. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help with Port Health checks, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 
Why should you choose Boast International? 
Boast International not only organise the collection and delivery of our products from Europe and manage the majority of our containerised shipments from around the world, in my opinion they do so with the commitment to providing an excellent service at a very reasonable rate. 
First started using boast 6 months ago when I started my business, so far they have helped me with several container shipments and couldn't thank them more for their great customer service . 
Absolutely great company and great team always willing to go the extra mile would recommend to everyone! 
The team at Boast have been responsible for our inbound UK shipments for approximately 6 years and throughout this time we have always found the service they provide to be professional, efficient, friendly and reliable. We would recommend their service without hesitation
We use Boast for all our sea and air freight requirements. Why? Because they are always professional, efficient and thorough. 
They offer helpful, tailored advice which is cost-effective and they make themselves very easy to do business with. 

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