Legislation

Food of animal origin

EU Legislation

Animal health

Legislation on animal health can be found on the page “Legislation: Animals”.

Import controls

Checks on animal products for human consumption are regulated in:

Council Directive 97/78/EC of 18 December 1997 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries.

Commission Decision 94/360/EC of 20 May 1994 on the reduced frequency of physical checks of consignments of certain products to be implemented from third countries, under Council Directive 90/675/EEC.

Commission Regulation (EC) 136/2004 of 22 January 2004 laying down procedures for veterinary checks at Community border inspection posts on products imported from third countries.

All products have been given codes in EU legislation.

The list of products to be checked and their codes can be found in Annex I to Decision 2007/275 of 17 April 2007 concerning lists of animals and products to be subject to controls at border inspection posts under Council Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC.

Checks on animal products for human consumption are carried out at Border Inspection Posts:

Commission Decision 2009/821/EC of 28 September 2009 drawing up a list of approved border inspection posts, laying down certain rules on the inspections carried out by Commission veterinary experts and laying down the veterinary units in Traces.

Registration of consignments of animal products for human consumption and the results of the checks are recorded in TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System):

Commission Decision 2004/292/EC of 30 March 2004 on the introduction of the Traces system and amending Decision 92/486/EEC.

Belgian Legislation

Animal health

Legislation on animal health can be found on the page “Legislation: Animals”.

Import controls

Checks on animal products for human consumption are regulated in:

Royal Decree of 11 January 1993 on the import of foodstuffs of animal origin

 

Composite products

EU Legislation

Animal health

Legislation on animal health can be found on the page “Legislation: Animals”.

Import controls

Checks on composite products for human consumption are regulated in:

Council Directive 97/78/EC of 18 December 1997 laying down the principles governing the organisation of veterinary checks on products entering the Community from third countries.

Commission Regulation (EC) 136/2004 of 22 January 2004 laying down procedures for veterinary checks at Community border inspection posts on products imported from third countries.

All products have been given codes in EU legislation.

The list of products to be checked and their codes can be found in Annex I to Decision 2007/275 of 17 April 2007 concerning lists of animals and products to be subject to controls at border inspection posts under Council Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC.

Checks on composite products for human consumption are carried out at Border Inspection Posts:

Commission Decision 2009/821/EC of 28 September 2009 drawing up a list of approved border inspection posts, laying down certain rules on the inspections carried out by Commission veterinary experts and laying down the veterinary units in Traces.

Registration of consignments of animal products for human consumption and the results of the checks are recorded in TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System):

Commission Decision 2004/292/EC of 30 March 2004 on the introduction of the Traces system and amending Decision 92/486/EEC.

Belgian Legislation

Animal health

Legislation on animal health can be found on the page “Legislation: Animals”.

Import controls

Checks on composite products are regulated in:

Royal Decree of 11 January 1993 on the import of foodstuffs of animal origin

 

Food of non-animal origin

EU Legislation

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1635/2006 of 6 November 2006 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 737/90 on the conditions governing imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power-station.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 of 24 July 2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the increased level of official controls on imports of certain feed and food of non-animal origin and amending Decision 2006/504/EC.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 884/2014 of 13 August 2014 imposing special conditions governing the import of certain feed and food from certain third countries due to contamination risk by aflatoxins and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1152/2009.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/175 of 5 February 2015 laying down special conditions applicable to the import of guar gum originating in or consigned from India due to contamination risks by pentachlorophenol and dioxins.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6 of 5 January 2016 imposing special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 322/2014.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1660 of 7 November 2018 imposing special conditions governing the import of certain food of non-animal origin from certain third countries due to the risks of contamination with pesticides residues, amending Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 885/2014.

Commission Implementing Decision 2011/884/EU of 22 December 2011 on emergency measures regarding unauthorised genetically modified rice in rice products originating from China and repealing Decision 2008/289/EC.

All products have been given codes in EU legislation.

The list of products to be checked and their codes can be found in Annex I to Decision 2007/275 of 17 April 2007 concerning lists of animals and products to be subject to controls at border inspection posts under Council Directives 91/496/EEC and 97/78/EC.

Registration of consignments of non-animal products for human consumption and the results of the checks are recorded in TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System):

Commission Decision 2004/292/EC of 30 March 2004 on the introduction of the Traces system and amending Decision 92/486/EEC.

Belgian Legislation

Royal Decree of 14 January 2010 on designated points of entry

 

Food contact materials

EU Legislation

Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC.

Commission Regulation (EU) No 284/2011 of 22 March 2011 laying down specific conditions and detailed procedures for the import of polyamide and melamine plastic kitchenware originating in or consigned from the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.

Registration of consignments of polyamide and melamine plastic kitchenware and the results of the checks are recorded in TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System):

Commission Decision 2004/292/EC of 30 March 2004 on the introduction of the Traces system and amending Decision 92/486/EEC.

Belgian Legislation

Royal Decree of 11 May 1992 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food

Last updated: 20/09/2019