Port Health Update - Smuggled meat from Cameroon
Smuggled consignments of products of animal origin from Cameroon.
In recent months there have been a number of cases of smuggled meat of ungulates (e.g. goat meat) being concealed in consignments of frozen vegetables from Cameroon.
Such undeclared consignments represent a serious danger to animal health from the introduction of foot and mouth disease into the UK / EU and it has proved necessary to incinerate all the contents of the shipping container to eliminate the risk.
Please be aware that in such cases the import agent could be liable for the costs of destruction in accordance with regulation 21 of the Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011.