Port Health Update - 06/08/2019
There are import controls on groundnuts (peanuts) and their products from countries specified within legislation (Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 884/2014). The Food Standards Agency has received confirmation from the European Commission that imports of Groundnut Flour from these specified countries are also subject to these controls.
This includes imports of groundnut flour and peanut butter made from groundnut flour. This is because the flour contains 100% groundnuts and any aflatoxin contamination on the original nuts, would be present in the flour. From a hazard control point of view, groundnut flour and peanut butter should be treated similarly to the other groundnut products.
Imports of Groundnut Flour from controlled countries will require a CED (common entry document) to be submitted to Port Health. In addition imports from countries subject to controls under Regulation 884/2014 will need to be accompanied by a health certificate and analysis report.
The full list of products requiring a CED can be found here. Please check this list to confirm the countries which have controls on imports of groundnuts and their products.