African Swine Fever (ASF) in Europe
The Scottish Government are advising new rules on personal import of pork/ pork products from the EEA states (including European Union (EU), the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Switzerland.
The new measure will strengthen the requirements for bringing pork products into Great Britain from the EEA Area, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Switzerland, by no longer allowing visitors from these regions to bring over 2kg of pork or pork products into Great Britain unless it has the EU health mark or is commercially packaged as ‘of EU origin’. This does not apply to commercial imports, which remain unaffected by the measure.
Harbour users are reminded that:
- It’s illegal to trade in pork or wild boar meat from African swine fever affected areas.
- If you have visited affected areas in Europe, you must not bring any pork or pork products back to the UK.
- If you have any food left over during your travel, use a secure bin to dispose of the food waste before entering the UK.
- You can bring meat or meat products back from African swine fever affected EU countries as personal imports, but you must dispose of it so that pigs and wild boar cannot eat it.
- It is illegal to bring personal meat or dairy products into the UK from Asia or Africa. You may face prosecution and a large fine if you import personal meat or dairy products from Asia or Africa when entering the UK.
Further information can be found on the Scottish Government website.