Composite food products: new rules in place

Do you move food products such as lasagne or pork pies between GB and NI? Since 21 April, movement of these ‘composite food products’ has been subject to new rules.

From 21 April you now need either:


  • Your EU or NI import agent will need to complete a private attestation for composite food products that:
    • are shelf-stable (not chilled or frozen)
    • only contain milk, egg or fish products
    • meet EU production or processing requirements

‘Authorised Traders’ and movement of composite products

Businesses on the Authorised Trader list moving composite products from GB to NI will not be required to complete composite EHCs or private attestations until the relevant phase of compliance comes into effect after 1 October 2021.

In the meantime, STAMNI (Scheme for Temporary Agri-food Movements to Northern Ireland) declarations will meet the requirements for movement of composites.

For more details on changes to the rules for moving composite good products between GB and NI from 21 April 2021 please visit guidance and DAERA guidance here.