Peru bivalve molluscs ban extended05-Dec-2014
Port Health Update - Imports of Products of Animal Origin
Ban on certain bivalve molluscs from Peru extended until 30 November 2018
Commission Decision 2008/866/EC gives details of a ban on the import of certain bivalve molluscs intended for human consumption from Peru. This is because they have been associated with an outbreak of hepatitis A in the EU. The time period specified in the Decision has been amended by Commission Implementing Decision 2017/1840 and this extends the ban to 30 November 2018.
Products that are banned
All bivalve molluscs from Peru are banned, except
Port Health Officers will carry out physical checks on all consignments of bivalve molluscs from Peru presented for import at Felixstowe. Consignments containing banned products will be rejected from import.
Further information about the importation of products of animal origin including fish can be found by visiting the products of animal origin import guidance page.