list of products needing a CHED-D

The products listed on this page have all been identified by the European Commission as a risk (high risk food and feed on non-animal origin, HRFNAO). Additional import controls are required at the border.

All of these products are required to be accompanied by a CHED-D and often other documentation such as the results of sampling and analysis. Read more about the import controls here.

In many cases it is not just the raw material that is covered, some products containing more than 20% of the controlled product are also covered by import conditions.

Advice from the Food Standards Agency is that the controls apply on the products imported regardless of the CN code used for tariff purposes.

The risk to public health is dependent on the level of any contaminants present in the product, and this does not change with different CN codes.

*Please note – the product descriptions used in this table have been summarised. If your goods are wholly or partly made of any of the specified products you are advised to check the detail of the referenced legislation to find out if import conditions apply.

 Product*RequirementDetails/ Legislation 
ArgentinaGroundnuts and derived products – Food and FeedCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
AzerbaijanHazelnuts & derived products – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
BangladeshBetel Leaves BanBan on betel (paan) leaves from Bangladesh – Article 11 a of Reg 2019/1793
BoliviaGroundnuts and derived products – Food and FeedCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
BrazilBlack Pepper (whole) – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Brazil Nuts in shell and mixtures containing – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Groundnuts and derived products – Food and FeedCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
CambodiaChinese Celery (fresh/chilled)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Yard Long Beans (fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
ChinaGroundnuts and derived products – Food and FeedCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Rice & Rice ProductsCHED-D/H-CertRestrictions & import conditions rice & rice products from China – GMOs – Regulation 2011/884
 Tea leaves/bagsCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Goji berries (wolfberries/medeberries) (fresh/chilled/dried)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annum) crushed or ground – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
Dominican RepublicAubergines (fresh/chilled)CHED-D
High Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Yard Long Beans (fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
EgyptGroundnuts and derived products – Food and FeedCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
EthiopiaAll dried spices – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Sesamum Seeds – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
GambiaGroundnuts and derived products – Food and FeedCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
GeorgiaHazelnuts and Products – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793 
GhanaGroundnuts and derived products – Food and FeedCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Palm Oil – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
IndiaBetel Leaves – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of Salmonella – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Chilli (Deggi Mirch) (dried, roasted, crushed or ground)CHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Cayenne PepperCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Curry Leaves (fresh/chilled/frozen/dried)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex 1 of Reg 2019/1793
 Groundnuts and derived products – Food and FeedCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Nutmeg (dried) – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Okra (bhindi) (fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 PaprikaCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Peppers (other than sweet) 
Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)
CHED-D/H-CertPesticides – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Sesamum Seeds (Till or Ajonjai) – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of Salmonella – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Guar Gum – Food and FeedCHED-D/H-CertControl of PCP and dioxins – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
IndonesiaNutmeg (dried) – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin  – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
IranPistachios & Products – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
JapanAll food and feedCHED-D/Declaration/
Possibly Lab Cert
Import controls for food and feed from Japan – Regulation 2016/6
KenyaBeans (fresh/chilled)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
LebanonTurnips (pickled) – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
MadagascarGroundnuts and derived products – Food/FeedCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
MalaysiaJackfruit (fresh)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
NigeriaWatermelon seeds & Products (Egusi) – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II 0f Reg 2019/1793
 Dried beansBanProhibition on the import of dried beans originating from Nigeria – Article 11 a of Reg 2019/1793
 Sesamum Seeds – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
PakistanPeppers (other than sweet) 
Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)
CHED-D/H-CertPesticides – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Spice mixes – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I  of Reg 2019/1793
SenegalGroundnuts and derived products – Food/FeedCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
Sierra LeoneWatermelon Seeds & Products (Egusi, Citrulluss spp.) – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
Sri LankaPeppers (all capsicum species) – dried roasted crushed or groundCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
SudanGroundnuts and derived products – Food and FeedCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Sesamum Seeds – FoodCHED-D/H-CertSalmonella – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
SyriaTurnips (pickled) – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
ThailandPeppers (other than sweet) Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
TurkeyApricot Kernels intended to be placed on the market for the final consumer (unprocessed whole, ground, milled, cracked, chopped) – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Dried Figs & derived products – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Hazelnuts & derived products – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids (fresh/dried) – FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 

Oranges (fresh/dried) – Food

CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Pomegranates (fresh/chilled)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Sweet Peppers (Capsicum annum) (fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Pistachios & derived products – FoodCHED-D/H-CertControl of aflatoxin – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
 Vine Leaves (In Brine, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid) – FoodCHED-D/H-CertPesticides – Annex II 0f Reg 2019/1793
 Dried Grapes (raisins/sultanas) – Food CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
UgandaPeppers (other than sweet) (fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Sesamum Seeds – FoodCHED-D/H-CertSalmonella – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793
United StatesGroundnuts and derived products  – Food/FeedCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Pistachios (in shell, shelled and roasted) FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
UzbekistanDried Apricots & Apricots, otherwise prepared of preserved FoodCHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
VietnamBasil (holy, sweet)  (fresh/chilled)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Peppers (other than sweet)(fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Coriander (fresh/chilled)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Mint (fresh/chilled)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Okra (fresh/chilled/frozen)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Parsley (fresh/chilled)CHED-DHigh Risk Food & Feed – Annex I of Reg 2019/1793
 Dragon Fruit (fresh/chilled)CHED-D/H-CertPesticides – Annex II of Reg 2019/1793