Products of animal origin

What are products of animal origin?

Products of Animal Origin (POAO) are goods derived from animals, and include; certain live animals for direct human consumption, foodstuffs, animal by-products, and goods that may have come into contact with animals - such as hay.

Southampton Border Control Post is approved to handle imported packaged products for both human and non-human consumption under controlled or ambient temperature conditions (see below).

Human consumption

  • Red meat, farmed game and poultry
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Dairy products
  • Honey
  • Composite products

Non-human consumption

  • Animal by-products within pet food, dog chews, dried meal worms for wild bird feed, feathers, wool, blood, fertiliser
  • Hay and straw

Why are POAO controlled? SHOW

What documentation is required when importing a POAO? SHOW

What checks are carried out at the Border Control Post? SHOW