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Export Certificates

Food export certificates are required by food manufacturers/exporters who wish to export food to countries outside of the European Community.

The Public Protection team provides food export health certificates for food manufacturers/exporters within Sedgemoor, who wish to export food to countries outside of the European Community.

These certificates confirm that a specific business complies with all relevant legislation and the food produced is without risk to health. Certificates are only required where foods are exported to countries outside the European Community.

Information required

Typical information required for the export certificate is as follows:

  • manufacturer
  • minimum durability
  • storage conditions
  • export approval number
  • consignor
  • consignee
  • destination
  • product
  • quantity
  • country of origin
  • date of production
  • packaging
  • batch number (where appropriate)

It must be noted, however, that it is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the destination country's requirements are met. 

Charges and Timescales

A fee of £43.00 is charged to cover the first hour of work undertaken and for the issuing of an export certificate. Thereafter, any work beyond 1 hour will be charged at an additional hourly rate.

We work hard to get the certificate back to you within two working days.

To submit a request for a certificate please email