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Food Safety Health Certificates

Food Safety Health Certificates

Food Export Health Certificate

Health Certificates are issued on request to food businesses wishing to export food products outside the European Union. West Lindsey District Council can issue certificates for products of non-animal origin, fish and shellfish, produced or packed within the district of West Lindsey. 

Your premises will need to be registered with this authority and will have been subject to a satisfactory routine inspection programme for a certificate to be issued.

For the export of products of animal origin outside of the UK please visit the DEFRA Website.

Wording on the Certificate

The wording of a basic certificate states that the premises where the food was packed or manufactured complies with food hygiene legislation but does not include any wording that implies that West Lindsey District Council vouches for the safety of the individual batch/consignment of food.

It is your responsibility to obtain the required wording for the certificate, which can vary between countries. You may need to contact the embassy for the relevant country if your customer cannot supply this information.


Certificates cost £51.10* each.
Export Certificates will only be issued after payment has been received.

Apply for a Food Export Certificate

Please allow at least 5 working days for the application and consultation process. You will receive your certificate through the post unless you have specifically requested to collect it from the council.
*Charge amount valid from 01/04/2017 until 31/03/2018

Food Safety Team

Guildhall, Marshall's Yard
DN21 2NA

Email: food.healthandsafety@west-lindsey.gov.uk

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