Cheese into UK?

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  1. Oddjob

    Oddjob Mouseketeer

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    In responce to Karens Thread
    Can you bring stuff BACK into The UK?
    Last time i ate this stunning Cheese Called Colby and if I could Id bring a big chunk back this time?!
     
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  3. Goofyish

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    Here's what the HM Revenue & Customes has to say:

    There are special rules on bringing in meat, most food products and plants into the UK. These rules are essential to reduce the risk of animal and plant diseases and to protect the environment.
    Meat, milk and other animal products (such as fish, eggs and honey) from outside the EU are banned completely from entering the UK. The only exceptions to this are:

    • powdered infant milk, infant food and special foods required for medical reasons which do not need to be refrigerated and are proprietary branded products, with packaging intact unless in current use
    • meat, meat products, milk or milk products for your own consumption from Andorra, Norway, San Marino, the Canary Islands and the Channel Islands
    • meat, meat products, milk or milk products for your own consumption from Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, with a combined total weight of not more than 5kg and
    • from some other countries you are allowed to bring in up to 1kg of food not containing meat or milk derivatives eg fish, eggs and honey. For advice call the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), 08459 335577 or visit<LINK><!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .http://www.defra.gov.uk/. -->www.defra.gov.uk</LINK>.
    Certain plants and their produce, including trees, shrubs, potatoes, certain fruit, bulbs and seeds cannot be imported into the UK without a licence. For advice call DEFRA Plant Health, 08459 335577.

    For a brief printable guide to the rules see '<LINK><!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .HMCE_PROD_010856. -->If in doubt, leave it out!</LINK>'.

    The Food Standards Agency website has a section on food import controls, <LINK><!-- TRANSIT - HYPERLINK --><!-- .http://www.food.gov.uk/imports. -->www.food.gov.uk/imports</LINK> with information and advice for people wishing to bring back food from another country for personal use, and for businesses wishing to import food.

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  4. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    Yes, and you can only bring in £250 worth of goods as well :rotfl: :rotfl:
    As someone who always brings back Cabot cheese when we visit Vermont, its entirely up to you, the same way as if you stick to the £250 rule.
     
  5. patdavies

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    What £250 rule????

    The duty free limit is £145 per person
     
  6. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    Shows how much notice I have taken of it! :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
     
  7. AlanUK

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    Does your heart not skip the odd beat when you collect your bags and wander through Customs though??

    I am always so relieved when i get to the other side of the green channel :teeth:
     
  8. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    Just like when you see the police car on the motorway when you are travelling at 90 MPH :cool1: :teeth:
     
  9. AlanUK

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    Is that after you've left the airport with your contraband cheese and large bag of imported goods ? ;) :rotfl:
     
  10. Obi Wan Kenobi

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    Or coming through the Channel tunnel! :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  11. Oddjob

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    Thanks guys
    Let the cheese jokes roll........!!!
     

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