Food hygiene inspections

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  1. Enforcement action and policy
  2. Export health certificates

Export health certificates

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

If you are commercially exporting food from the UK to a non-EU country (a 'third country'), it is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of any restrictions and what export conditions apply. You need to do this before food can be exported to the third country. Contact the embassy or consulate of the country you wish to export to and they will supply the details and format required for the certificate. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website allows you to search for an embassy.

Please note that we will not supply a certificate unless you have registered your food business with us.

We shall always try and incorporate the wording indicated on your form but we obviously cannot include wording that implies that we vouch for the safety of the individual batch/consignment of food. Our wording normally reflects the fact that your foodstuffs are produced and/stored in premises subject to our jurisdiction as a food authority, and which have been subject to a satisfactory inspection programme.

We reserve the right to decline to issue a certificate if we are dissatisfied with hygiene standards and practices conducted on your premises.

Certificates cost £39.00

Apply online

  1. Please complete the online application form.
  2. You will then be emailed a copy of the completed form along with a reference code started "FS....". Payment can then be made using this reference code.
  3. On the Quick Pay screen select:
    • Account Group - Business and Licensing
    • Account Type - Health Certificate
  4. Then insert your FS.... code and the fee of £39.00

Please contact the team if you have any further questions.

Food and Safety team


Tel: 08085 834333


Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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