Private use and commercial samples

On this page you will find information about import of food of animal origin for private use and commercial samples.

Imports of food of animal origin for private use

It is allowed to bring in food of animal origin in limited quantities for personal use in your own luggage or by post, except for meat and milk  products. The reason for the strict rules in the EU is, among other things, that Member States want to reduce the risk of different types of infection entering the EU. Which products  and what restrictions that are in place is regulated by the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

Commercial samples

If  consignments with commercial samples of animal origin are to be consumed or if they are to be tested on a food establishment. They must pass through the Swedish Food Agency's border control as a commercial consignment to be border controlled. Samples that are not to be consumed and do not go to a food establishment are checked by the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

Reviewed 2021-05-21