FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE
non-animal origin: generally food of non-animal origin can enter the EU
without certification by the competent authorities of the third country of
dispatch and is not subjected to a pre-notification procedure on arrival.
Processed products of animal origin: Processed products of animal origin are obtained by submitting raw material to a process such as heating, smoking, curing, salting, maturing, drying, marinating, etc. The process must lead to a substantial alteration of the initial product.
Processed products include:
Information on certification of these products can be found in the European Commission's Guidance Document: Key questions related to import requirements and the new rules on food hygiene and official food controls (January 2006)