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Illegal importation of food

Intervention Area

Food Safety

Nature of Training Opportunity

Illegal importation of food – enforcement
Broad overview of the work of Customs and Excise, and the problems encountered.

Training Outcome

Students will gain an understanding of the work of HM Customs and Excise in preventing the illegal import of products on animal origin from third countries, including the reasons for preventing such products entering the UK.
Practical experience - airside visit to the Customs controls

Name of Training provider

HM Customs and Excise


Matt Sheridan, Senior Business Manager

Learning Period required

1 day

Precluded dates

Specific requirements

Current passport essential
PPE to be provided

Group Visit? *

Yes – maximum 6 students
4 visits per year – one per quarter

Additional comments

Linked visits


* If a group visit is indicated, booking will not be by individual students through the contact officer, but will be by the student with UWIC, on dates agreed with the local authority concerned.

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