Food Hygiene Export - Health Affirmatory Certificates

Request For Health Affirmations

Health Affirmations are issued on request to food businesses who wish to export foodstuff outside the EU. They are provided to assist local exporters in meeting food safety requirements.

Additional information to what export documentation is needed can be found on the Animal & Plant Health Agency Find an export health certificate - GOV.UK (

How to apply

For an application to be valid, all sections of the request form must be completed.

Please return the forms to the address below or alternatively email to .  A member of our team will be in contact to confirm receipt of the application and request payment prior to processing the application. 

Please note that a minimum fee of £108.16 is payable for each certificate, and that this fee may vary depending on the number of hours estimated to complete your request. Please contact us for a quote prior to application to confirm the exact amount that will be payable. Payment is required at the time of application and your request will not be processed until the correct fee has been paid in full.

Additional information for applicants

We will always try and incorporate the wording indicated on your form but we cannot include wording which 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/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.

We also cannot certificate an individual manufacturing process but you can provide additional supporting material such as food safety management documentation and product test certificates to assist the application process.

The application and consultation process will generally take up to 10 working days. You will receive your certificate electronically unless you have specifically requested a hard copy.

Contact Information

Commercial Team
Telephone Number: 01495 357813
Address:  Public Protection – Environmental Health, General Offices, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6DN
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