LATEST NEWS at Hull & Goole Port Health Authority

The Authority is maintaining a priority service during the current pandemic Covid-19 crisis. Our Officers are working remotely with minimal office attendance. The 24/7 contact number for all matters remains as 01482 324776, and email: admin@hullandgoolepha.gov.uk

LATEST NEWS

 

 

Shippers handling bulk cargo/products -

Check our Pollution Control page for information.

Our foremost objective is the protection of public, animal and environmental health in the Humber, Trent & Ouse
port areas

New Senior Port Health Inspectors and Port Health Inspectors

The Chief Port Health Inspector is very pleased to announce the appontment of Jenny Thompson to the post of Senior Port Health Inspector (from 15 March 2021) and Anthony Horan to the post of Senior Port Health Inspector (from 17 May 2021). 

We also welcome the appointment of Clare Haskell to the post of Port Health Inspector (from 17 May 2021). 

We also congratulate Janette Brettell who joined the Authority on 19 April 2021 and has since achieved full EHP qualification and has been appointed as Port Health Inspector.

Hull & Goole Port Health Authority Joint Board Meetings
Calendar of 2021 Board meetings

 

 

Wednesday 8 September 2021 - 2 pm

Wednesday 8 December 2021 - 10 am

To be held at The Guildhall, Kingston upon Hull

JOB VACANCIES

DUE TO AN INCREASING WORKLOAD AND UK BORDER PREPAREDNESS THE AUTHORITY IS NOW PREPARING FOR NEW STAFF POSITIONS AT VARIOUS LEVELS.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT CVs.

JOB APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORMS, WHICH WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE ONCE RELEVANT ADVERTS ARE PUBLISHED.

UPDATE (May 2021): we are now recruiting  Official Veterinarians on the INDEED Website - Closing Date 21 June https://uk.indeed.com/jobs?q=Veterinary&fromage=1&advn=2512945145401245&vjk=b139f311ef1b6ff9

Vacancies for Port Health Support Officers (Multiple Posts) - details will be placed here soon.

Thank you for your patience - Laurence Dettman, Chief Port Health Inspector

Border Control Post at Hull

Associated British Ports have received approval for the Port of Hull to be listed by the EU (UK Government from 1/1/21) as a Border Control Post. This will allow non-EU fishery frozen products to be imported at Hull*. Such products will require inspection and import clearance by our Port Health Inspectors (EHOs) acting as Official Fish Inspectors. The port is also able to process imports of non-EU high-risk food of non-animal origin at the same facility, subject to our controls. Further information will follow and * it should be noted that non-EU products of animal origin cannot legally be imported at any other port facilities within the HGPHA area. If in any doubt, please contact our Inspectors.

Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

The Authority launched the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme to food businesses within our area on 1 April 2017. This will include certain passenger ships.

For further details please see our 'Food Hygiene Rating Scheme' page.

SHIP SANITATION CERTIFICATE CHARGES

UK National SSC Charges from 1 April 2021 - See "Our Charges" page 

 N.b. During the COVID-19 pandemic we will endevour to issue ship sanitation certificates on request. To enable this, vessels will be asked to submit relevant documents by email and comply with our Covid-19 risk-assessment requirements in advance of boarding.

 

    

UK/EU TRANSITION NEWS

 

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and a transition period ended on 31 December 2020. A trade deal was negotiated. 

 

However, UK Government has confirmed plans to introduce phased import controls on EU goods at the UK border after the transition period ends on 31 December 2020.

 This will include documentary screening checks on EU food of animal origin on arrival in our ports from 1 October 2021  with additional physical checks from 1 January 2022 at Border Control Posts located at Hull and South Killingholme (HST).

From 1 January 2021 EU IUU catch certificates and organic food products will need our verification.

Note: The EU have stated their intention to apply full border checks to UK imports from 1 January 2021.

We await further details.

For more information please contact the Chief Port Health Inspector.

 For latest information go to GOV.UK/EUEXIT

 

CORONAVIRUS Covid-19

Emergency Notice

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic crisis the Authority is operating a reduced service. Some of our staff will be working from home and the office will be minimally staffed during normal office hours.

 

Until further notice we will selectively risk-assess vessels to carry out ship sanitation certificate, FHRS inspections or water sampling.

 

The out-of-hours on-call contact will remain operational on 01482 324776.

 

Latest information, including advice for travellers, can be found on the Government website

 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus