Port health

As a port health authority we have responsibility to protect the public, environmental and animal health of the UK.

We have appointed port medical officers who are available to assess the risks from passengers arriving at Stansted Airport with a suspected infectious disease.
 

Checks for malaria

Malaria is still a major problem in the world and it can be spread by mosquitoes. Our Environmental Health officers carry out checks on aircraft coming from malaria affected areas to make sure that insect control measures have been taken to destroy any mosquitoes that might have been present.
 

Other checks

Our environmental health staff also monitor and inspect:

  • the flight catering operations
  • hygiene of the terminal and aircraft water supplies
  • general food hygiene standards
     

Monitoring of food imports

We enforce regulations on behalf of central government. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are responsible for the overall policy in the area of public and animal health for food and feed.

You can find out more about port health authorities and the monitoring of food imports on GOV.UK.

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