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Tyne Port Health

Tyne Port Health Authority is hosted by North Tyneside Council and it is responsible for a range of functions connected with the Port of Tyne and all shipping that enters the port.

The main responsibilities of Tyne Port Health Authority include:

  • Ensuring minimum standards of hygiene in relation to galleys, and water supplies on board ships as well as checking on crew welfare and pest control on vessels. 
  • Carrying out Ship Sanitation inspection. 
  • Carrying out routine checks on imported foods passing through the port. 
  • Sampling of ships water supplies from vessels and quayside supplies. 
  • Ensuring all controls are in place to prevent the entry of infectious diseases through the port.

Tyne Port Health Authority is approved to issue:

  • Ship Sanitation Control and Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificates 
  • Common Entry Documents for imported foods not of animal origin

The authority charges for some of its services and the schedule of fees and charges are included below. 

Contact:

Environmental Health
Public Protection Services
Quadrant (East)
Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside 
NE27 0BY

Tel: (0191) 643 6100

Out of hours: 07816 931413

Fax: 0191 643 2016

Email: tyne.port.health@northtyneside.gov.uk

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