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Brexit guidance

  • Brexit guidance for the food industry

    To help businesses adapt to new arrangements resulting from Brexit, the UK Government has published advice (link opens in new window). The Food Standards Agency has also published guidance (link opens in new window) to help prepare for the UK leaving the EU.

    While the current requirements for food will continue to apply with no or limited changes for most businesses, there may be significant changes to what some specific types of businesses including approved premises, importers and exporters need to do.

    The importing (link opens in new window) and exporting (link opens in new window) guides for animals, animal products and high-risk food and feed not of animal origin are designed to help businesses understand the key actions they will need to carry out in order to continue trading with the EU after the transition period.

    The Defra website (link opens in new window) has information on the work that Defra are doing.

    You can find food labelling guidance, including information about health and identification marks on the Food Standards Agency website (link opens in new window), and information about food and drink labelling changes on GOV.UK (link opens in new window).

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