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Brexit guidance

  • Brexit guidance for the food industry

    As the UK prepares to leave the EU the UK Government (link opens in new window) and the Food Standards Agency (link opens in new window) have published guidance on the steps your business may need to take.

    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 the latest information on the work that Defra are doing.

    This information will be updated as the government and EU make decisions and requirements become clearer.

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