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Brexit guidance

  • Brexit guidance for the food industry

    As the UK prepares to leave the EU the Food Standards Agency (link opens in new window) has 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 UK Government has published the following additional sources of guidance: 

    • The partnership pack (link opens in new window) is designed to help you support businesses preparing for day one if we leave the EU without a deal.
    • The ‘Importing’  and ‘Exporting’ guides are designed to help businesses understand the key actions they will need to carry out in order to continue trading with the EU.
    • Guidance on importing and exporting animals, animal products and high-risk food and feed not of animal origin after EU Exit
    • 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 made decisions and requirements become clearer.

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