Brexit Debate

Brexit: progress has stalled on a number of technical areas

Brexit: state of play

Trade body airs persistent Brexit concerns with MPs

By Helen Gilbert

Tim Rycroft, chief operating officer of the Food and Drink Federation, was part of a group offering oral evidence to the Exiting The European Union Select Committee on 12 June. We caught up with him after the hearing to identify the most pressing concerns...

Amirahmadi: 'Trade policy is key to the success of the sector'

Dairy industry tackles cheese tariffs and environment

By Rod Addy

Dairy UK has called for Government to rethink proposed tariffs for cheese post-Brexit, claiming they were inadequate to prevent price volatility or a loss of productivity and so would damage the dairy industry.

Nigel Fredericks has entered administration at the loss of 250 jobs

Nigel Fredericks enters administration

By Aidan Fortune

London-based meat and poultry wholesaler Nigel Fredericks Trading Limited has been placed in administration, resulting in the loss of 250 jobs.

The UK exported 1.2bn tonnes of dairy produce, worth £1.6bn, to the EU alone in 2018

Plea for Government support for dairy exports

By Rod Addy

The Government must support dairy exports for the sake of the industry’s future success, according to a report issued by the Dairy All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

UK exports of food and drink hit a 'record' £5.7bn in the first quarter of 2019

UK food exports worth ‘record’ £5.7bn

By James Ridler

UK food and drink exports were worth a record £5.7bn in the first quarter of 2019, according to the Department for International Trade (DIT).

EU regulations will be passed into UK law from day one of Brexit

EU laws retained in no-deal Brexit scenario

By James Ridler

EU legislation and regulation on food and nutrition will carry over into UK law from exit day in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government has confirmed.

Manufacturers have been urged to use the Brexit extension to its fullest

Use Brexit delay wisely, firms told

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers have been urged to use the extra time afforded to them by the latest Brexit extension to fully prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU.

Stockpiling could lead to food waste, an expert has warned

Stockpiling plans could lead to waste

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers’ stockpiling as part of Brexit contingency plans could be counter-productive and lead to significant waste, a monitoring systems provider has claimed.

New SAMW president Andy McGowan has called for more support for the red meat industry in Scotland

New SAMW president urges Government support

By Aidan Fortune

The new president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Andy McGowan has called on the Government to provide more support to the red meat industry, especially as Brexit confusion continues.

Businesses' Brexit concerns involve stock, customs administration and training to equip staff for the UK's exit from the EU

‘Shout louder about Brexit’ urges supply chain body

By Helen Gilbert

Food firms need to shout louder about how they are affected by Brexit-related issues to make their voice heard alongside other industries, the boss of a key supply chain consultancy has claimed.

Exports of live animals and animal products can continue, but businesses will have to keep on top of red tape

‘Relief’ as no-deal meat exports hurdle cleared

By Rod Addy

Meat trade representatives have expressed 'relief' that EU Member States have agreed the UK’s listed status to export live animals and animal products as a third country in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Only the most prepared food businesses will survive tariffs after Brexit

Food price increases a reality of no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Tariffs on food would bump up prices by 10% in a no-deal Brexit and would be detrimental to all but the most prepared food businesses, warned Labour’s Lord Jeffrey Rooker.

You food and drink legal questions are answered by our experts

Food and drink industry legal Q&A

By James Ridler

We pose your hard hitting regulatory and legislative questions to our experts in this month’s legal Q&A.