Brexit Debate

Time is running out for the UK Government to strike a Brexit deal with the EU

FDF slams minister’s no-deal Brexit claim

By Noli Dinkovski

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has reacted angrily to the Brexit minister’s claim that those fearing the consequences of leaving the EU without a deal were “prophets of doom”.

Minister Rutley (pictured at the Westmorland County Show) is Defra's latest appointment with a focus on food and drink strategy (Image credit: UK Parliament)

Government food and drink strategy head appointed

By Aidan Fortune

The Government has appointed David Rutley as new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with a focus on the UK’s Food and Drink Industrial Strategy.

The latest round of the Government's no-deal Brexit technical notices have been criticised by the food industry

Industry reacts to no-deal technical notices

By James Ridler

Food industry trade groups have criticised the Government’s newest batch of Brexit technical notices, describing the prospect of a no-deal exit from the EU as “catastrophic” for the industry.

The FSA has launched a consultation into food law after the UK leaves the EU

FSA launches post-EU law consultation

By Noli Dinkovski

A consultation on the potential amendments to food and animal feed law after the UK leaves the EU has been launched by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

A vet shortage could lead to border delays for the food industry

Vet shortage causing border concerns

By Aidan Fortune

The Government has been warned that a no-deal Brexit scenario could result in food being delayed at borders due to a shortage of vets.

Brighter Foods currently employs 150 people and turns over £20m

Brighter Foods invests to create 50 jobs

By Rod Addy

Brighter Foods aims to create 50 jobs in a multi-million pound Brexit-proofing investment designed to boost domestic production of snack bars, including its gluten-free and dairy-free brand Wild Trail and own-label products.

The Government's no-deal Brexit technical notices have been slammed by the food and drink industry

No-deal Brexit papers slammed by trade bodies

By James Ridler

The publication of technical notices to prepare the UK for a potential no-deal Brexit have been met with hostility by trade associations and unions, which have criticised the Government for presenting a “grisly prospect” that showed “utter contempt” for...

UK can become an ‘exporting superpower’,according to international trade secretary Liam Fox

UK holds potential to be an ‘exporting superpower’

By James Ridler

The UK has the potential to become an “exporting superpower”, according to international trade secretary Liam Fox, as he launches a new strategy to boost export opportunities for the country post-Brexit.

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