Brexit

Major disruption is expected at the Irish border if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead, warned experts

No-deal chaos to hit Irish border

By James Ridler

Severe disruption will hit food manufacturers in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal on 31 October, according to food policy experts.

Chlorine washing is used to disinfect chicken in the US

Academics raise post-Brexit chlorinated chicken fears

By Noli Dinkovski

The Government has been accused of trying to “soften up” the public for lower food standards post-Brexit after one of its chief scientific advisers claimed imports of chlorinated chicken and beef reared with artificial hormones should be decided by “consumer...

Placing higher tariffs on food that doesn't meet UK standards will help deter them from entering the country

Government to use tariffs to maintain food standards

By James Ridler

The UK will have systems in place to prevent food that does not meet high standards from entering the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Coveney urges delegates at this year's Food Manufacture Business Leaders' Forum to prepare for a 'no-deal'

Business Leaders’ Forum

Save the date for Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture’s next Business Leaders’ Forum will be the most historic yet, as the food supply chain grapples with Brexit’s impact, and senior industry representatives are urged to keep 21 January 2020 free.

The rise in recruitment for regulatory roles has been sparked by consumer demand for more transparency

Regulatory compliance feature

Keen to comply: the rise in regulatory recruitment

By James Ridler

Despite the growing threat posed by Brexit, the recent rise in recruitment for food manufacture regulatory compliance roles is down to other pressures.

Boris Johnson has been named the new leader of the Conservative party and the UK's new prime minister. Image from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office shared under a Creative Commons 2.0 license

FDF urges new PM to avoid no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Food and Drink Federation chief executive Ian Wright has urged new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to steer away from a no-deal Brexit, or risk “destroying” the industry.

Exports of beef and sheepmeat to the EU will drop significantly in a no-deal Brexit, claims HCC

UK meat exports to plummet in no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Exports of beef and sheepmeat to the EU will plummet and prices will drop in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales has warned.

Gove: ‘We also acknowledge in government that we emphatically do not want a no-deal exit’

‘Best possible’ Brexit deal needed: Gove

By Noli Dinkovski

The Government needs to make sure the UK gets the best possible Brexit deal to prevent putting the food and drink industry under unnecessary strain, environment secretary Michael Gove has argued.

BCMPA chief executive Rodney Steel explained how co-packers are reaping the benefits of Brexit

Co-packers benefit from Brexit doubt

By Paul Gander

Food industry uncertainties both around Brexit and the acceptability of different packaging materials are strengthening the position of co-packers, the boss of the trade body representing the sector has suggested.

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