Brexit

The two sides have been debating the legal text of a deal, but the agreement will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.

Food industry cautious on Brexit deal

By Dan Colombini

Food firms have welcomed an apparent deal between the Government and the EU, but experts and opposition MPs have warned that the industry’s worries are far from over at this early stage.

The Government has assured food manufacturers that there will be no shortage of supplies or drops in standards

Brexit preparedness report ‘utterly worthless’

By Dan Colombini

Sections of the food manufacturing industry have warned the Government that a no-deal Brexit will “destroy” many businesses, with experts slamming the recent Preparedness Campaign.

Many firms have begun to stockpile goods in the wake of Brexit

Brexit stockpiling raises safety concerns

By Dan Colombini

Food firms must be prepared for rising costs and stockpiling complications following the post-Brexit HMRC impact assessment for the movement of goods, experts have warned.

The Government's temporary tariff schedule has been described as 'dangerous' by the food and drink industry

Food industry critical of ‘dangerous’ tariff regime

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink manufacturing industry have voiced their concerns over the dangers posed by the UK Government’s tariff schedule that would apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Defra claims that under no circumstances will the UK lower its food standards

Defra defends post-Brexit UK food standards

By Dan Colombini

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has vowed to maintain food hygiene, following concerns that the UK would lower standards to match the US amid Brexit negotiations.

Unions have hit out at the US president's plans to apply 25% tariffs to Scotch whisky

GMB slams Trump post-Brexit whisky tariffs

By Dan Colombini

Trade union GMB Scotland has hit out at US president Donald Trump’s intention to apply 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky as part of any future trade deals, with Brexit on the horizon.

The Welsh Government is warning food and drink businesses to prepare for a number of challenges

Welsh firms urged to prepare for Brexit deadline

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink businesses in Wales should plan for the 31 October Brexit deadline regardless of whether they export to the EU or not, according to the Welsh Government.

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.

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