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.

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.