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Rodda's says the new GI scheme would strengthen the global status of its Cornish clotted cream

Food firms back British GI labelling scheme

By Rod Addy

Processors including Rodda's Creamery and Anglesey Sea Salt have welcomed the British Geographical Indications (GI) scheme launched by the Government to help safeguard provenance and replace the EU system post-Brexit.

Government warns businesses to prepare for Brexit before it's too late

Government: firms ‘should act now on Brexit’

By James Ridler

The Government has outlined actions that will need to be implemented by businesses before 2021, whether the UK ends up with a Canadian or Australian style deal with the EU.

Brexit could lead to disruption along the Irish border, according to a consortium of UK unions

Trade unions unite to oppose no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Trade unions have united to urge the Government to do ‘whatever it takes’ to secure a trade deal with the EU to save jobs and prevent a schism along the Irish border.

Parish: 'The Government also needs to increase support for redistribution of surplus food to those who need it most.'

Government lacks preparation in face of COVID-19, Brexit

By James Ridler

The Government stands accused of being unprepared for Brexit and a second wave of the novel coronavirus by a parliamentary committee report as new lockdown regulations threaten to force suppliers to cease operations.

The Government's plan to introduce 10 inland border sites could be too little, too late, according to Scala

Brexit inland border sites branded ‘last-minute’

By James Ridler

Government plans for up to ten additional inland border sites to cope with Brexit congestion and border checks are ‘extremely last-minute and desperate’, according to supply and logistics specialist Scala.

OVs will have to sign EHCs for all consignments of products of animal origin exported to EU from 1 January 2021

'Chronic' vet shortage threatens meat and dairy exports

By Rod Addy

Meat and dairy exports to the EU remain threatened by the lack of vets needed to implement food safety checks and sign export health certificates (EHCs), claims the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

Peers in the House of Lords have voted for the amendments

Lords back food standards amendment in Agriculture Bill

By Michelle Perrett

The House of Lords has voted on two amendments to the Agriculture Bill that would mean that imported foods would have to meets domestic standards and the role of the Trade and Agriculture Commission would be strengthened.

Eustice said granting of third party status should be a

BREXIT: EU remains ‘intransigent’ over trade deal

By Michelle Perrett

The EU remains ‘intransigent’ on issues such as fisheries and is using the granting of third country status for animal products as a negotiating tactic, George Eustice, secretary of state for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA)...

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