FSAI Guidance Food Importers

Brexit Get ready for the end of the Brexit transition period Have a look at our Brexit resources for help and guidance on what you need to do. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 1 February 2020 after the EU and the UK concluded a Withdrawal Agreement which facilitates an orderly UK departure from the EU. […]

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FSAI Guidance Food Imports

Food Imports Importing Steps to take Getting ready  Importing From 1 January 2021, food and food contact materials coming from Great Britain will be an import from a third country (a non-EU country). To continue to trade with Great Britain from this date, you will need to comply with import requirements. Knowing these requirements will help […]

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FSAI Guidance Labelling

Food Labelling and Brexit Foods placed on the EU market must comply with EU food law. The rules for labelling are set out in Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to the consumer. Visit our labelling legislation section for information on the general labelling requirements. From 1 January 2021, if you import food […]

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Food Safety Pre-Consumer

EU Food Hygiene Law The purpose of food legislation is to prevent or eliminate risks arising either directly or via the environment for humans and animals and reduce risks to an acceptable level. to guarantee fair practices as regards trade in food and feed and the protection of consumer interests including food labelling and other […]

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EU Food Labelling

Labelling and presentation of foodstuffs. EU directives deal with the labelling, packaging, and presentation of prepackaged foodstuffs. It applies to foodstuffs to be delivered to a final consumer or to intermediaries such as restaurants, canteens, hospitals, similar persons who cater en masse. It does not apply to products intended for export outside the European Union. […]

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Food Safety Controls

Overview The importation of food products from outside the EU requires compliance with EU and UK hygiene safety, labelling and food composition regulations.  The hazard analysis and critical control point after the primary production stage (HACCP) system is used.   Non-EU suppliers must have equivalent systems in place. Food businesses after primary production must work in […]

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Food Labelling UK No Deal Notes

Purpose This notice sets out how labelling of food and compositional standards (minimum standards for certain types of key foods) would be affected if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal. It sets out the actions food businesses would need to consider to continue to comply with food compositional standards and […]

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GB Farming Business UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Farming businesses: working after Brexit transition What you need to do as a farming business to trade with the EU. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Contents Farm and rural payments: Basic Payment Scheme and Rural Development Programme for England Importing and exporting Marketing standards Your employees Food […]

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GB Food & Drink Business UK Post-Deal Guidance

Guidance Food and drink businesses: working with the EU What you need to do as a food and drink business to work with the EU. Published 31 December 2020 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Contents Food labelling Importing and exporting Marketing standards Non-harmonised food products Your employees Data protection Print this page […]

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GM Foods UK No Deal Notes

Purpose The aim of this notice is to provide information to certain businesses on action they would need to take before EU exit to ensure that trade can be maintained in a ‘no deal’ scenario. It’s specifically aimed at UK businesses: holding or seeking authorisations for genetically modified (GM) food or feed holding or seeking […]

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Perishable Food by Road [UK]

Guidance Carry perishable foodstuffs abroad in road vehicles (ATP) Vehicles carrying perishable foodstuffs abroad must follow ATP rules. Published 7 February 2013 From: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Applies to: England, Scotland, and Wales Carrying perishable foodstuffs in road vehicles If you carry perishable foodstuffs abroad in an insulated refrigerated vehicle or container, many countries […]

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Organic Food Trading Guidance

Trading and labelling organic food if there’s no Brexit deal Understand the rules that will apply to you when producing, processing, labelling and trading organic food if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. Published 18 February 2019 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Contents Rules from 29 March 2019 (may also apply to new exit date on 31 December 2020) Certificates and […]

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Food Labelling Guidance

Food labelling changes after Brexit Advice for food producers, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers on the changes to food labels if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Published 5 February 2019 Last updated 25 February 2019 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Contents If you export food products to […]

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UK Lords Note Food Safety

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EU Withdrawal Note Animal Food

Brussels, 23 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS ANIMAL FEED The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement1 establishes another date, all Union primary and secondary law will […]

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Info Food Chain

Information management system for official controls to ensure compliance with agri-food chain rules Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1715 — rules for the functioning of the information management system for official controls and its system components (the IMSOC Regulation) The legal basis of the IMSOC Implementing Regulation derives from the general food law (Regulation (EC) No 178/2002), […]

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Traceability Pre-Packaged Products

Traceability of pre-packaged foods Directive 2011/91/EU on indications or marks identifying the lot to which a foodstuff belongs.It has applied since 5 January 2012. —It makes sure that consumers can trace the origin of pre-packaged foods. —It requires these foods to be labelled so that consumers can see which lot they come from. —It ensures […]

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Genetically Modified Organisms

Contained use of genetically modified microorganisms Directive 2009/41/EC on the contained use of genetically modified microorganisms.It applies from 10 June 2009. It lays down rules for the contained use* of genetically modified microorganisms (GMMs) in order to protect human health and the environment in the EU. KEY POINTS Classifications and notifications Users of GMMs must […]

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Food Law EU Guidance 2021

EUROPEAN COMMISSION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR MARITIME AFFAIRS AND FISHERIES Brussels, 13 March 2020 REV4 – Replaces the notice (REV2) dated 20 March 2019 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU FOOD LAW INTRODUCTION Since 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom has […]

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Exporting High Risk Food 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Exporting or moving high risk food and feed of non-animal origin to the EU or Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021 Guidance on exporting or moving high-risk food and feed of non-animal origin (HRFNAO) from Great Britain to the EU or Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021. Published 17 December 2020 From: Department for […]

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Nutritional Labelling and Standards 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Nutrition-related labelling, composition and standards from 1 January 2021 Published 17 November 2020 New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It will be updated if […]

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Eggs Standards 2021 UK Guidance

Guidance Egg marketing standards from 1 January 2021 Marketing standards for egg producers, manufacturers, retailers and distributors from 1 January 2021. Published 14 October 2020 Last updated 27 October 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the transition […]

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Poultry Standards UK 2021 Guidance

Guidance Poultry meat marketing standards from 1 January 2021 Marketing standards for poultry meat producers, manufacturers, retailers and distributors from 1 January 2021. Published 14 October 2020 Last updated 27 October 2020 — see all updates From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and […]

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Food and Drink Business

Guidance Prepare your food and drink business for 1 January 2021 What you need to do to prepare your food and drink business for 1 January 2021. Published 14 October 2020 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after […]

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Composite Food 2021 UK Guidance

What counts as a composite food product Composite food products are for human consumption only. They contain a mix of: processed products of animal origin (POAO) plant products used as a main ingredient – not just added for flavouring or processing Examples are: lasagne pork pies pepperoni pizza cream liqueurs chicken burritos You can continue […]

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