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In this week's Brexit downsides, extra food labelling costing up to £250mn, a huge drop in overseas students, veterinary shortages in NI, and more.
The NFU warned Britain had been left for years without proper checks and balances on food imports from EU.
Post-Brexit regulations have set back the UK's edible insect industry by around two years, one grower estimated.
Food businesses are waiting on tenterhooks to see what changes the UK Government will make to regulations and standards following Brexit. But how are food safety bodies such as the FSA planning to mitigate industry pressures?
Erik Millstone examines the precarious nature of food safety in the UK after the Brexit referendum and points out that prevention is always better than cure.
People are at risk of eating contaminated food if Rishi Sunak presses ahead with a deadline for scrapping EU regulations, the safety watchdog has warned.
While all eyes were on No 10 on Tuesday as Rishi Sunak became the UK’s new prime minister, down the road MPs were debating the Brexit Freedoms Bill – a piece of legislation that could have profound implications for public health and businesses alike.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed it will be engaging with abattoir owners to help ease the shortage of veterinarians.
Authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are struggling with a skills gap after the United Kingdom left the European Union, according to a report.
The Food Standards Agency described the current situation as "hand-to-mouth" when it came to recruiting and retaining vets in sufficient numbers.
British food safety and competition regulators are “struggling to recruit and retain the skills they need to regulate effectively” post-Brexit, according to a Westminster committee of MPs.
The Commons Public Accounts committee has warned that regulators are ‘struggling to recruit and retain the skills they need to regulate effectively’. / Recruitment issues are hampering the ability of UK regulators to function post-Brexit, MPs have warned.
Health claims, novel foods, labelling, GMOs… the recently introduced Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill could have far reaching implications for the food and nutrition industries in the UK.
The government’s failure to impose full import controls on food coming from the EU since Brexit has exposed the UK to increased risk of sub-standard products reaching the shelves, a new report has warned.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) released the first of what will now be an annual report.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) released the first of what will now be an annual report.
FSA oversee food safety and assessments from the EU to the UK after Brexit. / Delay on food checks from Europe until 2023 leaves families ‘less protected’.
Food safety is at risk because of skilled worker shortages and loss of access to vital data bases, a report says and experts’ ability to assess threats to public is being impeded by constraints.
When the UK officially left the EU in early 2020, no transition had been agreed for the edible insects industry and, while traders in Europe were able to continue, UK traders were not.
Edible insects have been touted as a climate change friendly source of protein for the future, but UK traders are facing difficulties.
“We culled all our insects six months ago, and just kept a few for our own consumption.”
The Food Standards Agency has warned meat and poultry producers that a shortage of vets could impact their ability to operate in the run-up to the busy festive season.
A small business which cooks up crickets and mealworms into burgers and biscuits has been forced to cease trading after new Brexit rules have deemed the practice 'illegal' in the UK.
Can someone tell the government Brexit has already happened? / The government has only now asked the Food Standards Agency to plan how it is going to protect public health and safety after Brexit – almost six months after the transition period for leaving the EU ended.
Industry laments a missed opportunity to put Britain at the forefront of a growing movement towards alternative protein.