Dover Port health body fears gangs of meat smugglers looking to bypass new post-Brexit checks 09/02/2024
Authority weighs up legal action against government over new checks on imported meat taking place 22 miles inland. / The Port of Dover could become a target for criminals smuggling illegal and diseased meat into the country under new post-Brexit plans that will involve lorries from the continent being checked 22 miles inland, the port’s health authority has warned.
Four years after the UK quit the EU, the first border controls on imports from the continent have been introduced, with more to follow.
National Farmers’ Union president Minette Batters has taken a swipe at former prime minister Boris Johnson for adopting a “morally bankrupt” position during post-Brexit trade talks with the US.
The NFU warned Britain had been left for years without proper checks and balances on food imports from EU.
Professor Chris Elliott talks through discussions had at Food Integrity Global and highlights improved food fraud detection, Brexit’s impact... / The Brexit elephant in the room was also discussed. While some in government say that it is not a big risk factor in terms of escalating food fraud risks the message was very loud and clear that it is.
Concerns grow that post-Brexit trade deals could lead to further decline in quality as battery farm eggs are reintroduced.
The food inspection team at Britain's biggest container port says the lack of clarity around post-Brexit checks on imported food puts them in a "difficult position".
Faced with opposition from the House of Lords, the government backtracks on plans for the biggest ever change to our laws. So, what now? / Few things illustrate the absurdity and irresponsibility of Brexit better than the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (REUL).
A trade body representing UK baby food suppliers has said it will continue to manufacture to EU standards on arsenic residues.
Brexit: taking food safety with us 13/03/2023
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?
New EU rules on food safety have highlighted how the Windsor Framework will change the operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Thousands of EU laws could expire at the end of 2023.
'Bonfire of Rights' Bill will unleash chaos 18/01/2023
Today, MPs will debate and vote on the Retained EU Law Bill which if passed, could endanger thousands of rights and protections in the UK.
The MPs have joined a cross-party group calling on ministers to declare which Brussels-made rules will be removed from British statute books.
Ellie Newis reviews two of the flagship free trade agreements that were supposed to reignite the UK economy.
Food safety in a post-Brexit UK 07/11/2022
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.
A NEW law is making its way through Westminster which has the power to change the standards that ensure the food and drink we import is safe, protects animal welfare and keeps Scotland’s hard-earned global reputation as a trusted quality producer.
Contaminated food ‘will be a problem if EU rules are ditched’, Food Standards Agency says 01/11/2022
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.
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.
‘Potential consequences are deeply alarming’, says Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
A new piece of UK Government legislation designed to make it easier to repeal and amend EU law poses a ‘significant risk’ to Scotland’s ability to uphold high safety and food standards, according to Food Standards Scotland.