Help for food businesses

If your business deals in food, or animal feed, your responsibility to make sure it is safe will remain a requirement of law from day one of the UK leaving the EU.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published guidance here.

Meanwhile, HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have published guidance on key areas affecting food businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Click here for HMRC’s guide to no-deal planning for food businesses.

Click here for Defra’s advice on no-deal planning for food and drink businesses and here for advice for the fisheries sector.

Click here for information on exporting food, drink and agricultural products.

Follow these links for support on: food labelling, exporting fish, importing fish, and trading and labelling organic food.

Business that export fish or fish products to the EU could have their goods declined at the border in a no-deal scenario. To avoid this, any business needing to export fish to the EU after exit must sign up to the new digital fish exports service.

There’s further advice here from from the Foods Standards Agency on the export of fish or shellfish products and there’s a handy guide here to help fish exporters cope with no-deal planning.

In a no-deal Brexit, UK-flagged vessels will need to give prior notification before landing fish at an EU port. Details here.

The EU has published guidance here on trading food and drink in the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.