Defra to ‘fall short’ of Brexit promises

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is reported to have made good progress in its preparations for exiting the EU, but still faces an enormous challenge. The newly published National Audit Office (NAO) has assessed how Defra is implementing...

Government approach towards food safety criticised

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and Lord Bassam have strongly criticised the Government for its approach towards food safety in the United Kingdom post-Brexit. There has been strong pressure on the Government to clarify its approach to both food...

Food figures respond to Government’s no-deal Brexit notices

Responding to the Government’s newly published set of ‘no-deal’ Brexit Technical Notices, the Food and Drink Federation along with other industry representatives have expressed their concerns. Today (23rd August), the Government released a publication of guidance on...

Food bills could rise 12% post-Brexit

The UK’s largest supermarkets have issued a stark warning that a no-deal Brexit would force up the price of the average weekly shopping trolley by as much as 12%. According to the retailers, some staples are expected to rise considerably more because of tariffs. For...

Food manufacturers seeing rising costs

More than three quarters of manufacturers expect input prices to rise during the remainder of 2018, according to a survey from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). More than half of those polled had seen increased ingredient costs (62%), increased packaging costs...