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Food: UK Trade with EU

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL10076, tabled on 5 September 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government in the event of a no-deal outcome to the Brexit discussions whether they intend to inspect each container of food imported from the EU to ensure that food safety standards are upheld.

Answered on

19 September 2018

From day one, the United Kingdom is committed to having in place a robust and effective regulatory regime which will mean business can continue to run as normal. Risk-assessment and oversight of food safety controls will be essential to ensure that food remains safe, whether imported or produced in the UK. The Food Standards Agency will shortly be publishing its technical notice on imported food which will contain further information on the Government’s proposals for managing the risk from imported food in the event of a no-deal outcome.

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Department of Health and Social Care