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Prepare your food and drink business for a no-deal Brexit

Here we share a summary of government advice for preparing your food and drink business for a no-deal Brexit.

Food and organic produce labelling

The rules for what you must show on food labels will change for some food and drink products. The food labelling changes include:

  • country of origin labelling
  • food business operator (FBO) address labelling
  • use of the EU emblem
  • use of the EU health and identification marks
  • use of the EU organic logo
  • use of the geographical indication (GI) logo

Read the advice on food and drink labelling changes

Plants and plant products

Plants and plant products (for example, certain vegetables, seeds and fruit) currently managed under the EU plant passport scheme will be subject to UK import controls. There is a new import process you must follow and new rules for exports.

Read the guidance on importing and exporting plants and plant products if there’s a no-deal Brexit and plant health controls.

Animal products and high risk feed

The way you import and notify the UK authorities of these imports will change.

You can read guidance on importing animals, animal products and high-risk food and feed not of animal origin if the UK leaves the EU with no-deal and importing and exporting live animals and animal products.

Importing and exporting

To continue importing and exporting products between the UK and EU you must get a UK Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, decide if you want to hire an import-export agent, or make the declaration yourself and contact the organisation that moves your goods to find out what they need to make the declarations for your goods, or if you will need to make them yourself.

Read the guide to importing and exporting


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