Labelling: Preparing for Brexit
Since the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in June 2016 and Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered in March 2017, the countdown to the UK’s exit from the EU has been on.
The withdrawal raises questions regarding, for example, the legal implications of the labelling of UK produced food sold on the EU market and the changes that may be necessary to ensure those food products remain compliant. Just some of the other challenges relate to food production rules, food hygiene rules for products of animal origin imported into the EU as well as origin implications. The UK government has issued guidance and held consultations on changes to labelling.
Campden BRI’s Food Law Advisers are following the developments closely as they evolve and are ready to advise as details become clearer.