Urgent Call for New Veterinary Agreement as Restrictions Cause Sharp Drop in British Exports to the EU and Threatens the Viability of UK Business

Food and feed trade associations, hauliers, farmers and veterinary and environmental health professional organisations have joined together to propose in a new report an urgent new veterinary agreement and streamlined processes to resolve crippling restrictions to exports to the EU, Britain’s largest trading partner. Sir Roger Gale MP, who sits on the cross-party UK Trade and Business Commission, said: “This important report highlights the systemic challenges facing food exporters and the need for urgent solutions. This will all help inform the cross-party recommendations we are developing on how current barriers to trade with the EU can be addressed.” The cross-party UK […]

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CFA 2020 Annual Report published – highlights

Our latest Annual Report is now available, covering the 2020 calendar year. Specific achievements: Biocides Leading Food & Biocides Industry Group which secured more rational chlorate MRLs and special flexibility for processed foods. Various sectoral best practice chlorate MRL guidance issued. Vac Pack/MAP foods Secured ACMSF and FSA reviews, resulting in removal of 10-day limit on fresh meat. Full risk review in 2021. Project BLUE & Lm Biome Completed NBIC co-funded initial laboratory evaluation of technology to control biofilms under factory conditions. Potential research into other novel technologies under discussion. COVID-19 Established best practice exchange and alerts system for members. […]

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CFA April 2021 Newsletter

In this issue: Brexit Paperwork Headache for Short Shelf Composite Products Chilled Food Market Data COVID-19 Support for CFA Members Chlorate and Hygiene Biocides Vacuum Packed and MAP Guidance Third Party Laboratory Guidance Available Hitting Health & Safety Targets Sustainable Development Group Working in a Virtual World 10 Years of Chilled Education Store Cupboard Science STEM Partnership CFA NEWSLETTER No.55 for website

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