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NIFAC Meeting Agenda and Papers November 2022

Northern Ireland specific

Agenda and papers for the November 2022 Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee (NIFAC) meeting

Executive Summary

The Committee will be undertaking a visit to Lakeland Dairies in Newtownards to receive a presentation about their work, as well as touring their facilities.  Lakeland Dairies is one of the largest dairy co-operatives on the island of Ireland, serving customers in over 80 countries.

Following the tour, the Committee will receive a presentation in relation to the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, with a view to understanding the key policy principles within the Bill.  There will then be a Committee discussion to enable Members to consider the topic further.


Members are invited to:

           Consider the content of the visit and presentations and

           Comment and consider the impacts for Northern Ireland.

Contact: Jayne McGlaughlin (


Agenda and Papers


09:30 – 11:40 Lakeland Visit

To include a welcome, presentation, a tour of the facility, and washup.


11:40 – 11:45 Welcomes

To include welcome and housekeeping, minutes of 28th June 2022 meeting, and declarations of interest.


11:45 – 12:00 Director and Chair Updates

Director’s written update and Chair’s verbal update since the last meeting of June 2022.


12:00 – 12:20 Overview of Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Verbal update from Head of EU Relations, Trade and Legislation.


12:20 – 1:00 Questions and Discussion


1:00 AOB