Food processes

Business guidance

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, risk analysis will continue to be one of our key functions and underpin everything we do. It will ensure we can continue to protect consumers and provide independent and trusted advice.
Risk analysis is the process by which we assess, manage and communicate food and animal feed safety risks. It will ensure the UK continues to enjoy high standards of food and feed safety and consumer protection after Brexit.
Advice on the new authorisation procedure for a regulated food or animal feed product or process requiring pre-market approval in the UK if it leaves the EU without a deal.
Advice on the information that you'll need to submit as part of your regulated product authorisation application, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
If your business exports products of animal origin (POAO) such as meat, fish, shellfish, eggs and dairy products to the EU, we need information from you. This guidance explains who is affected and what you need to do.
EU Exit guidance for businesses that use the health and identification marks for food products of animal origin such as meat, egg products, fish, cheese and milk.
Guidance on use of alternative sanitation systems for the disinfection of cutting tools in slaughterhouses and game handling establishments.
Rules on food waste, leftovers and waste cooking oil from catering facilities.
The regulations applicable in the UK, brief guidance to the key aspects of the law and guidance on the other laws relating to the wine trade.
How to satisfy the requirements set out by EU Food Hygiene Regulations. It includes guidance on the approval of premises and continued standards.
The measures that must be taken by animal feed businesses in third countries (non-EU countries) to legally sell feed within the EU and UK.
Legal requirements and standards for approved meat establishments.
Explains the legal requirements that food businesses who import products of non-animal origin into the UK must comply with.
Regulatory information about LBM and fishery product approvals for businesses.
Guidance on additives, labelling, packaging and hygiene when importing salt products.
Information on importing plant and vegetarian products, including additives, labelling and chemical safety. This doesn't include fruit and vegetables
A composite product is defined in European Union legislation as a ‘foodstuff intended for human consumption that contains both processed products of animal origin and products of plant origin.
It is mandatory for nutrition information to be declared on prepacked food. Local authorities enforce the regulation in NI, England and Wales. We regulate and make enforcement regulations but don’t carry out enforcement.
Feed additives can only be put on the market and used for animal feed within the EU if they have been authorised for use. There are controls which outline additives which are authorised for use in animal feed.
How to control and reduce the risk of E. coli O157 cross-contamination in your business.
Additives and E numbers for colours, preservatives, antioxidants, sweeteners, emulsifiers, stabilisers, thickeners and other types of additives.
Information on EU member states, food establishments selling products of animal origin and considerations for importing fishery products.
Guidance on labelling, contaminants and what to look out for when importing products which come from animals.
Guidance on licensing, labelling, packaging, chemical safety when importing cooking oils.