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Guidance for businesses that use the health and identification marks for food products of animal origin (POAO) such as meat, egg products, fish, cheese and milk.
Risk analysis will continue to be one of our key functions and underpins everything we do. It will ensure we can continue to protect consumers and provide independent and trusted advice.
Advice on the new authorisation procedure for a regulated food or animal feed product or process requiring pre-market approval in the UK.
Important information about future exports to both the EU and Northern Ireland. This is for businesses that export products of animal origin (POAO) such as meat, fish, shellfish, eggs and dairy products to the EU or Northern Ireland (NI).
This guidance applies from 1 January 2021. It is for businesses that use the health and identification marks for food products of animal origin such as meat, egg products, fish, cheese and milk.
Advice on the information that you'll need to submit as part of your regulated product authorisation application.
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.
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.
Rules on food waste, leftovers and waste cooking oil from catering facilities.
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 to legally trade feed between the UK and EU, and UK with third countries (non-EU).
How to apply for authorisation to transport ‘above temperature’ meat from red meat slaughterhouses.
Legal requirements and standards for approved meat establishments.
How to label allergens and avoid allergen-cross contamination when producing pre-packed food.
Regulatory information about LBM and fishery product approvals for businesses.
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.
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 cereals.
Guidance for traders on importing certain foodstuffs, import restrictions and further information on labelling, packaging, chemical safety, additives and organic products.