The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed is important in enabling the management of food and feed safety risks by providing early alerts of health or food contamination issues across the European Union. At present, this enables the United Kingdom to respond quickly to serious risks to public health relating to food and animal feed. The Government is considering the best approach for the management of notification of food and feed safety risks once we have left the EU. It will be our priority to maintain the UK’s high standards of food and feed safety, and continue to be able to provide a timely response to food safety incidents. This is essential for the protection of public health, and for maintaining consumer confidence in food.