Food: Exports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance her Department has issued to food transport companies on the effect on food quality and safety of delays to freight crossing to and from the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government is working closely with industry to ensure that cross-border activity continues to be conducted in a way which minimises delays and additional burdens for legitimate trade, while robustly ensuring compliance.

We have published extensive guidance to enable business to continue to trade with the EU and to plan for any disruption.

Bespoke information for direct hauliers who transport food products includes the haulier hand book; the haulier pocket guide; and the no-deal Brexit haulier checklist, all produced in concert with Department for Transport. We have also provided information to refrigerated haulage providers and those who specialise in livestock.

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