NEW BREXIT WITHDRAWAL DEAL COULD CREATE NON-UK NATIONAL FOOD REGULATOR FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

THE DRAFT UK/European Union withdrawal agreement released yesterday (Wednesday, November 14), could create separate national food regulators for Northern Ireland that are based in a remaining EU member state. A technical annexe to the deal says that “national reference laboratories” with responsibility for advising on a wide range of food legislation in Northern Ireland “shall not be read as including the reference laboratory in the United Kingdom”. It added: “This shall not prevent a national reference laboratory located in a member state of the ...


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