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  • 25 Mar 2019 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    Food and drink exports increased by 2.5% to £22.6bn from January to December 2018, when compared to the same period in 2017. This growth rate is approximately a quarter of the growth rate seen in 2017, when food and drink exports rose 9.7% compared to 2016

    Exports of branded goods fell by 0.1% to £5.8bn

    This slower growth was seen in both exports to EU markets, up 4.3% in 2018 compared to up 10.3% in 2017, and non-EU markets, down 0.3% in 2018 compared to up 8.9% in 2017.

    Growth of exports of branded goods also fell, down 0.1% when compared to the previous year. The growth was up 5.0% to EU markets, but down 10.2% to non-EU markets.

    Seven of the top 20 markets for UK food and drink exports saw a fall in value, including the United States and France which fell by 2.2% and 3.4% respectively. Exports of salmon and beer fell by 11.6% and 7.0% by value, while the other products among the top 10 exports grew over the period.

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    Source - Food & Drink Federation (FDF)


  • 27 Feb 2019 11:57 AM | Anonymous
    Associate Member AFEX are holding a webinar about Brexit on 20 March at 10:00AM GMT. Manvir Basi of Russell Group and Trevor Charsley of AFEX will present The Road to Brexit: A horizon-scanning webinar. They will discuss the possible roads to Brexit, and their implications for the global economy, the geopolitical landscape, and the global currency markets..

     

    Register for the webinar here:  http://www2.afex.com/af2?LinkID=CH00095763eR00000328AD

     

  • 18 Feb 2019 2:35 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. FDA Cancelled Thousands of Food Facility Registrations

    In February 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration removed all food facility registrations from its database that were not renewed during the 2018 renewal period. It's important to ensure your facility's registration is valid before continuing exports to the United States, as food manufactured by a facility with a cancelled registration is subject to detention at the U.S. port of entry. Registrar Corp can help you verify whether your FDA registration is valid for 2019 at no cost:

    https://www.registrarcorp.com/fda-food/registration/verification/

  • 11 Jan 2019 11:29 AM | Anonymous

    UK exporters are set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost as Japan has opened its market to imports of UK lamb and beef.

    The agreement, signed during Prime Minister Abe’s visit to the UK, is estimated to be worth a total of £127 million over the first five years of access – approximately £75 million for beef and £52 million for lamb.

    Japan, a major importer of beef with a growing demand for high quality lamb, has lifted its two-decade long ban on imports of these products with immediate effect.

    The deal follows a year of global successes for UK exporters, which included China lifting its ban on UK beef, Taiwan opening its market to pork and India preparing to import UK sheep meat.

    Farming Minister George Eustice said:

    "The opening of the Japanese market is an excellent result for beef and lamb producers across the UK and demonstrates confidence in our high standards of food and drink.

    As we enter a new era as a global exporter, unlocking this market marks a major step for future trading relationships and signals our commitment to supporting our food and drink industry to export more British produce."

    The lifting of the ban follows a series of visits and negotiations between UK and Japanese officials, which culminated in an inspection of UK beef and lamb production systems in 2018, successfully hosted by Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency, the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland, DAERA, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the UK Export Certification Partnership.

    Japan is renowned for its stringent food safety and import controls regime and opening this market is expected to send positive signals to other countries, particularly in Asia, regarding the safety of UK exports.

    Read more at : www.gov.uk

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  • 06 Dec 2018 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    Food and drink exports increased by 1.8% to £16.4bn from January to September 2018, when compared to the same period in 2017

    ⦁ Exports of branded goods grew by £35.2m to £4.3bn, up 0.8%

    The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published analysis showing that food and drink exports increased by 1.8% to £16.4bn from January to September 2018, when compared to the same period in 2017. Exports of branded goods grew by £35.2m to £4.3bn, up 0.8%.

    The food and drink trade deficit narrowed by 1.3% and it now stands at -£18.0bn, which is £243.0m lower than the same period in 2017. Export growth to EU markets (+4.1%) was positive, while exports to non-EU markets declined (-1.8%), with the EU exports share growing to 62.1%.

    All of the top 10 export products reported growth in January to September, apart from beer and salmon. The fall in exports of salmon, down 20.1%, is primarily a result in a fall in sales to France (-19%) and the US (-36.2%). In volume terms, this represents a decline of 16.6 thousand tonnes, which is equivalent to £94.3 million.

    Elsa Fairbanks, Director, Food & Drink Exports Association (FDEA), said:

    “The FDEA has received positive feedback from members in our recent 2018 Export Survey -  exporters of all sizes from around the UK. Most respondents report continued export growth both in EU and non-EU markets although in the main this comes from more “established” markets.  As the reality of the changing trading environment emerges, there is concern that sales may start to fall in the EU after Brexit and many exporters are exploring opportunities in new areas further afield. In light of this, we fully endorse the need for practical help and support to ensure that companies are prepared for what lies ahead.”



  • 06 Dec 2018 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    The Department for International Trade (DIT) is at the heart of EU Exit delivery 

    To help the British public and businesses understand what the deal will deliver, Her Majesty’s Government has launched the ‘Brexit Deal Explained’ website.   

    This website explains the Withdrawal Agreement, which sets out the terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the European Union, and the Political Declaration, which sets out a framework for the UK’s ambitious future relationship with the European Union that delivers in our national interest.

    Here you can find out what the Brexit deal means for our:

    Economy ; Jobs ; Security ; Free trade ; Businesses ; Borders



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  • 22 Oct 2018 4:22 PM | Anonymous

    Denmark is leading the way in Europe by bringing in mandatory new labelling on food packaging.  Consumers will be able to see exactly how the products they are buying affects the environment.

    Read the full story here

    Source: The Local DK


  • 27 Sep 2018 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    A French parliamentary report, voted on 26 September, calls for a raft of measures to make processed and 'ultra-processed' food healthier, from maximum limits on salt, sugar and fat to caps on the number of additives used per product.

    Read more....

    Source - FoodNavigator

  • 17 Sep 2018 2:21 PM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or store food for U.S. consumption to renew their FDA registrations between October 1 and December 31, 2018

    During the renewal process, UK Exporters must also designate a U.S. Agent for FDA communications. The renewal will not be considered complete until the listed U.S. Agent accepts this designation.

    It should be noted that renewing a registration is distinct from updating a registration, and even food facilities that registered with FDA as recently as September 2018 will be required to renew. Facilities should ensure they properly renew during this period so their FDA registrations remain valid for 2019.

    What are the Consequences of Not Renewing?

    FDA will cancel facility registrations that are not properly renewed during the impending Biennial Registration Renewal period. Failure to renew FDA registrations during the 2016 renewal period contributed to a 28% drop in the number of registered food facilities in early 2017.

    Food exported to the U.S. by a facility with a canceled registration may be detained or refused at the U.S. port of entry. Any facility that markets food for consumption in the U.S. without a valid registration may also be subject to civil or criminal penalties.

    Find out more how FDEA professional associate partner Registrar Corps can assist with this process - https://www.registrarcorp.com/category/blog/food-beverages/ 

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  • 06 Sep 2018 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    The MP David Rutley, a former Asda and PepsiCo executive, has been appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Food and Animal Welfare  at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) with responsibilities to include:

    • EU exit readiness
    • Food chain - with the lead for Food and Drink Industrial Strategy

    It is understood that the Minister has been appointed to oversee the protection of food supplies through the Brexit process amid concerns at the impact of a no-deal departure from the European Union.

    Rutley's former roles include running home shopping and e-commerce businesses at Asda, He said: “It is an honour to join the Defra ministerial team at such an important time. I am determined to ensure that we fully realise the opportunities of leaving the EU.”

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