Meat Industry Brexit Impact Report

British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association

‘No-deal’ Brexit could mean huge cost to scrap current pre-printed packaging

In the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, UK meat exporters will not be entitled to use any abbreviation in the health and identification marks that implies membership of the EU. Even if you don’t export, you will only be able to use the old marks for a limited period of time after we leave the EU, although more clarity on exactly what that means is urgently needed to allow firms to plan packaging re-designs and production runs.

This will mean that some companies will be facing a considerable cost to replace current packaging with stock that bears the new mark. In some cases, manufacturers have several months supply of pre-printed packaging (potentially worth up to £1 million for some companies), which will have to be scrapped. The cost of re-packaging could also weigh heavily on some manufacturers.

FSA is working to ensure that companies will be equipped with new health marks for use after 29 March 2019. Following a short consultation period, we understand that the agency will communicate what changes will need to be made to the marks some time in November 2018.

About BMPA

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is the leading trade association for the meat and meat products industry in the UK.

Topics

Latest

clothing label saying one size fits none

Are we having the right debate about AHDB?

After the recent debacle over the vote on the AHDB...

Three wise monkeys

The government can avoid talking about Brexit but the numbers don’t lie

The first 100 days of 2021 have brought to the...

Lorry heading for a port

New Impact Report reveals the real cost of Brexit to the UK meat industry

As we approach the end of the first quarter of...

Union Jack held together with sticking plasters

A thin deal with the EU will not cover the cracks

Let’s start with the positives. We have a trade deal...

Current shelf life rules potentially haven't kept pace with improvements in meat processing. @campdenbri will investigate if shelf life can be safely extended to reduce the almost £3bn worth of meat that gest wasted every year.
https://bit.ly/3b6XcMS

The EU #livestock sector has made substantial progress in terms of #GHGemissions. We are part of the solution and wish to play our role in further improving the situation, not be blamed for other sectors' wrongdoing #MeatTheFacts @GHGGuru @EU_ENV @EUAgri

On a potential veterinary agreement, Lord Frost's recent comment suggests EU, not UK reluctance????
"The EU has been reluctant to move forward to an equivalence-based agreement, but we remain open to that and hope that it will also be in due course"
https://bit.ly/3b7AnIW