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‘Not for EU’ food labelling plans already affecting investment in UK manufacturing


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Plans to introduce ‘not for EU’ labelling on food products across the whole of the UK is already “having an impact on investment”, one expert has warned.

It comes after the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) wrote to cabinet officer minister Steve Baker warning about “our sector’s deep concerns” over the proposals, brought in under post-Brexit rules governing the relationship between Northern Ireland and the trading bloc, as first reported by the Financial Times.

Under the Windsor Framework agreement, since last year meat and dairy products moving from Britain to Northern Ireland must be labelled ‘not for EU’ to prevent them moving into the Republic of Ireland, an EU member country.

But the British government will insist from October 2024 that all meat and dairy goods across the whole UK must carry the labels – with some supermarkets complying even earlier. 

‘Not for EU’ food labelling plans already affecting investment in UK manufacturing (msn.com)

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Resounding silence from the usual suspects as yet more economic damage to the UK is becoming apparent! 

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3 hours ago, pellinore said:

Resounding silence from the usual suspects as yet more economic damage to the UK is becoming apparent! 

I cannot image it being a lot of food items that go from mainland Britain to NI, I would have thought most of it travels the other way.

But we are only talking about a sentence being added to labelling, its hardly going to break the bank. Its just the submission of new artwork to the printing company. £300, spread across thousands of units is insignificant. 

Those who would loose out would be those hoping to sneak food items across and then into Ireland. There is no data on smuggling.

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9 hours ago, pellinore said:

Plans to introduce ‘not for EU’ labelling on food products across the whole of the UK is already “having an impact on investment”, one expert has warned.

It comes after the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) wrote to cabinet officer minister Steve Baker warning about “our sector’s deep concerns” over the proposals, brought in under post-Brexit rules governing the relationship between Northern Ireland and the trading bloc, as first reported by the Financial Times.

Under the Windsor Framework agreement, since last year meat and dairy products moving from Britain to Northern Ireland must be labelled ‘not for EU’ to prevent them moving into the Republic of Ireland, an EU member country.

But the British government will insist from October 2024 that all meat and dairy goods across the whole UK must carry the labels – with some supermarkets complying even earlier. 

‘Not for EU’ food labelling plans already affecting investment in UK manufacturing (msn.com)

 

Resounding silence from the usual suspects as yet more economic damage to the UK is becoming apparent!

According to a report published by that exact same 'Food and Drink Federation' ('FDF') in September 2023, food and drink achieved record export figures for the first half of 2023.... and here's the best bit... are you ready for this pellinore, because this is absolutely brilliant?

Wait for it.... Oooh this is so good.

Drumroll please....

Food and drink achieved record export figures for the first half of 2023 ..... driven by growing EU demand.

Yep, you read that right pellinore. The reason for food and drink achieving record export figures for the first half of 2023 is because it was driven by growing EU demand. Ooops. 🤦

Resounding silence from the usual suspects as yet more economic benefits to the UK are becoming apparent.!! 🤔👇👇👇👇

https://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf/news-media/press-releases/2023-press-releases/record-uk-food-and-drink-exports-driven-by-growing-eu-demand/

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8 hours ago, Destination Unknown said:

According to a report published by that exact same 'Food and Drink Federation' ('FDF') in September 2023, food and drink achieved record export figures for the first half of 2023 driven by growing EU demand.

Yep, you read that right pellinore. The reason for food and drink achieving record export figures for the first half of 2023 is because it was driven by growing EU demand. Ooops. 🤦

As usual, Destination Unknown cherry picks and spins the evidence to promote his own deluded Brexit agenda. That 5 month old report does say what you say it does, but taken in isolation (as you present it) it is misleading. The record export figures for the first half of 2023 relate to the monetary value of those exports, the 4% increase being due solely to inflation so it is of no benefit to UK producers whose rise in cost of living offset it. The same report you quote so theatrically goes on to say that the volume of exports has declined. The UK is exporting less to the EU than it did before. Here are the figures provided by the report you reference:-

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Clearly, the volumes of your top ten exports are down quite considerably in everything but 'Milk & Cream' and possibly 'Soft Drinks'. If it was not for Ireland it looks like you would be in worse trouble. Now look what the same report says about your imports:

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 Despite a significant decline in the volume of many imports, look at the increase in their costs. So much for Global Britain and Brexit delivering cheap food to the UK consumer. And that 9.6% increase in the UK's cheese imports is entirely down to Ireland. It appears that you cannot get enough of Irish cheese.

8 hours ago, Destination Unknown said:

Resounding silence from the usual suspects as yet more economic benefits to the UK are becoming apparent.!! 🤔👇👇👇👇

Stop deluding yourself and spare us all the histrionics.

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