Food and feed safety and hygiene (FFSH)

Background

 

The UK Government published the Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene provisional framework as a command paper on 27 November 2020.

 

Food and feed safety and hygiene is a largely harmonised area of EU law, covering general food and feed law, food and feed safety and standards, official controls, and public health controls on imported food.

 

The UK and Welsh Governments made a large volume of legislation under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to correct EU law to work in a domestic context after the end of the transition period. This includes transferring functions from EU to UK and devolved bodies. The FSA consulted on its approach to correcting FFSH law between 4 September and 14 October 2018.

 

Evidence gathering

 

The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee considered the FFSH framework at its meeting on 3 December 2020.

 

At its meeting on 1 February 2021, the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee received a technical briefing on the FFSH framework by officials from the FSA.

 

Output

 

On 22 March 2021 the Chair wrote (PDF, 298KB) to the Minister for Health and Social Services to set out the Committee’s conclusions, following its consideration of the Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene provisional Framework Outline Agreement. The Minister for Mental Health, Well-being and the Welsh Language responded (PDF, 268KB) on 24 March 2021.

 

Business type: Common Framework

Status: Complete

First published: 24/02/2021

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