Dr David Jukes, The University of Reading, UK

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Food Law News - UK - 2020

FSA Board Paper (FSA 20-09-04), 3 September 2020

BREXIT / ADMINSTRATION – Board Paper: Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene Common Framework Update

The FSA has published a paper for discussion at the Board Meeting on 16 September 2020.

FSA Board Paper: Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene Common Framework Update

A copy of this paper is available on this site (click on image).

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The following is the Summary from the start of the Paper:


1.1 The common frameworks programme is a joint initiative between the UK Government (UKG) and Devolved Administrations (DAs). The aim of the programme is to develop enduring post-transition period agreements on how the four countries of the UK will work together within devolved policy areas where EU law previously created consistent approaches. The common framework agreements will set out working practices at the official level and the Ministerial level.

1.2 The food and feed safety and hygiene (FFSH) framework proposals have been jointly developed by officials from the four countries of the UK. The FFSH framework is intended to be agreed and signed up to by Ministers by the end of the transition period (31st December 2020). Before the FFSH framework can be implemented, a review and agreement process to ensure adequate scrutiny and to formally agree to the proposals is required. This process involves a number of steps, including FSA and FSS board discussions and agreement to proposals; scrutiny by parliamentary health committees and, subsequently, provisional endorsement of the proposals by JMC(EN) members. For more information on the framework agreement process, see Annex B.

1.3 This paper will:

1.4 The board will be asked to:

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