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EU Council prepares draft guidelines for Brexit 'Phase 2' negotiations

Acknowledging that sufficient progress has been made on the first phase of Brexit talks, the EU Council has prepared a set of draft guidelines to be adopted at the next Council meeting, next Friday (December 15). 

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Industry welcomes breakthrough in Brexit negotiations

The UK food industry has welcomed the agreement reached by UK and EU teams negotiating on Brexit which will effectively allow talks to progress to trade issues.

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Brexit is opportunity to create joined-up food and farming policies, MPs hear

The UK will be able to redesign food and farming policies so that they no longer tackle the issues of agriculture, obesity and the environment separately, but rather in a single approach, MPs on the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee heard.

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Europe’s food industry demands “practical, creative” solutions to avoid Brexit cliff edge

Europe's food and drink industry has again relayed its' concern that the industry is facing a "cliff edge" when the UK leaves the European Union which will throw business into confusion. The industry association, FoodDrinkEurope, urged Brexit negotiators to come up with "practical and creative" solutions to avoid sudden disruption in trade when the UK departs the bloc.
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UK to lose "mad cow disease" laboratory post Brexit

The EU’s Reference Laboratory for ‘mad cow disease’ and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) is to be moved out of the UK after Brexit, following a vote last month in Brussels.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Defra secretary unveils plans for 'streamlined' UK farm support

The UK’s environment secretary has outlined plans for a more simplified approach to farmer support, and suggested that a post-Brexit agriculture policy will be more oriented towards achieving environmental goals than the current Common Agricultural Policy. 

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Hard Brexit will hurt UK dairy farmers and consumers

A hard Brexit would have dire consequences for UK dairy farmers and increase prices for British consumers, a representative of the international dairy cooperative Arla Foods warned ENVI MEPs today. 

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'Hard' Brexit to have bigger impact on EU meat sector than Russian embargo

A ‘hard’ Brexit will devastate trade between the EU and the UK, causing sharp falls in prices and tens of thousands of job losses, according to a stark new report by European meat industry body, the UECBV.

European Agricultural Policy Brexit

UK cheap food policy, lower standards would require hard border with Ireland - Parliament study

A UK cheap food policy following Brexit, or lowered sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS), would be incompatible with an ‘invisible’ border between the two parts of Ireland, a new report has found. 
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