Committee considers how decisions on food safety risks will be made post-Brexit

04 July 2018

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee holds a roundtable discussion to explore how food safety risk management decisions will be taken when the UK leaves the EU.


Wednesday 4 July in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Sue Davies, Strategic Policy Partner, Which?
  • Heather Hancock DL LVO, Chair, Food Standards Agency
  • Prof Erik Millstone, Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex
  • Helen Munday, Chief Scientific Officer, Food and Drink Federation
  • Tim Smith, independent adviser

Areas of discussion

When issues that might pose a threat to food safety are identified, the decision about what action (if any) to take is currently normally made at an EU level. When the UK leaves the EU, this will no longer be the case. This session will explore:

  • The extent to which food safety risk management is currently undertaken at an EU level, and how that process works.
  • Whether, when the UK leaves the EU, the UK could remain part of that process (if it wanted to).
  • What gaps would be created by us leaving that process, that will need to be filled domestically.

Further information

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