Food Industry standards

Food produced in the UK is made under strict practices, however, food produced abroad and imported is not necessarily manufactured and packaged under the same stringent conditions. The WFA aims to champion best practice across the industry and campaign actively to ensure imported world food products are compliant with UK law and standards from quality and production to packaging and labelling, to ensure UK consumers can buy with complete confidence. Our aim is to give our members the tools and advice to navigate UK-specific legislation and encourage best practice across the board.


Source: Food Standards Agency
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) is a system that helps food business operators look at how they handle food and introduces procedures to make sure the food produced is safe to eat.

BRC Global Standards

Source: British Retail Consortium
BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies.

Imported Food and Enforcement

Source: Foods Standards Agency
Local authorities and port health authorities are responsible for the enforcement of food safety and food standard controls on food products.

Classifying Rice

Source: HMRC
Description: How to classify rice and related products for direct human consumption, presented in packaged form or loose.

Importing Common Agricultural Policy goods

Source: HMRC
How to import food and agriculture products covered by CAP from outside the EU: import licences, duty, import quotas and relief from CAP charges.

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