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Brexit: Guide to changes to nutrition legislation if there’s no EU Exit deal

9 April 2018

Information for food business operators about practical changes that will be made to nutrition legislation if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

In the event of a no deal exit, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 will retain EU Regulations and tertiary legislation relating to nutrition from exit day, as UK law and that retained EU legislation will be subsequently amended by the Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The government have published guidance that sets out the practical effect of the changes to the legislation for industry.

The guidance covers:

  • nutrition and health claims 
  • vitamins, minerals and other substances
  • foods for specific groups 
  • food supplements 

Download The Nutrition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019: Practical Changes for Industry (PDF, 230KB).

More information 
Visit Prepare for EU Exit to find more guidance on policy changes relevant to your sector and sign up for updates.

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