UK upgrades animal health, food safety rules

UK upgrades animal health, food safety rules

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From December 13, businesses in the UK will have to comply with new EU regulations on animal and plant diseases, as well as food safety.

Regardless of the outcome of the general election being held this week — and the outcome of the country’s departure from the EU (Brexit) — businesses in the United Kingdom (U.K.) will have to comply with updated regulations on animal diseases and plant pests. These will come into effect from 11 p.m. on December 13, according to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).