Food agencies in Great Britain are looking at changing the rate of checks on certain products being imported into the region.

Separate comment periods have been launched by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for England and Wales, to cover high risk food and feed of non-animal origin.

Before the United Kingdom left the European Union, routine updates to EU imported food legislation, made by the European Commission, applied in the UK. The latest decisions on EU control rates can be found in this earlier article.

Authorities in Great Britain are now responsible for reviewing and amending the legislation. Ministers will make risk management decisions based on the FSA and FSS recommendations. Changes will not apply in Northern Ireland because of the Northern Ireland protocol.