Food and farming


  1. Get help and support for your business

    Get business support and advice over the phone and online - setting up and running a business

  2. Food business registration

    You must register with the council to run a food business - fines, penalties

  3. Make or update a rural payments claim

    Update your details with the Rural Payments Agency to keep claiming payments for your farm land

  4. Food labelling and packaging

    Food and drink labelling and packaging regulations - what you must show, warnings, health and organic labels and packaging standards

  5. Food safety - your responsibilities

    The food safety and hygiene regulations you must follow - the law, regulations

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Personal food, plant and animal product imports
  2. BPS 2018
  3. Food labelling: giving food information to consumers
  4. Countryside Productivity Scheme
  5. Register land you use to keep livestock
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News and communications

  1. David Rutley tours UK food and drink industry
  2. RPA confirms BPS 2018 entitlement and greening rates
  3. Agriculture Bill: letter to Scottish Government
  4. Fair funding for farmers across all parts of the UK
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Research and statistics

  1. Commodity prices
  2. Food statistics pocketbook
  3. Scientific papers published by APHA
  4. Quota use statistics
  5. Latest cattle, sheep and pig slaughter statistics
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Changing carcase classification and price reporting in abattoirs in England
  2. Food labelling: amending laws
  3. Bovine TB: Extending the use of Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) to perform skin tests on cattle in England
  4. A strategy for achieving Bovine Tuberculosis Free Status for England: 2018 review
  5. Animal health and welfare framework (2018)
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Bovine TB: compensation value tables
  2. APHA regulatory and compliance policy
  3. Fish Health Inspectorate: Reports 2017
  4. AHWBE: register of interests
  5. FOI/EIR responses published by APHA: February 2018
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