Brexit Bite: What Food Businesses Need to Know

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has a new series of free online Brexit webinars to help you get your food business Brexit ready.

Brexit means change. From the 1st January 2021, the requirements for trading food with Great Britain will be different. Irish food businesses that currently buy food from Great Britain and place it on the Irish market will become importers.

Brexit - Change Is Coming


To continue trading with Great Britain, your food business will need to comply with the requirements for importing food and placing it on the Irish market. You need to know what this means and make sure you are ready.

In this short Brexit Bite, Deirdre O’Brien from the Environmental Health Service of the Health Service Executive will give a brief overview of the requirements for importing foods of non-animal origin and food contact materials into Ireland from Great Britain from 1 January 2021.

This event takes place on 4th November 2020, from 10.00am – 10.45am. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation. Attendance is free but places are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.




Next month, Local Enterprise Office Donegal will host a workshop, “Prepare Your Business for Customs.”

Learn how export and import customs will impact trade with the UK as a ‘Third Country’, how tariffs work and the need to correctly classify your goods.

Prepare For Brexit

This workshop will help you to brainstorm the urgent tasks and applications needed to mitigate costly delays and penalties. Due to demand, our October session has already booked out, but you can book your spot for November.


Getting Ireland BREXIT Ready