Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene (FFSH) framework
The primary focus of the FFSH Framework is to set out how the four UK countries will work together to develop UK FFSH policy in areas previously harmonised at EU level.
The FFSH Framework will apply to retained EU food and feed safety and hygiene legislation.
It has been agreed that the following areas should be in-scope of the FFSH Framework:
- General Food and Feed Law and Hygiene;
- Food and Feed Safety Standards;
- Official Controls for Food and Feed; and
- Public Health Controls on Imported Food and Feed.
The framework was discussed in session 5 by the Health and Sport Committee.
The framework is still considered provisional. It has been approved by the UK Government and devolved administration JMC(EN) and Portfolio Ministers. It is undergoing final parliamentary scrutiny and development prior to final Ministerial clearance.