Marketing standards - Brexit Q&A

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Post Brexit can Products of Animal Origin (POAO) coming from Northern Ireland be labelled as Irish?

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is the central competent authority on food labelling in Northern Ireland and country of origin labelling, with the exception of beef labelling. In expectation of the imminent ratification of the UK/ EU Withdrawal Agreement (and the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol, which is an integral part of the Withdrawal Agreement), the current rules on origin labelling will continue to apply to UK products until 11.00 pm on 31 December 2020. After that, the terms of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol will apply to labelling of POAO from Northern Ireland. The Department is liaising with colleagues within the FSANI and UK Government to establish the implications of the IE/NI Protocol for COOL of POAO from Northern Ireland placed on the UK and EU markets. We aim to publish guidance on this as soon as the position is clearer. In the meantime, you may also wish to direct any further queries on labelling to the Food Standards Agency NI.

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