NEW Brexit inspections go into effect Monday, raising fears of food shortages after photographs of empty shop shelves surfaced earlier this year.
Importers of products from the EU must file customs declarations starting January 1. Imports from Ireland will be exempt, but importers must notify the government of any animals, food, or plant products entering the country, causing alarm among smaller enterprises. New rules of origin will also be enforced, requiring British exporters to verify their goods qualifies for tariff exemption.
"While the new UK laws will be introduced in stages, we are worried that not enough planning has been done to ensure the new criteria are understood by everyone in the food supply chain," said British Frozen Food Federation CEO Richard Harrow.