The new regulation “The Food Regulations 2021” has been in force since 17 June, only in England for now. It amends the previous “Bread and Flour Regulations 1998” concerning the food composition.
After the Brexit, the new regulation also removes some exemptions and sets the dates for the transitional period applicable to the changes. Most importantly, from 1 October 2021, bread and flour imported into the UK from any third country will have to comply with the rules in the 1998 Regulations. This means that the flour must be fortified with calcium, iron, thiamine and niacin in the minimum required quantities, while only permitted ingredients may be used or added where necessary and within a certain quantity. Unfortified flour may still be imported into the Uk as long as it is only used in the production of products intended for export.