Consultation on the abolition of Food from Britain

Closed 31 Oct 2013

Opened 19 Sep 2013


Food from Britain (FFB) was a Defra sponsored Non-Departmental Public Body which promoted UK food exports between 1983 and 2009.  Although FFB closed its operations in March 2009 and no longer functions as a public body, the legislation which established FFB is still in place.  The government proposes to repeal this legislation, thereby enabling FFB to be formally dissolved in law.


Why your views matter

The Government is proposing to abolish Food from Britain by means of an Order under the Public Bodies Act 2011. This requires that there should be public consultation before an Order to abolish a public body can be laid before Parliament.

What happens next

We will summarise all responses and place this summary on our website at  This summary will include a list of names of organisations that responded but not people’s personal names, addresses or other contact details.   All responses, including those which propose an alternative to the Government’s preferred option, will be given due consideration before any action is taken.


  • Food Business Operators
  • Food Industry
  • Farmers
  • Fishermen
  • SME businesses
  • Horticulture Industry
  • Shellfish Cultivators


  • Food standards
  • Egg industry
  • Poultry industry
  • Dairy industry
  • Wine industry
  • Protected food names
  • Food imports
  • Food and drink exports
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Poultry
  • Sheep and goats
  • Animal welfare
  • Growing and crops
  • Marine fisheries
  • Shellfish
  • Sheep, goat and deer production/marketing