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CESA warns of complex issues as EU reports on product legislation post-Brexit

31 January 2018

Association works to mitigate worst implications; members can hear latest analysis at Technical Forum on February 22 The EU Commission has issued a document detailing the impact of Brexit on manufacturers, suppliers and importers operating in the UK, in terms of product legislation.  “It doesn’t make easy reading,” says CESA director Keith Warren.  The Association is holding a series of meetings with relevant bodies to map out the implications for its members and look for ways to mitigate them.

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Gentle at the helm of CESA’s food machinery safety standards committee

10 January 2018

Vital European standards work will not be affected by Brexit Andy Gentle, who is Works Director at Hobart Manufacturing UK, has been appointed Chair of CESA’s BSI/MCE 3/5 committee – which, despite its cryptic name, does vital work in food machinery safety. The UK has been helping to write the European safety standards for food processing machines, such BS EN 453 on dough mixers, since 1989. The work is done through the BSI Standards committee BSI/MCE 3/5, which CESA helps...

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Brexit starting to bite, says CESA

30 June 2017

Latest Brexit Watch figures make ‘difficult reading’ Brexit is really starting to hurt, according to CESA.  The latest Brexit Watch, produced by EURIS, (European Union Relationship and Industrial Strategy), of which CESA is a founder member, makes difficult reading. “The indicators we look at are, for the most part, disappointing,” says Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA.  “The stats underline the need for a Brexit that gives our industries what they want – especially access to the single market and access...

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CESA sees positives in election confusion

9 June 2017

No hard Brexit is good news for the whole foodservice industry The biggest concern in the catering equipment industry is uncertainty, according to CESA’s Business Barometer surveys, and the election result would appear to have made the situation worse.  However, CESA says there may be real positives in the result. “One thing that is crystal clear is that there is no mandate for a hard Brexit,” says Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA.  “In our discussions with the May government we’ve...

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Brexit: UK catering equipment industry sees some positives amidst the fears:

29 March 2017

CESA’s Business Barometer underlines worries – but provides a powerful tool for the Association’s negotiations with government Just how concerned the UK catering equipment industry is about Brexit is highlighted in the latest CESA Business Barometer.  However, there are positives, especially in terms of trading, with many companies reporting continuing growth in sales, despite the uncertainties. The Barometer is a quarterly survey of CESA members, aiming to find out the key issues affecting their businesses, their perceptions about the future,...

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