||<p>As part of preparations for leaving the European Union, the Food Standards Agency
(FSA) has taken steps to change the United Kingdom’s health and identification marks
so that products of animal origin can continue to be exported to the EU and non-EU
countries, should the UK leave the EU in a no deal situation.</p><p>FSA operational
staff apply the health mark, sometimes referred to as the health stamp to meat carcases
to indicate that the product has been inspected and passed fit for human consumption.
The FSA has procured and distributed new health marks to all its operational staff
located in England and Wales at an approximate cost of £50,000.</p><p>Further guidance
on the form of the new health and identification mark is publicly available on the
FSA’s website at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/eu-exit-changes-to-health-and-identification-marks"