UK proposes new food checks in the Irish Sea from October

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The UK is planning to introduce phased border checks on food products in the Irish Sea from October this year.

The details of the new system are contained in a Northern Ireland Protocol roadmap and will be phased in over four stages from October, according to the BBC. 

The document states that the first phase will cover fresh meat products being moved from the rest of the UK and Northern Ireland, with the second phase coming in at the end of January 2022 covering dairy products, plants and wine.

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