Today an increasing amount of the legislation which directly or indirectly affects the flour milling industry emanates from the European Union. nabim therefore closely monitors developments at the EU level in order to be able to provide EU and UK policy makers with appropriate advice early in the legislative process. This helps to ensure that any subsequent legal requirements are valid, achievable and enforceable. nabim also advises its members on new legislation likely to have an impact on the UK flour milling industry.

Apart from agricultural policy and contaminants legislation (dealt with in the Wheat section of this website) and environmental matters (addressed under the Technical heading), the main areas of concern are regulations on additives, the composition of bread and flour, hygiene, labelling and weights and measures.