Which? comments as Sir Keir Starmer backs calls for law protecting food standards

Sue Davies, Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy at Which?, said:

“British people are overwhelmingly in favour of maintaining our existing food standards as we negotiate trade deals with other countries. It is therefore worrying that the government has failed to put its commitment to uphold food standards in the Agriculture Bill.

“We know consumers do not want to see food produced to inferior standards on the supermarket shelves or on the menu in our schools and hospitals – so MPs must vote in favour of the amendments to the Agriculture Bill that ensure we push for a race to the top on food standards in future trade deals.”

Notes to editor

New Which? research found consumers are concerned the government has not ruled out lifting the ban on chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef