Which? responds as Agriculture Bill amendment to protect food standards is overturned in the Commons

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

“This is a disappointing setback and the government’s decision to reject this amendment to the Agriculture Bill will be a cause of concern for the British people who are overwhelmingly in favour of maintaining our existing food standards.

“The government has repeatedly committed to protecting food standards, however without cast-iron legislation these standards remain at risk of being undermined by future food imports and post-Brexit trade deals.

“It is essential that the government respects the views of the public and does not make any attempt to change laws to allow products that are currently banned into this country.”