Caroline Normand, Which? Director of Advocacy, said:
“British consumers expect their food to meet the best possible safety standards. However, it’s clear our enforcement regime is currently under massive strain, and could be under even greater pressure if the responsibilities of local authorities are stretched further by Brexit.
“As we prepare to leave the EU, effective food enforcement must be a top priority for the government. Working with regulators, it must ensure that a robust, independent system is in place so that people can trust that the food they’re eating is safe.”