Which? comments on the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics report on trade deals

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

“The majority of consumers are uncomfortable eating farm animals given growth-promoting antibiotics or hormones, and with these practises currently banned in the UK, the government must ensure standards are not undermined in trade negotiations with countries that excessively misuse these methods.

“Public support is vital for trade deals so it is crucial their expectations and views on food standards are central to negotiations.

“It is important that their interests are represented in the body tasked with analysing post-Brexit trade deals and for urgent changes to be made to the membership of the Trade and Agriculture Commission to ensure it has consumer representation.”

Notes to editor:

Farm antibiotics and trade deals – could UK standards be undermined?