Sue Davies, Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy at Which?, said:
“It is astonishing that instead of improved food safety and health, chemical washing techniques for chicken and hormone-treated beef are still being left on the negotiating table when the debate has to be firmly focused on the food standards consumers want.
“We know consumers value the UK’s high food standards, so the government must legislate to ensure current high principles are preserved and reinforced in future trade deals – not jeopardised by imports produced to a lower standard.”
Notes to editors:
- Which?’s Brexit Consumer Tracker found:
More than nine in 10 (93%) of people think it is important to maintain food standards after Brexit.
Nearly three quarters (72%) think food from countries with lower standards should not be available. Link here: https://www.which.co.uk/policy/eu-exit/3356/brexitnodeal ;