This briefing paper from the UK’s Food Research Collaboration argues that accepting United States food safety and animal welfare standards as part of a post-Brexit trade deal would imply “significant risks to public health and a radical decline in food quality standards which would be unprecedented and unacceptable in the UK”.
The report recommends that the UK government should make firm commitments that UK food standards will not be lowered as part of trade deals.
See other Brexit content in the FCRN’s research library here:
- Food, no-deal and the Irish border
- Brexit and ‘Grow It Yourself’
- Brexit and pesticides: UK food and agriculture at a crossroads
- Local Authorities advised to prepare food Brexit plans
- A better Brexit for farm animals
- Hormone-treated beef: Should Britain accept it after Brexit?
- Brexit No Deal technical notices
- Feeding Britain: food security after Brexit
- Brexit business forum