UK vows to uphold its food standards in US trade talks

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Source: 
The Dairy Site

On 30 June, the UK government said it would not compromise on environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards in talks with the United States as the parties negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal.

Reuters reports that critics of the negotiations continue to sound the alarm over the potential of US goods flooding UK markets. The chief concern is that certain food exports from the US, like chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef, are prohibited in the UK under the current trade regime.

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