The UK's Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, has responded to concerns expressed by the Sustain alliance, relating to US food standards such as chlorine-dipped chicken, hormone-reared beef, food irradiation and high fructose corn syrup in processed foods. Read our alliance letter, and Dr Liam Fox's response here.
Alliance members wrote to Liam Fox and Brexit Secretary David Davis, urging them to uphold high food standards in the UK's new Trade Bill and the EU Withdrawal (Repeal) Bill, and expressing alarm at Liam Fox's apparent dismisall of concerns about chlorine-dipped chicken as a 'detail' of new trade deals with the US.
Read the text of the original letter, and the list of 28 signatories, from across the range of issues represented by the Sustain alliance. Dr Liam Fox's response is reproduce in full below.
21st November, 2017
Brexit: We stand at a cross-roads. When the UK leaves the European Union, will our leaders uphold good standards for our food, farming, fishing and trade deals? And will they agree a sensible deal with the EU? We need to make sure that they do!
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