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Brexit: Liam Fox ‘planning to scrap EU food standards’

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According to media sources, trade secretary Liam Fox is looking to scrap European food standards in the upcoming Trade Bill, in order to secure a trade deal with the US after Brexit.

Theresa May’s government has insisted that they will not water down EU regulations, which currently prohibit the sale of products such as chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef in Britain. However, in order to sign a free trade agreement with the US, the UK would probably need to abandon the EU food standards.

In a statement to Business Insider, a British government spokesperson has denied that the bill would be used to lower standards.




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