Brexit: poultry industry says accommodating US trade demands could create two-tier food system
BPC, the trade association representing the nation’s £7.2billion poultry industry, is determined to carry on putting food on every table and ensuring British food grown to British standards remains accessible and affordable for all.
BPC Chief Executive, Richard Griffiths, said:
“It is vital that trade deals post-Brexit recognise the high standards to which Britain produces food. British farmers have worked incredibly hard to build a food system that enhances British food values and ensures high standards of production from farm to fork.
"We simply cannot afford to compromise on our high standards of animal welfare and food safety and accept trade products that do not meet our current standards. If food produced to lower standards is allowed to enter the British market, it will create a dangerous two-tier food system, in which only the affluent can afford to eat British food grown to British standards. This is unacceptable."