Hormone treated beef
There has been widespread coverage following the publication of a report by the Food Research Collaboration on food safety standards after Brexit, warning unlabeled hormone-boosted meat could enter the UK’s food chain while it is still illegal in the EU.
The report warns food safety standards should not be used as a “bargaining chip” as part of any future trade deal, for the government to ensure food standards remain aligned with current with the EU, or that higher standards should be adopted.
A Government spokesperson said:
The Environment Secretary has been absolutely clear that we will not water down our high food safety and animal welfare standards as a result of any future free trade agreements.
Artificial growth hormones are banned in both domestic production and imported meats. This will remain the case when we leave the European Union.