Liam Fox is ‘open’ to allowing imports to Britain of American chlorine chicken as the price of a free trade agreement with the US, it has been reported today.
Commenting, Ben Bradshaw MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“The Government is putting the Fox in charge of the hen coop when it comes to food safety.
“This row about chlorine chicken is a direct result of the Government’s decision to leave the Single Market. They are so desperate for new trade deals to make up for some of the losses that they seem ready to compromise on the safety of the food we eat.
“The Government must not water down rules that protect consumers, and neither should they follow any policy that undermines our own farmers. If they want to boost our economy, they should do so by keeping Britain in the Single Market, rather than selling ourselves short in desperation for new trade deals.”