Industry groups in the USA have been answering to the United State government with their demand lists for a post-Brexit US-UK trade deal. The repeating theme is for the UK to shift from EU food qualities and be more flexible on regulations on imported food. These comprise the United State meat industry wish the UK to receive pork and beef that have been nourished growth promoting hormones that are banned by the EU government.
Banned insecticides permitted the United States meat industry is calling on the management to instruct that the UK should import chicken that have been washed in chlorine and pork and beef cuts that have been washed in lactic acid.
Presently only uncut beef corpses washed in lactic acid are allowed into the EU. Medicine manufacturers and farming groups wish to see rules over inherently modified crops transformed and those for fish, meat, and dairy frozen with antibiotics treatment. They also wish to see crops formed using herbicides and pesticides banned in the EU being permitted into the UK and for extreme residue limitations for herbicides and pesticides to be modified. Customers want standards preserved Customer research carried out by which? Demonstrates that people do not want such foods and 90% of customers consider it is important that UK food principles are maintained after Brexit deal.
Other demands from US business industry include restrictive geographical labelling regulations to enable United States manufacturers to use EU sheltered terms on their goods such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Blue Stilton, and Prosecco.
Sue Davies, Strategic policy partner reported, “Research says that consumers expect high quality standards to be maintained after Brexit deal and that consumer would be uncomfortable with few practices that are allowed in the US, but not in the UK at the instant.
“The United State food safety and standards organization is weaker than the United Kingdom system and delivers a poorer level of user protection. ‘One in six Americans are projected to suffer from the foodborne disease each year. There must not be any comforting of food standards – whether for locally formed food or for imported food and we should instead be looking at a number of opportunities to improve standards.’ We want to confirm that the management puts you first in its Brexit plans, defending your consumer rights and providing you with the highest access to affordable and better quality goods. We can support the government to achieve this, but we also required your support”, He said.