Liam Fox, the Secretary of State for International Trade, has said that the UK could allow the import of chlorinated chicken following Brexit. The meat is currently banned in the EU, but could form part of the UK-US trade negotiations.
The Daily Telegraph reported that the Cabinet had split on the decision, with Michael Gove opposing the proposed changes.
The Prime Minister’s spokesman said:
“Our position when it comes to food is that maintaining the safety and public confidence in the food we eat is of the highest priority. Any future trade deal must work for UK farmers, businesses and consumers”.