Brussels attacks Liam Fox's 'ignorant' remarks on chlorinated chicken

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EU withering about UK trade secretary’s view on food standards being minor matter in potential trade deal with US after Brexit

Senior EU figures have hit back at Liam Fox’s “ignorant and indigestible” claim that lowering UK food standards to allow the import of chlorinated chicken from the US is an insignificant detail.

European officials warned that Fox has failed to grasp the implications of continuing trade with the EU, should the UK lower its standards compared to the EU, where chlorine-washed chicken is banned.

The EU will eventually need to have checks and controls on goods coming from the UK. We won’t accept a race to the bottom on standards

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