Today is World Food Safety Day, and with trade negotiations with the US at a crucial stage.
In the US, a lack of effective animal welfare and food safety laws result in shockingly high rates of food-borne illness.
From the Daily Mail: “
Britain has some of the world’s best food safety regulations. But it’s important to remember that when it comes to food scares and crises – from salmonella in eggs to listeria in cheese – we have had a chequered past.
“It took an extraordinary national effort to reach the enviable position we now hold, with laws protecting the consumer, the farmer and our animals. We must not betray them now.”
50 million Americans get sick from their food every year.