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UK should enshrine food standards in law, opposition leader says

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FILE PHOTO: Labour Party online conference
FILE PHOTO: Labour Party online conference

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should protect its food standards in law to help its own producers and prevent poor quality goods from entering the country via new trade deals after Brexit, opposition leader Keir Starmer said on Thursday.

"Enshrine this in law, protect our food standards as they are, that's what farmers want and what the vast majority of people want," he told reporters. "There's a real opportunity next week when legislation comes before parliament.

"We've got high standards for food in Britain, that is a good thing. Nothing is guaranteed and the only way this can be done is to have those standards protected in law."

(Reporting by Kate Holton and Paul Sandle; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)