British Poultry Council chief executive, Richard Griffiths, was invited to submit evidence in the International Trade Select Committee’s inquiry into the UK-EU trading relationship.
Griffiths offered insight into the trade barriers faced by industry since Britain’s departure from the EU single market and customs union, and the ways Government could support food producers to minimise impact on the supply chain and businesses.
“Trade policy has to support domestic food production,” he told the committee. “If we can leverage where we are now into a roadmap for feeding everyone – and feeding everyone well – in the UK, then that is a road we should try to explore. We aren’t going to change where we are, but we can use it to some advantage for UK food production, and the result of that, which is feeding the UK.”