Whether eating out or at home, everyone should be able to enjoy good quality food that is safe, nutritious and correctly labelled.
The UK has been a global leader on food and animal welfare standards; with a strong focus on consumer safety. Even so, most of us are aware of what happens when the rules which underpin our food system fail; from the 2013 horsemeat scandal, to E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks, and the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria in British meat.
Our research and polling finds overwhelming public support for high food standards, and for the regulations which underpin them. However, UK food standards remain under threat from deregulatory pressures.
Future trade deals have the potential to undermine food standards by permitting the importation of food produced to lower hygiene and quality standards. UK food regulators are under huge pressure as a result of dwindling resources.