September 20, 2018 / 8:08 AM / in 10 months

Liam Fox planning to scrap EU food standards - Business Insider

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox arrives in Downing Street, London, September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

(Reuters) - British trade minister Liam Fox is planning to scrap European food standards in order to pave the way for a trade deal with the United States after Brexit, Business Insider reported on Thursday.

Fox wants to alter food standards through the trade bill, Business Insider reported, citing sources

In a statement to Business Insider, a British government spokesperson denied that the bill would be used to lower standards.

Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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