Qual­ity of foods un­der threat

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir,– Cur­rently the qual­ity and safety of our foods is pro­tected by stan­dards that were in­tro­duced by the Euro­pean Union.

Un­less Scot­land be­comes in­de­pen­dent be­fore Brexit and re­mains in the EU, we will lose this pro­tec­tion for our food.

Af­ter Brexit, if we stay in the UK, there will be no guar­an­tee that pro­tec­tion for food qual­ity will re­main.

Pro­duc­ers will once again have a free hand to in­clude all kinds of “ar­ti­fi­cial colours”, un­spec­i­fied “preser­va­tives” and “E num­bers” with­out any obli­ga­tion to de­tail on th­ese foods’ la­bels.

Su­san Swain. Tyme Cot­tage, In­ner­wick, Dunbar.

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