Coeliac Disease: Food

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made on the effect on the supply chains of coeliac produce of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

The UK has a high degree of food security, built on access to a range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from other countries. This will continue to be the case whether we leave the EU with or without a deal.

Our Food Security and Resilience team have been meeting weekly with industry and retailers to make sure we are prepared for all scenarios. The Government has well established ways of working with the food industry to minimise potential disruption and we are using these to support contingency planning.

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