Food: UK Trade with EU

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 27 February 2024.

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Photo of Tom Hunt Tom Hunt Conservative, Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of pausing proposals reclassifying (a) fruits and (b) root vegetables from the EU as medium risk on (i) retailers and (ii) consumers.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra is not reclassifying fruit and vegetables. A temporary easement has been put in place for fruit and vegetables imported to GB.

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