YouGov: Just a quarter of Brits trust food from America

British shoppers trust food from the EU more than Australian or US imports, a poll has revealed.

It comes after the government agreed a series of trade deals following the UK’s exit from the trade bloc.

According to YouGov and Red Tractor, just 25 per cent of customers trust the “overly processed” food from America.

At the other end of the scale, 84 per cent trust British food, citing its high standards and regulations.

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Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands are also highly-regarded.

However, Commonwealth countries including Australia and Canada lag behind, while a mere 11 per cent trust food from China.

Distrust of US imports became clear in 2017, a year after the Brexit referendum, with a public outcry over the possibility of supermarkets stocking chlorinated chicken.

Ministers eventually said they would ban the product in November last year.

A similar row flared up when the UK and Australia signed a trade deal in June.

Farmers claimed it could mean shelves being flooded with food full of hormones, pesticides, and feed additives.

“I cannot state the damage that I feel it would do,” National Farmers Union president Minette Batters said in May.

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