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What will Brexit mean for UK food safety policy?

What will Brexit mean for UK food safety policy?
Speaker: Professor Erik Millstone # University of Sussex
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26th Apr 2017 15:30 - 26th Apr 2017 17:00
Conference Room, ECCI, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, EH1 1LZ

Brexit will be hugely disruptive for UK food and agricultural policies, including food safety policy.  No one knows how the upheaval will conclude; not even UK ministers.  This presentation will draw on the experience of the last major watershed in UK food safety policy, namely the BSE crisis, and illustrate the potential impacts of Brexit by drawing on competing models of how scientific and political considerations contribute to food safety policy-making. A range of competing scenarios will be outlined, and the factors influencing the eventual outcome will be explored.  Differences in the approaches of the UK government and the Scottish government will be highlighted.