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Will British Organic Cheese Still Be Organic After Brexit?

Published on Mar 9 2018 8:00 AM in Supply Chain tagged: Trending Posts / Organic / Brexit / UK Trade / Paywall

Will British Organic Cheese Still Be Organic After Brexit?

The extra-mature organic cheddar that Wyke Farms is putting down to age in its storehouse will be ready to eat in the post-Brexit world. The question is, who will buy it?

The cheese is made with organic milk from cows that graze on the lush hills of Somerset, free of genetically-modified food and routine treatments with antibiotics. It’s unclear whether these organic standards will still be recognised by the European Union and even the US once Britain leaves the trade bloc.

“Will we be able to sell that in the US as organic?” said Nicholas Saphir, chairman of the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative, which provides milk to Wyke Farms. “That is the big question.”

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