700,000 contaminated eggs have been imported into British supermarkets from the EU.
Adsa, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Morrisons are recalling the Dutch and Belgian eggs after it emerged they came into contact with the pesticide Fipronil.
Now some are hoping this acts as a wake up call to big name supermarkets to buy British after Brexit as Britain will be in total control of the standards it sets for its food produce.
Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsbury's… all using these eggs from the EU…The Dutch pride themselves on being more…
Manor Estates Groundcare, based in High Wycombe, uploaded a Facebook post saying: “I’m hoping this may teach our Supermarkets to buy British produce and Brexit may give them even more incentive.
“Cheap European equivalents are cheap for a reason. Either they are more intensively farmed, use cheaper labour, or have subsidies applied that the British don’t. Buy British and if possible buy local.”
Brexit is a great opportunity to reinvigorate the UK agricultural sector. If supermarkets buy British it put money back into the hands of UK farmers and boost the British economy in a big way.