Truss puts British lamb back on the menu in the USA

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British lamb is back on American menus for the first time in 25 years after Foreign Secretary Liz Truss appealed to the White House to lift the US ban.

The US banned British lamb in 1989 over the mad cow disease panic. However, before leaving for the US the new Foreign Secretary vowed to push for the ban to be lifted saying:

“I’ll be pushing British interests hard to get this decades-old ban lifted.

“There’s a huge untapped opportunity with the US market. Scrapping this ban would support vital jobs and growth in our rural communities and allow our friends and allies in the US to have a taste of the world-class lamb our farmers produce.”

This afternoon Ms Truss broke the news on Twitter saying she has secured the deal:

“Excellent that we have secured the lifting of the decades long ban on British lamb to the US.

The US is the 2nd largest importer of lamb in the world.

This will bring new opportunities for our farmers and rural communities across.”

More to follow in due course.

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