AB Foods Says 'Unbelievable' That Hard Brexit Is On The Table

By Donna Ahern
AB Foods Says 'Unbelievable' That Hard Brexit Is On The Table

It is 'unbelievable' that the British government is contemplating leaving the European Union next month without a deal to smooth its exit, the finance chief of Associated British Foods, one of Britain's biggest food producers, said.

"For it even to be contemplated - a hard Brexit where you've got no arrangement with your major trading partners and when we're so reliant on them for the food supply chain - I find it unbelievable," John Bason told Reuters after a trading update on Monday.

"The consequences of getting this wrong for people are major and I want people to understand that," he said, adding a hard Brexit would be 'irresponsible'.

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