The British banger faces a post-Brexit ban.
UK sausage makers fear they will not be allowed to sell their goods in the EU.
Currently, producers need a certificate to sell animal products – but that doesn’t include “meat preparation” items.
Unless the EU grants a unilateral concession, sausage meat, along with uncooked beef burgers and other products, could be turned back at the border.
Andrew Opie, Director of Food & Sustainability at the British Retail Consortium, said:
“In some cases, such as sausages and fresh beef mince, there are no Export Health Certificate (EHC) categories for the necessary paperwork, this is because the EU does not currently import these goods from outside of the EU/UK.
“When the EU becomes a Third Country on 1st January 2021, suppliers in Great Britain may not be able to transit these goods to NI unless the EU creates the necessary EHC categories.
“That’s why we need a pragmatic deal on border controls in our trade negotiations with the EU, which would apply throughout the UK.”