Dover health chiefs are on the brink of major legal action against the government over plans to end checks for potentially dangerous foods at the UK’s most important ferry terminal.

They warn that illegal food could reach the British plate if commercial lorry inspections are moved 22 miles inland.

Officials fear the changes, a consequence of Brexit, smash a hole in the UK’s biosecurity measures.

The government says the new inland facility will ensure biosecurity.

But Dover District Council and its Port Health Authority (DPHA) are urging the government to pause the plans – saying it breaks their legal duties to keep the UK’s food supply safe amid fears the move could increase the risk of diseases.

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