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American chicken is incompatible with European farming

  • 11 Aug 12:12

American chicken is incompatible with European farming Chicken has long been a sticking point in Transatlantic trade negotiations. For 2 decades Europe has banned poultry meat from the US on psytosanitary grounds – American chicken is treated with a mild chlorinated spray to reduce bacteria on its surface. Europe has historically argued that food safety should be a ‘farm to fork’ endeavour, and that simply minimising bacterial load by treating chicken at the slaughterhouse was not acceptable. Undercut by cheap imports Faced with the need to develop new trading partners as Britain leaves the European Union, there are fears that domestic production may be undercut by cheap imports from the States, where. Read more...