Robert Wooden ‘Woody’ Johnson, The US ambassador to Britain, has re-lit the talk surrounding the chance and implications of US chlorinated hen hitting the UK market post-Brexit. In an article for The Telegraph newspaper final week, he claimed that the chlorination course of used didn’t differ from that utilized by European farmers to deal with fruit and greens. “Inflammatory and deceptive phrases like ‘chlorinated hen’ and ‘hormone beef’ are deployed to forged American farming within the worst attainable mild…It’s time the myths are known as out for what they are surely. A smear marketing campaign from individuals with their very own protectionist agenda.”As BBC on-line explains, “Washing hen in chlorine and different disinfectants to take away dangerous micro organism was a follow banned by the European Union (EU) in 1997 over meals security considerations. The ban has stopped just about all imports of US hen meat which is usually handled by this course of. It’s not consuming chlorine itself that the EU is nervous about – actually in 2005 the European Meals Security Authority stated that “publicity to chlorite residues arising from handled poultry carcasses can be of no security concern“. Chlorine-rinsed bagged salads are widespread within the UK and different nations within the EU. However the EU believes that counting on a chlorine rinse on the finish of the meat manufacturing course of might be a means of compensating for poor hygiene requirements – equivalent to soiled or crowded abattoirs.” If restrictions have been dropped concerning US meat and poultry within the UK post-Brexit, the worry is that meals security would undergo accordingly.Jim Moseley, CEO of meals and farming assurance organisation Pink Tractor Assurance, stated; “Categorically, the UK’s meals requirements at the moment are underneath risk from the business appetites of the USA meals foyer. We urge the federal government to not sacrifice laws which prevents these type of merchandise from being bought within the UK. British individuals deserve higher than having their world-leading meals requirements bought out from beneath them. Our analysis reveals that customers search for meals that has been produced to the best requirements of meals security, animal welfare and traceability. A deal that enables unlawful merchandise to be introduced into the UK, lets down the British public and undermines all of the funding and efforts of British farmers. This can’t be the appropriate factor to do.”A Downing Road spokeswoman was quoted in The Guardian as saying, “Now we have at all times been very clear that we’ll not decrease our meals requirements as a part of a future buying and selling settlement.”