Poultry: Chlorine

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the suitability of chlorinated chicken for the UK market.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

The Government has made it clear that we will not water down our food or animal welfare standards in pursuit of any trade deal. Existing food standards on issues such as chlorinated chicken will come across through the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This will continue when we leave the EU.

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