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Will Brexit lower quality of food standard 9 months 6 days ago #3408658

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As if all chicken from the US (or any other country) is all the same.
Sounds more like wanting the quality of high cost operations for the price of low cost operations.
One wants higher quality, one is gonna have to pay higher prices. Just the way it works.
Long as labels let one know what you are getting, make your choice without wanting others to make the same choice.
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Will Brexit lower quality of food standard 9 months 1 day ago #3411743

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Obtained from: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8058355...-menu-UK-Brexit.html

Chlorinated chicken will not be imported into the UK after Brexit, ministers have said.

Trade Secretary Liz Truss is to publish a blueprint for trade talks with the United States on Monday.

Campaigners have warned against allowing in American farm produce, which they say is produced to lower standards.

But last night sources said ministers had agreed there will be no relaxation of animal welfare standards – effectively ruling out chlorinated chicken, which has acquired totemic status in the row over a trade deal with the US.

A senior minister told the Daily Mail that the decision over chlorinated chicken was partly because of hostile public opinion but primarily due to the potential impact on British farmers and the country’s animal welfare standards.

‘It’s not a health issue, it’s an animal welfare issue,’ the source said. ‘We are not lowering standards and that’s that.’

The decision will cheer farmers who have warned that allowing in food produced to lower standards will wreck British agriculture.

Environment minister Zac Goldsmith said Mrs Batters was right about the principles but wrong about the Government’s policy.

'To impose high standards on our farmers, only to undercut them with low standard imports would be wrong on every level, and there is no argument about that,’ Lord Goldsmith said.
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Will Brexit lower quality of food standard 9 months 1 day ago #3411749

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At least that is reassuring.
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Will Brexit lower quality of food standard 8 months 2 weeks ago #3418310

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There's absolutely nothing remotely reassuring about this Government. They enshrined in law that the transition period can't be extended at the end of this year yet recently voted against legislation that protects Animal welfare, food hygiene, workers rights and protections for the environment. It is obvious that the intention is to lower all the standards i mentioned otherwise they'd also enshrine them in law instead of actually voting against such safeguards.
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Will Brexit lower quality of food standard 8 months 2 weeks ago #3418587

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I don't get the EU's "pot, kettle and black"... Their OWN scientists have said chlorination in food isn't dangerous, the Romanian Horsemeat farce of 2013, broke out under their noses. They also dragged their feet over Campylobacter in French poultry. Then as for comparing the USA's "health standards" with the EU's., it was the latter's diesel emissions scandal that broke. They conned their customers into the belief they were buying cleaner vehicles (as remain-Guru Tony B-liar, promoted diesel also as safe and clean!) but in comparison, the USA ensured those affected EU car producers (French and German) were, in the USA, to honour mandatory compensation TO those customers they conned.

And of course, the EU has YET to offer the same conditions/mandatory compensation conditions to those car producers to their EU customers. Ok for them to poison Europe, but hey, America's standards they HAD to adopt, have yet to filter through IN the EU!
Are those health standards better than the USA's? You obviously can see the short answer to THAT!

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Will Brexit lower quality of food standard 8 months 2 weeks ago #3418710

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Krystalle wrote: There's absolutely nothing remotely reassuring about this Government. They enshrined in law that the transition period can't be extended at the end of this year yet recently voted against legislation that protects Animal welfare, food hygiene, workers rights and protections for the environment. It is obvious that the intention is to lower all the standards i mentioned otherwise they'd also enshrine them in law instead of actually voting against such safeguards.



Right we saw many people voting Brexit saying on TV that this way agriculture would get so much more national subvention and funds than the E.U one, but when our French journalist visited the UK agriculture representative authorities last week, the latter said they never got any subvention or funds for UK agriculture from the government and never got anything until UK entered the EU.

So little by little fake news and myths unravel and the waking up might be painful...
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Will Brexit lower quality of food standard 7 months 6 days ago #3448647

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"Will Brexit lower quality of food standard"
Well no, but the UK government might.
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Will Brexit lower quality of food standard 2 months 4 weeks ago #3517364

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Yes. We share with Europe traditional methods of growing and producing food. We don't want chlorinated chicken and American style mass production methods of growing and treating food.

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To add to my last posr, I am aware that the Chicken shop industry i the UK is mostly owned by American companies. Not something to be proud of.

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Will Brexit lower quality of food standard 2 months 4 weeks ago #3517573

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Aida wrote: To add to my last posr, I am aware that the Chicken shop industry i the UK is mostly owned by American companies. Not something to be proud of.


What is the "Chicken Shop" industry?

If you are referring to the major chicken farms who produce the vast majority of chicken in the UK then I'm afraid your information is terribly wrong.

The vast majority of UK chicken comes from 5 BRITISH companies of which only 1 has a US connection. They are:

2 Sisters - Privately owned by Ranjit Singh Boparan the "chicken king" who is a British businessman.
They supply Tesco, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, M&S, and Asda

P D Hook - an Oxfordshire-based company run by James Hook, one of Britain's top 100 entrepreneurs. They produce the Oakham and Willow brands, which are supplied to retailers such as Tesco and Marks & Spencer.

Faccenda Foods a privately owned British company which happens to be in a joint venture with Cargill a private US company. They run the well known Moy Park farm that supplies Asda, McDonalds and Burger King

JSR Farms - A British family owned business which is in partnership with Sainsbury’s and Morrisons,

Banham Poultry Limited - Another British business based in Norfolk. Its chairman is Michael Foulger, who is also deputy chairman of Norwich City F.C.


Have to say the continuing Remainer rhetoric and scaremongering throughout this thread is just embarrassing now

No-one is going to be forced to eat Chlorinated chickens any more than the sky is going to fall down !
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