US Hopes to Export Chlorine-Dipped Chickens to UK

The United States plans to renegotiate trade deals with the United Kingdom after the latter exited from the European Union.

Currently, US products such as genetically engineered food, beef raised with hormones and chicken dipped in chlorine are prevented to enter the EU market.

The American Farm Bureau Federation said that the EU has issues with the technology permitted in American food production even though the medical community has deemed genetically engineered foods safe for consumption.

Some chicken producers in the US use chlorine baths to get rid of viruses that could affect poultry meats during slaughter. Chlorine bathing is banned in Europe since 1990s.

“We are discussing how we can establish a trade negotiation agreement, take forward immediate high-level talks, lay the groundwork for UK-US trade agreement and identify the practical steps we can take now in order to enable companies in both countries to trade and do business with one another more easily,” said British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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