26 EU member states oppose lifting ban on US chicken
Veterinarians from 26 EU member states opposed the use
of chlorine wash. Additionally, these vets supports an import ban on US
The only EU member state that did not oppose the ban was Great Britain, but
all others oppose plans by the European Commission to lift the ban on poultry
washed in chlorine.
It is also reported that EU veterinarians favour hygiene controls
throughout the hatching and rearing cycle to prevent the development of
bacteria, rather than using a chlorine wash as a pathogen-control method.
Source: Agence France Presse
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