US pushed chlorinated chicken on UK, leaked papers show
US trade negotiators offered to help the UK government convince a sceptical British public to accept chlorine chicken – and they stated that parliamentary scrutiny of food standards is “unhelpful”.
The US even agreed to share their “public lines” on chlorine-washed chicken to help UK officials try to “sell” the controversial practice to British consumers and help “inform the media narrative”.
The papers also reveal the US team called for less nutritional labelling on foods and less protection for regional foods, such as stilton cheese.
The 451-page dossier outlines six rounds of talks between UK and US trade officials, running from July 2017.