- Jul 10, 2011
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Not in my opinion. There are two overwhelming problems with chlorine treated poultry. First the treatment interferes with accurate microbiological testing for bacteria meaning that infected meat which should be destroyed enters the food chain because the testing fails to detect the presence of harmful pathogens. The second is that permitting chlorine treatment potentially opens a pandoras box in respect of differentiating poultry reared under best practice high standards and poultry raised under poor hygeinic standards. This would just create conditions for a race to the bottom.This is what I mean about a sensible conversation I’ve never said lower husbandry standards. Could you not maintain standards and include a chlorine wash.
What keeps infection rates down is high food standards where you don't need chlorine treatment because it adds no benefit which is where we are/were but are at risk of HMG sacrificing to save economic face.You say it’s not perfect but in the real world little is, even the current vaccines we are pinning our hopes on are not perfect! Surely this would reduce the instances of infection you’ve seen.
Well perhaps a little more care with how you word things might help to avoid sending the wrong message:So if that was the case are you for it? As for being not inclusive and in some kind of ivory tower because i said I care about what I consume, that’s total balls. You’ve just suggested that caring is only open to those who can afford it. How very inclusive of you, how’s your tower! It matters not a jot your income you can still care and take pride in what you consume and many do. Food standards have a cost the sensible thing is to find a balance that is good for the product/animals and is affordable to all. Much the same as beekeepers complain about those under valuing honey and selling for a few £ but then not sure you keep bees so you may not understand that. Ian
"People have a choice with food be informed and take your pick pay the price, or as some do turn a blind eye and don’t think how you can get a chicken for a couple of £"