The USA is “sick and tired” of hearing about chlorinated chicken and wishes the UK would “get off” the issue, a senior American trade official has warned. Ted McKinney, United States Department of Agriculture under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, said the USA had not used chlorine to wash chicken “for a long time”. The EU bans imports of chlorinated chickens on welfare grounds – and Defra secretary Michael Gove has pledged standards won’t be diluted after Brexit. […]
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