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British grocers reject U.S. chlorine-washed chicken as row over welfare standards deepen

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The row between Britain and the U.S. over food standard has deepened after some of the U.K.’s leading grocers have refused to sell a raft of food imports.

Britain’s fifth biggest grocer Aldi said it would never sell chlorine-washed chicken imported from the U.S., regardless of the outcome of ongoing U.K.-U.S. trade talks.

It joins luxury grocers Waitrose and Booths in pledging never to stock products that would undermine the U.K.’s current food and animal welfare standards.

Chlorinated chicken has become a significant bone of contention in talks between the U.K. and U.S. as the two look to negotiate a free-trade deal after the U.K.’s departure from…



Source marketwatch.com

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