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Chicken: Chlorine

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had at an EU level on the sale of chlorine-treated chicken for human consumption. (208916)

Although this issue falls within the Food Standards Agency's (FSA) area of responsibility, the FSA has made no representations to the European Union (EU) on the sale of chicken treated with chlorine intended for human consumption. Such processing aid treatments are not permitted in the EU or on chicken exported to the EU market.