Thursday 9 January 2020 / 9:09 PM Grenfell / Luke Pollard / Luke Pollard

Pollard responds to government promise on chlorinated chicken

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to the government’s promise to maintain an EU ban on chlorinated chicken, said:

“We can’t trust any trade deal promises from the Tories when the government has held secret talks in which the US offered to help convince the British public about chlorinated chicken.

“The Conservatives have so far shamefully refused to guarantee high animal welfare and environmental standards in law.

“Chlorinated chicken horrifies the British public and will be part of a trade deal with Trump. The British public won’t accept lower standards and Labour will seek to amend the environment and agriculture bills to ensure that our farmers are not undercut by lower prices and lower standards on US super farms.”