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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    Either they don't use enough chlorine, or chlorine doesn't do what it's supposed to.
    Basically their chicken farms are riddled with salmonella

    Your Chicken’s Salmonella Problem Is Worse Than You Think | WIRED

    Thomas Gremillion, a food safety expert and director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America, said the results show that the “US regulatory approach is woefully inadequate.” And FSIS data suggest Big Chicken’s salmonella problem might be getting worse.
    The chlorine doesn't work. If you discover your chicken is a bit underdone, it's too late, you're going to be very ill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    In the UK there are only 100 salmonella cases per year, in the US there are 1.2 million cases.



    Once the UK food standards drop you will probably get salmonella at some point

    Why are UK food standards going to drop?

    At least we'll piss the Dutch off if we don't import chicken from the EU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Why are UK food standards going to drop?

    At least we'll piss the Dutch off if we don't import chicken from the EU.
    Liam Fox agrees to scrap EU food standards to allow US chicken imports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Why are UK food standards going to drop?
    The US will ask for it. Whether or not we get an FTA with them will depend on it.

    Trump tells May to abandon food standards for Brexit trade deal - Business Insider

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    Sources claim Fox wants to alter food standards through the Trade Bill. Fox described the story as "fake news" in a tweet.
    For balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    For balance.
    That’s a well-argued and rebutted statement in that tweet. Debate over, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    The US will ask for it. Whether or not we get an FTA with them will depend on it.

    Trump tells May to abandon food standards for Brexit trade deal - Business Insider
    The UK government has repeatedly denied that it plans to lower food standards one Britain has left the EU, with the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox last year describing reports to the contrary as "baseless" and "untrue".
    For balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    For balance.
    It’s hardly balance. Think about it for just two minutes:

    - the U.K. currently has the same food standards as the EU.
    - those standards are different to the US.
    - in order to harmonise standards, one or both countries will need to amend standards.
    - the USA is a market of 350m people and aggressive, trade-wise.

    Do you think the USA will change their standards without the U.K. also needing to at least compromise, at worst capitulate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    It’s hardly balance. Think about it for just two minutes:

    - the U.K. currently has the same food standards as the EU.
    - those standards are different to the US.
    - in order to harmonise standards, one or both countries will need to amend standards.
    - the USA is a market of 350m people and aggressive, trade-wise.

    Do you think the USA will change their standards without the U.K. also needing to at least compromise, at worst capitulate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    For balance.
    Is that the same Fox who said the trade deals would be the easiest in history? How's that working out? And you still believe him?
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