EUROPEAN COMMISSION TABLES CHICKEN CARCASS ANTIMICROBIAL TREATMENT CONTROLS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Commission has proposed rules mandating the controlled use of four key antimicrobials in cleansing poultry carcasses: chlorine dioxide, acidified sodium chlorite, trisodium phosphate and peroxyacids. If these are agreed, it would clear the lifting of a de facto ban on American poultry imports, which are generally treated with chlorinated water. This treatment is currently banned for poultry sold in the European Union (EU), but the Commission proposal would allow it for two years, after which a review would be staged. The ...


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