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Brits not wanting US poultry

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:24 pm
by Traveler

Re: Brits not wanting US poultry

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:46 pm
by Angus 62
They need to put EIDs in their little ears. That would make it all better.

Re: Brits not wanting US poultry

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:21 pm
by Traveler
Or maybe get it Halal certified. Diversity and such. I hear they're breeding like rabbits over there.

Re: Brits not wanting US poultry

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:27 pm
by Brad S
They reject us beef because of implants yet there is a booming black market for implants in europe. I think this is more of the same, but I too have misgivings about poultry processing.

Re: Brits not wanting US poultry

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:07 pm
by mrj
Wasn't the problem with poultry processing the fact that the birds were allowed to be held in tubs (probably not the correct term, but the idea is right) of water, absorbing significant amounts of water which adds weight with the water being sold for chicken prices, AND some fecal material was absorbed along with the water?

I recall NCBA, or probably a predecessor organization as it was several years ago, fighting to get that practice eliminated. But don't recall if it was actually ended or not. The 'yuck factor' probably was helpful in that effort, but due to chicken always being cooked thoroughly, there was probably not a lot of danger from actually eating whatever got absorbed into the meat, just not right for that business to subject consumers to the contaminated water in order to make more profit.

mrj

Re: Brits not wanting US poultry

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:26 pm
by Brad S
The "yuck" factor is real even though practices may be acceptable by science. Trade deals start with acceptable scientific practices, but I can see it's more complicated.