No ‘scientific’ reason to ban chlorine-washed chicken, Defra scientist says

No ‘scientific’ reason to ban chlorine-washed chicken, Defra scientist says


There is no ‘scientific’ reason’ to ban chlorine-washed chicken or hormone beef in any trade deal post-Brexit, Defra’s chief scientist says.

Sir Ian Boyd, who is leaving the post this month after seven years, said there is no evidence that the practice is harmful to public health.

Speaking to Sky News, he said the British public should be allowed to choose whether or not they want to eat it.

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