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Chlorinated Chicken

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Martin Marprelate, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. Martin Marprelate

    Martin Marprelate Well-Known Member
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    Has anyone here died after eating chlorinated chicken?
    The reason I ask is that the E.U. has banned the product for many years and is trying to insist that the UK continues to ban it if it wants a trade deal.
    I have visited America twice and I must have eaten your chicken at some stage, yet here I still am, alive and well SFAIK. So I'm wondering what possible reason there might be for the ban other than keeping low-cost chicken out of the market.
     
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    Without even looking up what "chlorinated chicken" is, I immediately had a vision of chickens in a swimming pool. Sorry I know that doesn't answer your question.
     
  3. Martin Marprelate

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    My understanding is that all U.S. chicken has had a post mortem swimming lesson, that your farmers are very eager to sell us some and that the E.U. are equally eager that you don't.
     
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    WelI I wouldn't eat chlorinated chicken. I have no objection to it being sold over here as long as it is clearly labelled, but then I don't suppose many people would then. When they had to label foods GM labelled people refused to buy it, Pity they don't do that with meats being injected with polyphosphates to make them absorb water.
     
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    No one has ever died of chlorinated chicken. Only about 10% of chicken processing plants in the U.S. are treated by chlorine.

    The Europeans have had a grudge against U.S. chicken since WWII. The U.S. mass produces chicken because we have enough corn to feed the world 100 times over.
     
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    You ingest far more Chlorine in your drinking water than you could ever get in chlorinated chicken.
     
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    I have not died after eating chlorinated chicken. I suspect if anyone here has they will be reluctant to admit to it.
     
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    I am not sure that I have ever eaten it. Is it even labelled as such here? Indiana meat packing is in hogs where I'm from. We have Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, a leading agricultural university dating back to agricultural universities encouraged by Abraham Lincoln. The Wabash River valley has good farming. I think southern Indiana produces a lot of eggs.
     
  9. Scott Downey

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    Chlorinated water is made from electrified salt water. It disinfects by breaking down proteins on surfaces. When the chlorine is used up it reverts back to salt water. It is not deadly. if anything is of concern, it is what else is dissolved in the water, not the chlorination.
     
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    I think the issue is relying on chlorine to account for poor practices in raising the chicken (not the chlorine itself).
     
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    What is chlorinated chicken? Is chlorine-washed chicken safe to eat?

    https://iegvu.agribusinessintellige...nfronts-UK-and-EU-over-chlorine-chicken-myths
     
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    preventative disinfection. I think it is done during processing of the chicken, because poop can get spread around and you dont want to get salmonella. People are supposed to be careful processing raw chicken at home too.

    So it comes down to this, do you want chlorinated raw chicken with less chance of making you sick from salmonella, or raw chicken which could be covered with large amounts of deadly bacteria fresh from the grocer.
     
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    I, for one, would be more than willing to 'fess up.
     
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    I try not to think about it. But my theory is fry the sucker real good.
     
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    How can you tell what you are buying at the Kroger store?
     
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    A preacher friend of mine had once worked in a chicken processing plant. When ever invited to dine on Gospel Bird, he always refused saying, "It leaves a FOWL TASTE in my mouth!"

    Only Baptist Preacher I ever knew who refused to eat chicken!
     
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    Thanks for all the information, chaps. I had been given to understand that all U.S. chicken was chlorine-washed. You live and learn.
    The gist of it all is that the E.U. wants to keep American agriculture out of Europe and to keep exporting food to the UK. However, they also want to keep fishing in our waters, to keep us subject to the European Court and a whole load of other stuff.
    I'm hoping that Boris will tell them where to get off.
    The E.U. is like the Hotel California:
    'You can check out any time you like,
    But you can never leave.'
     
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    Yep. Hard to survive 400f.
     
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    Yep!!
    SFCCBB!!!! (Southern fried chicken can't be beat!):D:D
     
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    Sure enough, but it is also about the raw chicken spreading salmonella all over everything in the kitchen before it goes into the oven.
    If you can cut down on the bacteria on the chicken surface, you can save lives, people do die from salmonella poisoning.

    etc... I assume Kosher chicken is raw with no particular attention to being chlorinated or any other process to make it safer.
    One Dead in Kosher Chicken Salmonella Outbreak
    Slideshow: What to Know About Salmonella
     
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