US Poultry Processors Move Away From Chlorine Sanitizers.
The move comes as Russia and the US edge closer to a deal to resolve a trade dispute that has blocked US chicken exports. Russia banned US poultry imports on January 19 after saying a chlorine wash used routinely in US processing plants was in violation of its food safety standards..
Earlier this week Feedinfo News Service reported that U.S. poultry producers have agreed to stop using chlorine in processing products for exports to Russia, according to Russian media. Gennady Onishchenko, head of consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor, said: "We have been informed that American producers are switching to poultry meat production without using chlorine and that they want to restart exports to Russia as soon as possible."
The USA Poultry & Egg Export Council is a non-profit, industry-sponsored trade organization dedicated to increasing exports of U.S. poultry and egg food products in all foreign markets. USAPEEC was founded in 1984 with a grant from the Southeastern Poultry and Egg Association, now the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.