America’s poultry industry says it does not use chlorine to bath slaughtered chickens “that much anymore,” but it is still lobbying hard on the issue that has kept American poultry out of Britain for more than two decades.

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, co-chair of the Congressional Chicken Caucus, has sent a bipartisan letter with 46 of his colleagues urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to prioritize “fair market access” for American poultry during upcoming trade negotiations between the United States and the United Kingdom. 

The mostly poultry state congressmen outlined the trade barriers U.S. producers currently face and called for
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Cow & Gate is recalling one batch of Cow & Gate Sunny Start My First Banana Muesli from 10 months with a best-before date of 27/09/2016. No other Cow & Gate products are affected. Cow & Gate banana muesliThe British-based company stated that the recall was in response to complaints regarding insects found in the pack. Since other packs in this batch may be affected, the company asked customers not to feed My First Banana Muesli with this best-before date to babies. “We are very sorry that this has happened and would like to reassure parents that we maintain strict standards at our factory
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Projections of the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) paint a grim picture for what could happen to the world’s economy if the problem is left unchecked. Research commissioned by the U.K.’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance show that a continued rise in resistance would, by 2050, lead to 10 million deaths every year and a reduction of 2 to 3.5 percent in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In July, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced the creation of the new review panel chaired by economist Jim O’Neill to investigate antibiotic overuse and why new drugs are not being developed. The Review’s first
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Public Health England (PHE) is looking into a national outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis after cases were reported in Hampshire, London, the West Midlands, Cheshire and Merseyside. What were being called “isolated clusters” of cases over the past few months are now considered potentially linked, officials said. There were 25 cases reported in London and 55 in Hampshire, with 32 of those linked to The Real China restaurant chain in Eastleigh in July, officials said. Additionally, there were 33 cases reported in Cheshire and 43 in the West Midlands, with the latter linked to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, where three people sickened
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