Which? response to Aldi announcement that it will not sell chlorinated chicken or hormone treated beef

Sue Davies, Head of Consumer Protection at Which?, said:

“It’s encouraging to see another supermarket recognising that customers really value food produced to our high domestic standards, and making this commitment to ensuring that chlorinated chicken or hormone-injected beef will not be stocked on their shelves.

“However, the government should be acting decisively on this issue rather than leaving it to individual businesses to take the lead. It must legislate to protect food standards in the Trade Bill or Agriculture Bill, sending a strong signal to trading partners that decades of progress on food safety, quality and animal welfare will not be jeopardised wherever people shop or eat.”