WHEN the UK/US trade deal happens and those pesky food standards are lowered we’ll be able to make all sorts of monstrous meals. Here are some suggestions.
Roast beef with antibiotics
A massive joint of dirt-cheap beef makes Sunday lunch perfect, doesn’t it? Unfortunately you’ll have ingested so many hormones, steroids and antibiotics you’ll turn into the Hulk and punch a hole in gran’s dining room wall because she didn’t pass the salt quickly enough.
Chemical chicken Kiev
A delicious parcel of chicken arrives on your plate, having been chemically washed to remove the filth it spent its miserable life living in. There’s nothing guaranteed to make you enjoy a meal more than desperately trying not to think about salmonella and chicken excrement.
Noodles with rat hair
US food producers have a ‘Defects Level Handbook’ which sets out the maximum number of foreign bodies that can be found in food before it’s put on the shelf. At 11 rodent hairs for every 25g, you can expect some deliciously furry dinners.
Baby food with toxic metals
A test of US food standards found that 95 per cent of baby food contained toxic metals, and they play fast and loose with sugar and E-numbers too. Forget the wholesome goodness of Deliciously Ella because the next generation of babies will grow up to be a cross between the Honey Monster and Robocop.
Oklahoma Stilton cheese
Anyone who has had the misfortune to have eaten Velveeta will know some American ‘cheese’ is actually just a scary lump of orange protein with no taste. The US says protected food names discriminates against making pleasant things to eat, so expect some super-bland foodstuffs claiming to be Stilton on the shelves soon.