Salted Brazilian poultry meat is returning to the EU in a big way after the European Commission was forced to lower tariffs by a WTO tribunal.

It follows protective measures taken by the block in January, which effectively raised the tariff on frozen, salted chicken.

Some British poultry producers say they are concerned about the resumption of high levels of Brazilian imports - which totalled 217,000 tonnes last year - but it is good news for processors, according to the British Poultry Council's

Peter Bradnock.

"EU processors prefer to import salted meat, not cooked, because it allows them to add more value."