“Chinese chicken” will soon have a whole new meaning, as the US Department of Agriculture recently gave the green-light to four chicken processing plants in China, allowing chicken raised and slaughtered in the US to be exported to China for processing, and then shipped back to the US and sold on grocery shelves here.

Furthermore, the imported processed poultry will not require a country-of-origin label nor will US inspectors be on site at processing plants in China before it is shipped to the United States for human consumption.

Food safety experts worry about the quality of chicken processed in a country notorious for avian influenza and food-borne illnesses. And they predict that China will eventually seek to broaden the export rules to allow chickens born and raised in China.

“Economically, it does not make much sense,” said Tom Super, spokesman for the National Chicken Council, in a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle. “Think about it: A Chinese company would have to purchase frozen chicken in the US, pay to ship it 7,000 miles, unload it, transport it to a processing plant, unpack it, cut it up, process / cook it, freeze it, repack it, transport it back to a port, then ship it another 7,000 miles. I do not know how anyone could make a profit doing that. “

Food Safety News aims to spread awareness of the pending USDA agreement and stop Chinese-processed chicken from ever reaching supermarkets or school lunchrooms.

Source:http://www.healthyfoodusa.com/

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“Chinese chicken” will soon have a whole new meaning, as the US Department of Agriculture recently gave the green-light to four chicken processing plants in China, allowing chicken raised and slaughtered in the US to be exported to China for processing, and then shipped back to the US and...