USDA Says: 'We Ship Your U.S. Chicken to China to be Slaughtered, Cheaply Processed and then Shipped BACK to You!'
The USDA has put millions of people's health at risk by allowing unapproved meat to be imported from China to the US.
Chicken imported from China will no longer have to meet sanctions before it is sold to consumer in the US, thanks to the USDA removing a ban on processed chicken imports from China.
The news comes following number of food safety scandals in China this year alone. Thousands f dead pigs washed up in Shanghai, rat meat was found being passed off as mutton, and there was an outbreak among live foul in a fresh meat market.
You would think the USDA would aim to protect the US citizens from experiencing any of these threats but due to the change in the law, inferior meat products could soon be finding their way onto the shelves of your supermarket.
The law allows for a slightly convoluted way of processing the chicken, however. They will initially be slaughtered in the US, but then they can be sent to China for processing, and the price to send, process and receive them is cheaper than if they were processed in the US. No food inspectors will be present when the imported China arrives back in the US, which means you may be eating US chicken that has been on vacation, or chicken that came from China in the first place. There will be no way to tell the difference.
There is a similar process already in place concerning US seafood.
According to the Seattle Times, US salmon and crab are being processed in China to lower costs.
There are 36 pin bones in a salmon and the best way to remove them is by hand. Something that would cost us $1 per pound labor here, they get it done for 20 cents in China.
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USDA Says: 'We Ship Your U.S. Chicken to China to be Slaughtered, Cheaply Processed and then Shipped BACK to You!' Reviewed by C C on 13:52:00 Rating: