At a time when less-than-desirable food quality issues and iffy food practices surrounding China and its seafood processing/shipments with the United States exist, another shocking piece of news has emerged, this time involving chickens.
The USDA is on board with allowing U.S. chickens to be sent to China for processing before they are then shipped back to the United States for human consumption (1). To make matters worse, consumers won’t know if the chicken they select was one processed in China, since there isn’t a labeling regulation in place to indicate it as such. And yes, it gets even more unsettling: there currently aren’t any plans for a USDA inspector to be on the premises in the China plants where the processing will take place.
Health and economic consequences of foods coming from China
Questions as to the logic surrounding this export/import abound.
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