USDA Says: Okay To Ship U.S. Chickens to China for Cheap Processing Then Back Home For You to Eat
The USDA has unbanned the chicken import from China, which means that they are sold all over the U.S. Furthermore, there is no mandatory label to specify from which country they originate.
So we think you might not like the thought of consuming chicken nuggets from China that are not supervised by USDA.
This year there was a fowl in fresh meat markets in China! And a lot of dead pigs were found near Shanghai.Moreover, a lot of other scandals happened!
What is your thought on this decision by the USDA?
Could you imagine?
The chickens are going to be slaughtered in the USA and then shipped back to China to go under re-export and processing.
However, New York Times asserts us that no inspectors from the USDA will be there in the Chinese processing plants. So, people are not going to know what kind of meat they are eating.
As birds get processed, the USDA will not require the labelling of origin. This is because their policy does not ask for the origin of the cooked foods.
Which will leave people unable to recognize whether the chicken nuggets have been processed in China or in the U.S.
The problem with seafood is similar.
The Seattle times, claim that domestically caught Pacific salmon and Dungeness crab are processed firstly in China and are then sent back to the USA.
Charles Bundrant, says that:
“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.”
So we realize that our interests are not the priority of the USDA.
In contrast, it should have pursued another goal, as there were attempts by U.S. beef and poultry producers were to stimulate Beijing to open its huge market and export meat to the U.S.