USDA approves shipping slaughtered chicken to China and back, says you can eat it


#1

If you’ve ever seen what a poultry farm looks like you would not believe chicken that has been slaughtered, frozen, shipped to China for processing, and then shipped back to the US to be sold to consumers was still edible.

I can believe it is cheap, or no one would have thought to put other people at risk to make it happen.

Real Farmacy:

“Chinese chicken” will soon have a whole new meaning, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently gave the green-light to four chicken processing plants in China, allowing chicken raised and slaughtered in the U.S. to be exported to China for processing, and then shipped back to the U.S. and sold on grocery shelves here. Furthermore, the imported processed poultry will not require a country-of-origin label nor will U.S. 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 doesn’t 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 U.S., 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 don’t know how anyone could make a profit doing that.”

Bureau of Labor Statistics data estimates that American poultry processors are paid roughly $11 per hour on average. In China, reports have circulated that the country’s chicken workers can earn significantly less—$1 to 2 per hour—which casts doubt on Super’s economic feasibility assessment.


#2

Im pretty sure there would be a better automated process to process chickens in term of economics and safety. But big government wont see to it.


#3

I buy only Georgia-grown chicken.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/atlanta-restaurants/this-georgia-grown-chicken-was-named-best-tasting-bird-the/qfcVG0Fto9Qc9cDUvrqidM/

https://springermountainfarms.com/locator/index.php?dist=1&mile=200&zip=30281


#4

This another one of Trump’s schemes to make America great again???

Deal on: USDA gives green light to China’s poultry inspections

By Dan Flynn on September 14, 2017

The “our beef for your chicken deal” hatched by President Donald Trump with the People’s Republic of China last May appears to be on track.


#5

Time to buy some chickens! Wow trump is amazing


#6

Won’t be able to eat chicken in restaurants.


#7

It may have hatched during the Trump administration but it was fertilized during the Obama administration.
No matter, it seems a potential hazard. Thankfully we have local organic options for home use.


#8

I’m hatching some chickens now I’ll be selling local! Thank you trump!


#9

I think you should also dial back the blind support of Trump all the time. I’m a Trump supporter. I voted for him and plan on voting for him again, but this is a bad deal for the American consumer who may be unaware that what they are consuming was slaughtered here in America, spent 6 weeks in transport to China, got processed in China, then spent another 6 weeks getting shipped back to the US for sale to US consumers. This is bad.


#10

Almost as bad as some TV sets. Parts were made here, shipped to China, assembled in China, shipped back here.

At least they weren’t meant for being eaten.


#11

Hopefully we can get a warning label, but this should increase organic farm sales.


#12

If companies were required to put a warning label on a product like this they wouldn’t have made the deal to begin with. What we’re going to see is a big giant American flag sticker on the package that says usda-certified.


#13

It is still done manually. A friend used to work for Tyson in the office. The workers were basically all immigrant labor doing it old school.


#14

We are all gonna die one day. Hopefully they designate This food to welfare recipients only


#15

Never buy shrimp from Vietnam.


#16

Yeah - might as well just start dumping toxic waste in our rivers again. Then make only poor people drink it. Come on.


#17

Great comparison Really! You think America will let poison be shipped in bulk to America? Stop … it’s going to be shitty food, don’t buy it


#18

That is a despicable idea.


#19

It shouldn’t be sold in the first place. I don’t see how this puts Americans first in any way shape or form. I voted to put Americans first no matter what. This is garbage and you know it.


#20

Farmers will be selling more chickens, more farms, a huge increase in organic chickens. More jobs.