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    Chinese Poultry Processors Will Be Allowed To Export Meat To The U.S., USDA Rules

    Where do chicken nuggets come from? The answer may not be straightforward following the Department of Agriculture's announcement on Friday that it has approved four Chinese poultry processors to begin shipping meat to the U.S.

    According to The New York Times, the poultry that processors are allowed to ship will initially be restricted to cooked meat from birds raised in the U.S. But critics worry that the rules will change in the future, opening the door for poultry raised and slaughtered in China -- a country notorious for its food safety problems -- to be shipped to the U.S.
    Among those critics is Tony Corbo, a senior lobbyist for the advocacy group Food and Water Watch. “This is the first step towards allowing China to export its own domestic chickens to the U.S.,” he told the Times.


    Corbo has reason to be concerned; in the last months alone, Chinese police discovered an illegal food smuggling plot to sell 46-year-old chicken feet treated with bleach, a criminal ring accused of selling rat and fox meat as lamb and abnormally high levels of cadmium, a metal that can cause cancer and other illnesses, in rice sold in Guangzhou restaurants.

    Also troubling, an explosion at a Chinese poultry factory in June killed at least 119 people, and concerns over avian flu remain rampant. Earlier this year, 20,000 birds were euthanized after the human death toll in China rose to six.

    Unlike other meat imported to the U.S., the poultry shipped by Chinese processors will not require point-of-origin labeling. Under USDA rules, the labeling does not apply to foods that have been cooked.


    "Consumers will have no way to tell if those chicken nuggets in the supermarket freezer were processed in the U.S. or in China," writes Bloomberg correspondent Adam Minter. Moreover, the USDA will not require its own regulators to supervise the processors on premises.
    Chinese Poultry Processors Will Be Allowed To Export Meat To The U.S., USDA Rules

    Great, now they are going to import Chinese chicken, without labels!
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    Unlike other meat imported to the U.S., the poultry shipped by Chinese processors will not require point-of-origin labeling. Under USDA rules, the labeling does not apply to foods that have been cooked.
    This really disturbs me. I thought all food sold in supermarkets that came from other countries had to be labelled as such. This is pure BS. I don't want to get poisoned by the crap that comes from China. I've been to China and it is not even safe to use the tap water to brush your teeth in a major hotel, and no Westerner with any brains would order a drink with ice cubes.

    What is especially disturbing is the history of tainted food from China. Baby foods, pet food, and almost everything edible from China is low quality. Heck, more than 50% of their rice crop is tainted with cadmium. You cannot cook heavy metals out of food, nor can you cook the melamine and other toxins out of food. Bird flu is still regularly popping up in China due to the horrid conditions where poultry is raised.

    I wonder what is going on that is giving China a free pass on this.

    Even the Chinese people do not want to buy Chinese-produced food.

    Fears of Tainted Food Push More Chinese to Shop Online

    This is an old article, but it sums up my view of Chinese foods.

    Tainted Chinese Imports Common
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    This really disturbs me.
    Another jobs killer, it seems like they don't only want to create jobs in US, they want to destroy them.
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    I have a suspicion that China somehow forced us into this one. It does not make sense that any food from China would not have to be labeled as such.

    If I imported hammers and sold them in the USA, I would have to put the country of origin on the label according to US Customs rules. Why should the FDA be able to circumvent this for food from China. My biggest concern is that all of the contaminated food in China that the Chinese will not eat will end up on our tables.
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    It does not make sense that to start the US chicken go to China to be cooked and conditioned then came back here to be sold.

    The whole thing is madness.
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    Just our freaking liberal government hard at work to destroy American jobs and eventually American farms and ranches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Just our freaking liberal government hard at work to destroy American jobs and eventually American farms and ranches.
    See how a socialist EU market works?

    French farmers to break 100,000 eggs a day in protest

    A group of French farmers protesting against falling egg prices has vowed to break 100,000 eggs every day for the rest of the week, saying current prices do not make up for rising production costs or new investments required by EU law.

    A group of French farmers protesting against falling egg prices has vowed to break 100,000 eggs every day for the rest of the week, saying current prices do not make up for rising production costs or new investments required by EU law.
    The nebulous farmers' collective, which communicates through an unnamed spokesman, broke its second batch of 100,000 eggs outside a Brittany tax office late on Wednesday.
    The farmers went to the town of Carhaix in France's northwest and hurled pallets full of eggs from a truck onto the road.
    The previous night, they destroyed their first 100,000 eggs in the neighbouring Côtes d'Armor department near a supermarket.


    Poultry farmers in France have for several months complained of rock-bottom egg prices due to overproduction – a problem that also affects other countries in the European Union.
    They say current prices do not make up for a rise in production costs or investments they had to make as part of an EU directive that came into force in January 2012 to protect the well-being of laying hens.
    "We are at our wits' end," said the spokesman. "We're ready to give these eggs to developing countries, but they cannot stay on French territory."


    Destroying 100,000 eggs a day equates to five percent of the production of poultry farmers involved in the collective.
    The group has called for France's entire egg production to be reduced by five percent to help raise prices, and asked the government to set up a specific area for eggs to be destroyed.
    It has pledged to keep smashing the eggs every day until Sunday, after which it says the protest movement would become more radical "with inevitable collateral damage" if the group's demands are not met.
    According to Yves-Marie Beaudet, head of the egg section of a union that represents poultry farmers in Brittany, producers currently get paid 75 cents ($1) for a kilo of eggs – against a cost price of 95 cents.

    French farmers to break 100,000 eggs a day in protest - FRANCE - FRANCE 24


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    It is curious that the Chinese do not want to eat chicken processed in China, yet the Obama administration is giving them a free pass to poison us.

    KFC's Big Bucket of Problems in China - Businessweek
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    Here is my biggest concern about the Obama administration giving China a free pass on the normal labeling requirements for processed chicken.

    China reports first new case of H7N9 bird flu since August | Reuters
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    The problem with the globalists is that they love reckless cheap trade. It is everything and whatever, imports from rogue countries without health regulations, no labellings so we don't know where it comes from, and what quality the product is, etc

    I know that in France, they use a special quality labeling system: Red Label, "The Red Label certifies that a product has a specific set of characteristics establishing a superior level to that of a similar current product"

    So you know that these products are maybe a little more expensive, but top quality.
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