The USDA has lifted the ban on processed chicken imports from China thus inciting outrage from many Americans concerned for their safety.
The chickens will be slaughtered in the U.S., shipped to China for cheap processing, then re-imported to the U.S. where they’ll be sold nationwide.
The New York Times claims that no USDA inspectors will be present in the Chinese processing plants, meaning those consuming the poultry will have no indication as to the country of origin.
What’s more unsettling are the reports that the USDA will not demand point-of-origin labeling during processing, as their policy asks no point-of-origin labeling for cooked foods.
To put this into perspective, the chicken tenders you’re eating in North Dakota may have come from one very well traveled bird. Bon appetit!
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