Is that true? U.S. chickens are shipped to China for processing than back to States for consumption
The expression Chinese chicken soon with a whole new meaning because 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 in the markets here.
So with a full right the food inspectors are worry about the quality because the food will be processed in a country which is notorious for avian influenza and food-borne illness.
According to Tom Super, a spokesman for the National Chicken Council made an interview for Houston Chronicle and said: ““Economically, it doesn’t make much sense, 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.”
USDA going to play a part with delivery U.S. chickens to China for handling, then reentry to States for human utilization
… fish processors in the Northwest, including Seattle-based Trident Seafood, are sending piece of their catch of Alaskan salmon or Dungeness crab to China to be fileted or de-shelled before coming back to U.S. tables.
“There are 36 pin bones in a salmon and the most ideal approach to evacuate them is by hand,” says Charles Bundrant, author of Trident, which sends around 30 million pounds of its 1.2 billion-pound yearly collect to China for preparing. “Something that would cost us $1 per pound work here, they complete it for 20 cents.