Chinese Chicken Acceptability
Chicken from China has officials on alert, including U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)Responding to Sen. Schumer's comments, the USDA said it has not finalized its audit of the acceptability of Chinese chicken.
As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported Sunday, Schumer said first, the U.S. Department of Agriculture only allowed chickens that had been processed in China to be sold in the U.S. Now, he said the USDA plans to green-light poultry raised and slaughtered in China.
This has never happened before, and it is a bad idea, Schumer argued.
“China has a terrible record on health safety, and chickens are one of the things that need the most care and inspections,” he said.
Schumer called the plan a huge change in policy, and a big mistake.
“China has been a massive source of food poisoning here in America for years,” he said.
Note that a previous entry on this blog depicts some dicey attributes of one category of Chinese chicken which may be part of the basis for Sen. Schumer's outspokenness.
Tip: Charley Nestor