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The Truth About Chickens Processed in China
by Donna Voetee (AKA Granny Good Food)
(The Best Years in Life) Headline: "Chickens are going to be sent to China for processing, then sent back to the U.S. for consumption."
I put on my "Granny Good-Food" hat and did some investigation.
First, the good news.
According to Tyson Customer Relations, this is a hoax. "No chickens are going to be sent to China, no jobs are going to be cut. All chickens sold by Tyson are hatched, raised and processed in America."
In Texas, the main grocery chain is HEB. The rep called me today and assured me that doing something like that would be "cost prohibitive." An email from HEB states:
Per our H-E-B Poultry Buyer:
All of our fresh and frozen raw and cooked chicken brands are processed in America [ brands listed: Central Market, HEB Natural, Hill Country Fare, Sanderson Farms, Pilgrims]
No raw chicken from China will be imported to the U.S. From USDA website:
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that China is eligible to export processed, cooked chicken to the United States.
The United States is not importing any raw chicken from China.
FSIS has determined that China’s poultry processing inspection system is equivalent to that of the United States, and cooked chicken imported from China would be processed under equivalent conditions as in the United States."
Now, for truth. Let's ask that old question, "Why did the Chinese chicken cross the Pacific?"
Because China lifted the ban on American beef contaminated with Mad Cow disease in 2003. Fifteen minutes after the ink dried on that agreement, the process of "Equivalence" began so that Chinese chicken could be sold in the U.S. In business, politics, and street drugs, nobody gets something for nothing. Wanna sell your beef? Sell our chicken.
On Aug. 30, 2013, the USDA gave Equivalence to China. We are assured, "This determination was made after a long and careful review by our expert auditors to ensure that China’s system for processed poultry meets the United States’ safety standards." For the seasoned Foodies among us, we know what that means. The Cattle Lobby made sure that the market stayed open for American beef at all costs. And c'mon -- let us not be so cynical. China never cut corners and sent us tainted baby formula, dog treats, or leaded toys before, right? We can trust our Maoist friends every bit as much as our own USDA, right?
And besides, nothing tastes better than Political Chicken served with a side of International Butt-Kissin'.
This article was originally published at: http://grannygoodfood.blogspot.com/
About the Author:
Donna Voetee is a Doctor of
Naturopathy and Counselor of Natural Health. She is the great- granddaughter of
Grampa Owen, about whom she knows only two facts: he had lactose intolerance,
and he was a country doctor who drove his black buggy around the backwoods of
Little Rock, and often getting paid with chickens, fresh bread or moonshine. She
studied diabetes with Weimar Institute, women’s hormones and adrenal physiology.
Dr. Donna has been a beautician, ham radio operator, literacy teacher,
homeschool mom, health store owner, and author of books on grammar, politics,
and health. Today she still writes and teaches, having forsaken the ham radio
(she does no pork) and all hopes of ever cutting ladies’ hair just the way they
like it. As "Granny Good Food" at Facebook, she teaches parents to feed their
children REAL FOOD for LIFE. Besides Michael, her steadfast groom since 1974,
her heroes are Drs. Weston Price and Francis Pottenger. Dr. Donna teaches
classes based on her work, Supermarket Survival, and would like nothing better
than to thoroughly destroy any iota of trust you have in Big Pharma, vaccines,
fluoride, margarine, and Diet Coke.
Your website hosts Tony Isaacs and Luella May
Misty*, My Buddy, Little Rascal & Lady the "found dogs" - Official Mascots of The Best Years in Life
*Rest in peace sweet girl - almost 17 years of wonderful memories.
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