Saturday, September 7, 2013

Officials say "okay" to processed chicken from China

By Danielle Elliot / CBS News/ September 6, 2013, 4:06 PM 
It's trendy to buy local or to ask where your favorite restaurant sources its fish. It's cool to know if the cheese you bought at the farmer's market was made within a 50 mile radius. But how often do you stop to wonder where your fast food chicken sandwich or the chunks of chicken in your soup come from?
In a country where every item of clothing has a "made in" label, allowing you to know exactly what you are putting on your body everyday, we have no standard for knowing the starting point of the stuff we put in our bodies. And now, even if you do know where a chicken was raised, you'll have no way of knowing where it was sent for processing.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) quietly announced on Aug. 29 that it has lifted the ban on processed poultry imports from China.


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