Stop Chinese Chicken in School Lunches

Consumer and food safety groups are asking Congress to not allow processed poultry from China in school meals by denying U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to purchase the product. This effort by the groups is a result of the USDA approving four Chinese facilities to export processed poultry products to the United States.

In a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee, the groups said, “While the raw poultry that these four facilities can process must come from approved sources – namely, from slaughter facilities in the United States, Canada or Chile – this announcement is not supported by strong system of ‘boots-on-the-grounds’ FSIS food inspectors in China to verify compliance.”

Those signing the letter included the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Food & Water Watch, STOP Foodborne Illness, and the United Food & Commercial Workers Union.

 

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