China is a a country which many products come from, and in a very short period our chicken will be from the U.S, then it will be sent to China for processing, and then it will be sent back again.
U.S reared chicken was approved by the USDA, to be sent to China, where companies have made cheaper deals for the processing of our chicken, and after the processing it will be sent back to us, and it will all be as a cost cutting measure.
In the factories that the chicken is going to be processed will be Chinese, but there will be no U.S officials present in them, and when it arrives back, no country of origin label will be needed.
Looking at this process, there will be no confusion between the U.S chicken with other imported foreign meat, there simply won’t be any. Therefore this has caused many people to fear from the chicken meat, due to the problems we had with the Chinese meat not long ago, actually that meat used to cause food-borne illnesses and also avian influenza.
The thing that sending chicken to China, than process it over there, and send it back is cheaper than just process it in the U.S, really makes you to wonder how cheap is the labor force in China, and makes you wonder how they uphold their standards with their cheap labor force too.
Tom Super was interviewed for the National Chicken Council and he said:
“When you see it from an economic aspect, it will not make sense at all, it is just like: A company from China will by a lot of frozen chicken meat from the U.S, than it will pay a ton of money to ship it to China, unload the shipment, transport it to a processing factory, unpack it, process it, freeze it again, repack it before transporting, and transport it back from the place they took it from, which makes them to pay for another 7,000 miles to the U.S for shipment. And i do not know how anyone will make some profit out of this.”
But besides all of these things, the process is working successfully, and also seafood is being processed the same way.
The founder of Trident, Charles Bundrant, ships most of the seafood his company catches for processing to China, and he said:
“There are exactly 36 pin bones in a single slice of salmon, and the easiest way to get rid of them is by hand”, and he also said, “Something that would cost $1 per pound labor in the U.S, in China they will do it for only 20 cents.”