Skip to comments.Senator Pryor Helps Shape Rules for Chinese Poultry Imports
Posted on 09/25/2009 3:06:23 PM PDT by Dysart
Continued concerns about Chinese products being sold in the U.S. now include poultry.
Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor was recognized in Washington today for his work on an agriculture appropriations bill that focuses on the use of appropriated funds from the Department of Agriculture for potential imports of poultry products from China.
"Food safety and trade are not mutually exclusive, and are in fact very important to the economy of Arkansas. We can have both as long as the USDA can do its job of policing imports to make sure they meet our food safety standards. Our agreement enables the government to protect Americans from unsafe foods under a rigorous and scientific process, while also giving China the same treatment as all other nations who seek to ship their meat and poultry products to the US," Pryor said in a statement. "I appreciate Representative Rosa DeLauros strong leadership on public health, and the USDAs efforts to help forge a positive outcome on this matter."
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today commended Pryor and other conferees on the bill, led by Rep. DeLauro, chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.
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You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'
Anyway, no thanks. And I gave up turkey so time ago...just lost the taste for it. I'll not take my chances here.
Lots of talk.
Now walk the walk.
How can we know what poultry is from China and can we rely on
supposedly local farms to get our meat from?
If you value your health stay away from Chinese foodstuffs.
Come to think of it stay away from Chinese anything! If it's made in China you don't need it.
The question I have is why are we importing chicken from China? We don’t have enough chicken ranches here?
Easy. Chinese chicken say, "brawk-brawk-brawk-brawk!"
Why on earth would we import chickens from China?
The Chinese are our pals...
Because they work for chickenfeed over there.
Actually my relatives have a chicken farm and I think they raise for Pilgrim’s Pride but they’re too far away and I’m just waiting for the axe to fall on them. I think “they” want to rid America of all private farms in the long run.
It will be, if not already against the law to own chickens on private farms.
Anyone know about other PP or Tyson chicken local farms?
Tyson money was a big reason we got Clinton as president. I won't buy anything they make. I don't want to buy any food or vitamins from China. How can I tell?
Talapia is from China?!!! Damn!
I think my garlic is from china too.
It’s hard to find fresh vegetables at local stores like Kroger, Giant Eagle, etc. that are from the States. On the other hand...we’re at risk eating USA meats and vegetables too....they’ve all been pee’d on, crapped on, picked or processed by “3rd world” illegal aliens.
The only difference, for me, is that China seems intent on poisoning so much of what we get from them, including pet and baby/child products.
Wouldn’t surprise me. Also, a majority of raw food ingredients, fillers, and drugs originate from there...you’d be hard pressed to avoid anything Chinese made these days unless you were very diligent. Maybe obsessive. It’s just that chicken is fairly risky business anyway, and the additive Chinese risk is just not a good bet imo.
AR Senator Pryor pushed this because AR exports whole chickens to China and the tire tariff thingy has created some uncertainty.
But only a few months ago we had pets dying from tainted food from China. This doesn’t sound good to me.
Yes, that involved wheat gluten. We export wheat to China and import wheat gluten. Similarly, we export raw pork to China and import processed pork.
Should we feel confident about the end product?