Well, because the U.S Department of Agriculture recently permitted four chicken processing plants in China to import poultry raised and slaughtered in the United States for further processing. These chickens will be shipped back to the United States and sold in all supermarket across the country. Well, the bad thing about these processed chickens it that they won’t need a country-of-origin label and no United States inspectors will be on site to inspect the meat before it is shipped back to the United States for human consumption.
This is really serious and it causes a great concern to all food-safety experts who are worried about the quality of chicken processed in county infamous for avian influenza and food-borne diseases. Tom Super, at the National Chicken Council, claims that this is not economically viable. He says it’s because these companies will buy frozen chicken in the United States, ship it to China, unload it, then take it to a processing factory, unpack it, cut it up, process or cook it, freeze it, repack it, transport it back to a shipping port and ship it back to the United States.