“It has been no secret that China has wanted to export chicken to the U.S. in exchange for reopening its market for beef from the U.S. that has been closed since 2003 due to the diagnosis of a cow in Washington State with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease. Today’s audit report reveals yet again that USDA is willing to allow trade to trump food safety” -Food and Water Watch’ Executive Director Wenonah Hauter


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By BILL TOMSON and TARINI PARTI | 8/30/13 1:40 PM EDT
U.S. officials have given the thumbs-up to four Chinese poultry plants, paving the way for the country to send processed chicken to American markets, according to audit reports obtained by POLITICO.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/audit-gives-china-green-light-to-process-us-chicken-96091.html#ixzz2dZNwCWEl

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