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Old 09-04-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Bye Bye Chicken Nuggets

At least at our house.

When the grands come to visit there will no longer be chicken nuggets.

This is not only a stupid thing to do, it's disgusting.

So much for helping the American economy and so much for protecting the American people !

Don't Trust a Chicken Nugget That's Visited China - Yahoo! Finance
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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I read that this morning, and I am disgusted. Chinese chicken products have already killed American pets--so now we are going to give it to our children?

That fact that the imported product does not have to be labeled as such is a travesty as well.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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I agree. The FDA has well-documented information on tainted chicken dog treats (the freeze-dried chicken breasts). This has also been featured on various documentary shows in Canada and the US. Because the chicken is shipped to China for processing, most of the chicken dog treats sold in Canada are labeled as being produced in the US--the chickens were, but the processing was done in China.

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Shame on the US poultry industry for shipping slaughtered chickens to China (I mean, really, is that necessary? Oh, right, cheaper labor, fewer regulations). I doubt the consumer will see a drop in prices for these products at the supermarket.

It seems to me KFC in China had issues with the chicken received from Chinese poultry producers not long ago.

It must be possible to find out which producers are sending chicken to China for processing and avoid those brands in stores.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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That just goes to show you how screwed up our country is, when we can slaughter a chicken, ship it to China for processing, then import it back instead of keeping the whole operation here.
And yet we complain about rising food costs... rightfully so, but this is what happens.
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I reckon I will be marking any precooked or frozen prepared chicken off my list....wait a minute...it ain't on my list.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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First the chickens, next it will be your Smithfield hams. There is a Chinese company that is trying to bid to buy the company. Smithfield Hams are an American Institution.
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Yep, I really became worried after I heard about the Smithfield deal. Is it a done deal or are they still negotiating?
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I reckon I will be marking any precooked or frozen prepared chicken off my list....wait a minute...it ain't on my list.
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The idea of purchasing chicken that has been (a) slaughter in NA, (b) shipped to China for processing, (c) processed in China, (d) shipped back to NA for sale bothers me. In my mind, China is thousands of miles away and the fuel to move the chicken from point A to point B back to point A and then to market is unnecessary. Since when did chicken have to be processed in Asia? Makes one long for the days when one could go to the local butcher and get a fresh chicken...
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Makes one long for the days when one could go to the local butcher and get a fresh chicken...
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