Chinese chicken exports worry Congress

US - Despite its ongoing battle with the deadly avian influenza virus, China is on track to begin exporting processed, cooked chicken to the United States this month for the first time.

But members of Congress, concerned about public health, are looking to prevent those exports from reaching the United States.

The House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee unanimously voted last week for an amendment that would block China from being allowed to export chicken to this country.

The amendment was attached to the 2007 agricultural spending bill, which provides funding for the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service, which authorizes countries to begin exports.

Source: Delaware Online
calendar icon 9 May 2006
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