Michigan State Suspends License Over Smuggled Chinese Poultry

MICHIGAN - State officials suspended the license Thursday of a Troy poultry wholesaler who is suspected of selling illegally smuggled Chinese poultry to Asian restaurants and grocery stores in southeast Michigan since early June.

Michigan Department of Agriculture Director Mitch Irwin said the action effectively shut down operations of the Tinsway Company, on East Maple Road in Troy, where state and federal inspectors found mislabeled poultry that may be from areas of China where avian flu is present.

Irwin said state and county inspectors hope by Friday afternoon to finish inspecting 65 Asian grocery stores and 35 Chinese restaurants.

Source: Detroit Free Press
calendar icon 14 July 2006
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