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Old 06-06-2014, 11:53 AM
 
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P.S. Regardless who brought this to light I'm not eating anything from China, knowingly!
Looking at the glut of Chinese product in your local super market your likely to starve to death if you cut out the Chinese or east Asian stuff.stuff.. Most of the canned stuff now comes from Asia,almost all frozen seafood and many of the vegetables,
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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The chicken I buy has never been to China.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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No.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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uhh.... haven't you heard about the massive salmonella contamination in Foster Farm's processing centers? They're California-grown, raised & prepped... just to show how pathogenic bacteria knows no national boundaries. I've even heard that small-flock boutique farm-raised poultry from local SoCal farms harbor much higher levels of harmful bacteria than their peers in other areas of the country. I think it has to do with our mild climate & soil conditions.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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My family does not eat food from China.

We have a brand of chicken that is advertised as grown in the state. They process in the state, so maybe they will add "processed" in the state to their advertising?

My family eats home raised chicken because it is much better meat. However, the last batch I raised came in at $1.75 a pound and feed prices have doubled since then. The price of the chicks has also gone up steeply. So the next batch will be much more expensive to raise.

Some families don't have either the room or the money to raise their own.

I'm just going to guess, but probably the imported chicken is going to fast food places and not the meat counter of the local grocery store.

Note: it might not go all the way to China to be processed. Some countries run huge factories on ships. So the chicken might go 100 miles out to sea and be processed there and shipped back. All the garbage is dumped in the ocean and that cuts costs. Not good for the environment, but it a lot cheaper.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I won't knowingly buy any. I looked at the chicken in the freezer and none of it says where it's from/grown/processed. I won't even buy dog food from China.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:26 PM
 
Location: USA
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No problem. Why not chicken? I buy Baby Formula, dog food, toothpaste and car tires from China. Like they say "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger".


Besides, they executed all the guys that were responsible for the poisonous products that they sold here. It's all safe now. You can take the Chinese goverments word on it
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Since I vowed more than 5 years ago not to buy anything not made in USA unless absolutely necessary I've become a much more discriminate shopper. You would be surprised how hard it is to find clothing, shoes, household items NOT made in China. But I do draw the line at food. Wonder if my grocery store manager even knows where the chicken is processed?

I took this attitude not so much because of inferior products and quality control but because of loss of American jobs to overseas nations.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:48 PM
 
Location: USA
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Since I vowed more than 5 years ago not to buy anything not made in USA unless absolutely necessary I've become a much more discriminate shopper. You would be surprised how hard it is to find clothing, shoes, household items NOT made in China. But I do draw the line at food. Wonder if my grocery store manager even knows where the chicken is processed?

I took this attitude not so much because of inferior products and quality control but because of loss of American jobs to overseas nations.
Whats interesting is people who claim American products to be so inferior seem to have no problem buying even more inferior Chinese products
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I don't buy anything that is food from China. I know someone that said they would eat candy or food from China if it taste good.

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