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Old 06-06-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Now I am wondering about chicken sausages and chicken lunchmeat. Does anyone know the story on those?
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm no Dr. Oz fan either BUT - it is now legal to ship our chicken over to China for processing and then shipped back here.

This is done under the well-known brand name and there is nothing to alert the consumer to the fact that the chicken was processed in China.

Since their food safety standards are well behind ours - it certainly is a concern to a lot of people.
I think we all have to remember, it is almost impossible to buy nothing but "made in America", whether food, cars, cloths, whatever. I was shopping yesterday and saw 2 brands of Frog Legs in the frozen fish chest: One said: product of China, the other, manufactured by such and such seafood company, Jacksonville, Fl. I did buy it, but I have no idea where is was actually processed.

I will also add, I remember back about 2 or 3 months ago when the subject of shipping chickens to China came up, both here and a huge article in our local paper. What it boiled down to was: yes, we are shipping chickens to China, but they are not being processed and shipped back. They might be processed and shipped elsewhere I am not sure. I vaguely remember the story. I think the good Dr. Oz is taking that story and turning it around to fit his needs.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:30 AM
 
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Remember, it is processed chicken (chicken nuggets, canned chicken, etc.) and not the whole chicken or parts that one would purchase in the fresh meat department of a grocery store. Whole chicken or parts that are sold in meat departments should indicate something about the country of origin - like Tilapia which is why I stopped buying it (I noticed the "product of China" labeling on the package).

At this time if you ONLY eat whole chicken or parts, I would not ruffle my feathers too much.
naturen, thank you for writing this

it is processed chicken,,NOT FRESH CHICKEN PARTS YOU WILL SEE IN THe GROCERY STORES- what I wrote earlier..
not FRESH CHICKEN
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:32 AM
 
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No. I will not buy food from China. I would prefer not to buy anything made in China! It is unfortunate how everything is made in China now so it is hard to avoid buying these products.

I don't live in the US and yet I would like to see more "Made in USA" products which I equate to quality. I do not mind paying a bit higher as long as I know that what I bought is safe and of good quality.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:36 AM
 
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I think we all have to remember, it is almost impossible to buy nothing but "made in America", whether food, cars, cloths, whatever. I was shopping yesterday and saw 2 brands of Frog Legs in the frozen fish chest: One said: product of China, the other, manufactured by such and such seafood company, Jacksonville, Fl. I did buy it, but I have no idea where is was actually processed.

I will also add, I remember back about 2 or 3 months ago when the subject of shipping chickens to China came up, both here and a huge article in our local paper. What it boiled down to was: yes, we are shipping chickens to China, but they are not being processed and shipped back. They might be processed and shipped elsewhere I am not sure. I vaguely remember the story. I think the good Dr. Oz is taking that story and turning it around to fit his needs.

lol. some of you Americans really need to learn economy 101. Market demand for chicken in China is far exceeding the domestic supply and thus china has to import thousands tonnes of meat from other countries. The current market price for 1KG chicken is about 5 dollar per KG. Why would any American company import chicken from china (and pay both import and export taxes?).

Enjoy the current cheap chinese products just for now, as manufacturing factories are slowly moving out to other countries due to higher labor wage in China. In next 10 years. most of your Americans working class can't even offord things that are made in china anymore. lol. Of course, if you have money, you can alway by high quality products from Europe.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:37 AM
 
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NO!

Read your labels on food. All of them, every time. More food than you think comes from China, India and other places, often developing countries. Apple juice, canned mushrooms, canned vegetables, and frozen foods as well as prepared foods(dips, corn products) are just a few examples. Dollar stores carry a line of Italian-style jarred foods that look authentic, but are imported from China. Elaborate holiday chocolates that require some work are often from China. NO THANKS! If I want a real treat, I go to the local chocolate maker for the best chocolates ever. They aren't cheap, but it is a treat, so three times a year it is okay. Even a large, well-known chocolate company is now making its candies in a country from which I'd rather not buy food. YUCK. I don't buy them.

When at a food trade show some years ago I was surprised to learn that when a food product (canned soup, for example) is created and labeled, the manufacturer does NOT have to list the origin of the various ingredients in the soup! And you would be surprised at the many foods that are produced in China.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:39 AM
 
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Now I am wondering about chicken sausages and chicken lunchmeat. Does anyone know the story on those?
If it doesn't say on the label, contact the company and demand answers. I do this for ALL the food I purchase.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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NO!

Read your labels on food. All of them. More food than you think comes from China, India and other places, often developing countries. Apple juice, canned mushrooms and frozen foods are just a few examples. Dollar stores carry a line of Italian-style jarred foods that look authentic, but are imported from China.

When at a food trade show some years ago I was surprised to learn that when a food product (canned soup, for example) is created and labeled, the manufacturer does NOT have to list the origin of the various ingredients in the soup! And you would be surprised at the many foods that are produced in China.
what makes you think they do not process it here in the USA? You are basing your idea on something a TV doctor claimed? I happen to believe almost all our chicken is processed here except for some to chicken by products. That isn't pure chicken and I try to stay away form processed foods as much as possible. None of us can always buy the right thing, especially if we are living on a budget. I think most of us, who post here do read our labels.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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In next 10 years. most of your Americans working class can't even offord things that are made in china anymore. lol. Of course, if you have money, you can alway by high quality products from Europe.
My family goes out of the way to never purchase things made in China now, or any item that is imported. So, if they stop sending their poorly made crap here that is fine with me! I'd rather buy something second hand. More people than you might imagine feel the same way. And when I have the money, I don't buy European, I buy American.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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I hate to buy anything from China.
Lots of people have this line of rational but it seems every big box store i see has a parking lot full of cars from customers who just cant get enough Chinese/east Asian made products.
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