Ohio Sen. Presses USDA On Chinese-Chicken Import Plan

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, questioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday as to whether agency inspectors would be present at the Chinese facilities recently allowed to export poultry to the U.S., joining a chorus of criticism over the approvals.

Brown sent a letter to the USDA relating his concerns about the agency's Aug. 30 announcement that four Chinese processors have been cleared to export processed poultry that is heat-treated or cooked to the U.S., as long as the birds originate in the U.S. or another...
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