China exported cooked poultry meat to the U.S. for the first time, signifying that thecountry has reached an international standard of poultry processing and qualitysupervision.
Shipment of cooked poultry meat processed by Changguang Food Plant, which operatesunder the Nine-Alliance Group, a food factory based in Qingdao, a city in east China’sShandong province, arrived on June 26 in the U.S., according to the Shandong Entry-ExitInspection and Quarantine Bureau.
The quarantine bureau attaches great attention to the export. Before the meat left thefactory, quality-related documents and production activities were carefully inspected inorder to make sure they meet the requirements of the U.S. side and the GeneralAdministration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine, China’s top qualitywatchdog.
The cooked poultry meat will be lab tested when it arrives in the U.S., which is inaccordance with the regulations of both countries.
The U.S. officially recognized that China has food production and food safety supervisionsystems that are equivalent to its own in March 2016. China-grown poultry will beauthorized to enter the U.S. market after the latter enacts a law to officially approve theimport.