The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has reaffirmed the equivalence of the food safety inspection system for processed poultry in China, enabling the Asian nation to certify plants to export processed poultry product to the United States.
Although China has received approval to export processed poultry products to the U.S., the raw poultry used for these products must originate in the U.S. or Canada. Currently, no companies in China have been certified to export processed poultry product to the U.S.
FSIS is also currently auditing China’s slaughter inspection system. At this time, no chickens raised or slaughtered in China can be shipped to the U.S.