July 3, 2017
China made a trade breakthrough after it exported cooked poultry meat to the US for the first time. This was seen to signify that the country has reached an international standard of poultry processing and quality supervision, according to China's People's Daily.
Shipment of cooked poultry meat processed by Changguang Food Plant arrived last June 26 in the US, according to the Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. The food plant operates under the Nine-Alliance Group, a food factory based in Qingdao, a city in east China's Shandong province.
According to the quarantine bureau, before the meat left the factory, quality-related documents and production activities were adequately inspected to make sure they met the requirements of the US side and China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
Cooked poultry meat from China will undergo lab test when it arrives in the US, to comply with the regulations of both countries.
According to the news report, the US officially recognised in March last year that China has food production and food safety supervision systems that are equivalent to its own.
China-grown poultry will also be authorised to enter the US market after the latter enacts a law to officially approve the import.