The “our beef for your chicken deal” hatched by President Donald Trump with the People’s Republic of China last May appears to be on track.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) yesterday quietly released the final audit report showing China’s  inspection system for poultry processing is equivalent to U.S. systems and standards. An onsite review was conducted from July 11-22, 2016.

At the moment, China may export cooked poultry products that are only processed and packaged but not slaughtered in the PRC. It first must purchase the raw chickens from the United States, Canada or Chile.

USDA released the
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Hillview Meat Processor in Ottawa has recalled raw pork and pork organ products from the marketplace for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports. The recall was triggered by findings of the CFIA, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry  investigation into an Alberta  outbreak involving at least 14 confirmed E. coli infections earlier this month. porkorgans_406x250The CFIA is continuing that food safety investigation, and says  the recall of other products remains possible. The agency says consumers should not consume and food service establishments, retailers, distributors and manufacturers in Alberta, should not serve, use,
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