Pet Treats and Processed Chicken from China

Pet Treats and Processed Chicken from China : Concerns for American Consumers and Pets

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Sixty-two million households in the U.S. have a pet. We raise 83 million dogs, and 96 million cats. Many of us raise our animals almost like members of our families. It's troubling that we still do not know seven years in what's causing the deaths and illnesses of thousands of dogs. Recently major pet stores have announced they would stop selling dog and cat treats made in China following the deaths of 1,000 dogs, which may be linked to pet treats from China. Last year [2013], the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared that China is eligible to export processed cooked chicken to the United States, paving the way for chicken sourced in the United States to be shipped to China for processing and sold back to American consumers. Researchers are exploring the connection between the domestic outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus and China. These developments have highlighted concerns over the effectiveness of China's food safety regulation, the effectiveness of U.S. government regulation of imported foods from China, and the overall safety of such foods.
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 4.57mm | 254.01g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508790213
  • 9781508790211