Wednesday, July 8, 2009

U.S. chicken feet are being kicked out of China

China and the United States are in the middle of trade war over chicken in which Beijing has halted imports worth millions of dollars, much of which is chicken feet.
The United States is considering extending a U.S. ban on imports of Chinese chicken products because of all those food safety concerns.
The ban has angered the Chinese and now, according to U.S. exporters, Beijing has stopped imports of U.S. chicken. (if China has chicken and the U.S. has chicken, why trade chicken?)

Regardless, China is a huge market for U.S. chicken feet, purchasing $280 million worth, in 2008, according to the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council, a trade group.
In China, chicken feet are popular in soups, stews, and as snack items, but very few are sold in the United States.
(chicken feet are used in Voodoo, if that helps)