WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Fake noodles. Fake eggs. Fake beef.
Recent media reports show that some Chinese companies have been manufacturing fake food using both organic and inorganic ingredients. These fake food have yet to find their way to America (or have they, already?)
Well, fake chicken from China may soon hit the shelves and refrigerated sections of U.S. supermarkets, and the U.S. government may have had a hand in it.
In 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave four Chinese companies approval to export cooked poultry products to the United States. But it was largely a symbolic move.
That’s because the only chickens that China can legally export to the United States must first be imported from countries that have USDA approved poultry standards. America, Canada and Chile are the only countries that make the grade.
So some enterprising Chinese food manufacturers import USDA-approved chicken from the U.S., sell them locally at extremely profitable margins, then produce fake chicken to export back to the U.S.
Looks like China did put one over the United States.
For Filipinos in the U.S., their chicken adobo may never taste the same again…