Tuesday, September 28, 2010

US to appeal China's new tariffs

The group that represents the nation's chicken exporters says U.S. producers did not sell their products at unfairly low prices in China and plans to appeal new tariffs imposed by China.

The Chinese government says that its investigation found that U.S. chicken products are being sold at low prices which undermine the local market. New import duties ranging from 50.3 percent to as much as 105.4 percent will take effect Monday and last for five years.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Woman finds chicken head in take-out wings order

A woman in Toronto found a chicken head in take-out wings order. The woman allegedly found a deep-fried chicken head in her order of take-out wings from the Wild Goose Bar & Grill in Etobicoke, according to a report in the Toronto Sun. Toronto Public Health officials say as long as the head was properly cooked, there's nothing illegal about selling chicken heads in Ontario.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

China imposes duties on US chicken

China has imposed anti-subsidy duties for five years on imports of chicken from the US. Importers must pay tariff rates ranging from 4 percent to 30.3 percent on U.S. broiler or chicken products, starting Aug. 30, the ministry announced. The ministry said producers benefited from government subsidies that lowered feed prices and hurt Chinese competitors.