On Tuesday, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)  held a Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) to discuss the safety issues of processed poultry and pet treats from China.  Senator Brown serves as CECC chairman and Rep. Smith as co-chair.   “Americans want to know where their foods come from and want to make sure that everything is being done to keep it safe,” Senator Brown said in his opening statement.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending June 14 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 157,250,000 broilers, a 1-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

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