Fast-growth, antibiotic-fed chicken for KFC, McDonalds
Shanxi Suhai Group has recently attracted farmers to breed chicken for it, claiming in its advertisement that it provides them with technology for quick growth of chickens able to be used by restaurants in 45 days. They say that they will purchase as many chickens as the farmers are able to breed, as they have KFC, McDonald’s and large supermarket chains as their customers.
However, farmers have to use the chicken feed prepared by the group.
It turns out that the group uses lots of industrial salt, choline chloride and antibiotics in preparing the feed. Its feed plant is so stinking that its smell causes nausea to people far away from the plant.
Workers in the plant said that some additives are mixed in the feed. They do not know what they are but are sure they are harmful to human health as all the flies die when they come near the plant. They say that young people dare not work in the plant.
However, the group argues that the industrial salt is used to soften the water, while choline chloride is a nutritious food additive allowed by the state.
As for antibiotics, chicken farmers say that they are required to breed 5,000 chickens in one shed. Chickens easily become sick in a shed with such density. Therefore, the chickens are constantly fed with antibiotics.
However, the group argues that feeding chickens with antibiotics is just like giving patents antibiotics as medicine to cure their diseases. It stresses that the effect to human health is “negligible.”
We all know patients are given antibiotics only when necessary and it’s harmful for healthy people to take antibiotics. Abusive use of antibiotics is very harmful, but the group simply does not care as long as it can make profit.
Posted on February 15, 2013, in buisiness, China, Government, Health, International affairs and tagged Antibacterial, ANTIBIOTIC, CHICKEN, China, CHOLINE CHLORIDE, food, Food and Drug Administration, Health, Hong Kong, INDUSTRIAL SALT, KFC, MCDONALD, SHANXI SHUHAI GROUP, Yum Brands. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.