According to the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are about million pounds of rat meat sold as boneless chicken wings in restaurants and stores throughout the USA!
This comes after numerous illegal shipping containers were seized by customs at the Port of San Francisco. When the inspectors opened them, they were full of rat meat that was supposed to be distributed across America and sold as chicken meat! According to a report, the meat was confiscated and should be destroyed by the authorities.
However, the FDA warns that there may be 1 000 000 pounds of the fake rat meat still in circulation, so be careful about your choice of food
Do you remember what you ate for Super Bowl? Did you have chicken wings or rat wings? This article caught my attention because I am a big fan of chicken wings.
Well, apparently customs at the Port of San Francisco seized several illegal containers originating from China that contained rat meat being passed off for chicken wings.
The Super Bowl is a period where chicken wings are in high demand and where restaurants and grocery stores often face a penury” explains FDA inspector, Ronald Jones. “This is where the illegal market comes in. Although there is nothing about consuming rat meat if it is properly cooked, United States laws prohibit the import and sales of rat meat as a comestible item,” he adds.