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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 0:48:25 to 0:51:10
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Rosa L. DeLauro

0:48:21 to 0:48:43( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: but certainly if the gentlewoman would like to, we've had a -- but -- ms. delauro: we have had a discussion about it over time and i think the gentleman knows my position on this issue and my position has not changed in a number of years. and it's my view that the decisions about the importation

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:48:25 to 0:51:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rosa L. DeLauro

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:48:44 to 0:49:04( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: of food products from china are a public health not be entangled in trade discussions. and i understand that chinese officials are suggesting a quid pro quo, if you will, and they're trying to link the exportation of poultry

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:49:05 to 0:49:27( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: with reopening u.s. beef to the people's republic of china. those talks in my view should be separate and distinct. it is clear, my reason for -- my position in this area has to do with the public health of this nation.

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:49:28 to 0:49:48( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: it is clear that the 2006 fsis declaration that china's safety and in quote, equivalent to the u.s. system for processed poultry products was bed on trade goals from a public health and safety perspective -- goals.

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:49:49 to 0:50:10( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: from a public health and safety perspective, equivalentsy was granted in the face of overwhelming evidence of contamination in chinese processing plants and in chinese slaughter houses. therefore, in my on poultry products from china

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:50:11 to 0:50:34( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: must be maintained and while usda does have a process as you pointed out in place, that process in making a determination of equivalentsy for the in china was flawed and was broken and has not worked.

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:50:35 to 0:50:56( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: you understand this, intends to undertake a thorough review of convened h equivalentsy process in general and what we will examine are audits of inspection, onsight review -- onsite reviews of facilities, other control operations, increased level of information sharing programs -- port entry inspection and

Rosa L. DeLauro

0:50:57 to 0:51:12( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: information sharing programs with other countries. i look forward to continuing th you as the committee moves forward with its examination but in the meantime the limitation

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