It's no secret that Europeans don't want to eat American chickens that have been dipped in chlorine as a way to clean them up for eating.
It has emerged as a big issue in the trade talks between the European Union and the United States. (The second round is set to begin on Oct. 7, by the way.)
And now comes word that some in the U.S. are a little wary of Chinese chickens.
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio wrote a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture last week, worrying that meats processed in Chinese facilities will be allowed to come to U.S. markets unmarked.
"Given the well-documented shortcoming of the Chinese food safety system, we shouldn't allow unmarked meat into our markets that is processed in Chinese facilities that are not subject to food safety inspections," Brown wrote. "This action could endanger the health and safety of American consumers and potentially undermines confidence in our nation's food safety standards."
No word from the chickens yet.