The USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) has assured consumers of a safe, highly nutritious and quality American imported chicken in the country.

“The United States is the largest food producer in the world, producing safe, high-quality chicken and ensuring a safety product for you and your family,” the Council said in a press statement.

This is as a response to doubts associated with the quality of imported poultry in Ghana.

USAPEEC touts itself for the production of high-quality American poultry and egg products which are exported throughout the world.

It also indicated that all U.S. poultry for export and local consumption is inspected and approved by the U.S. Department of Agricultures’ (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Assuring the Ghanaian market and consumers, the organisation also added that, all U.S. chicken imports into Ghana is inspected by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services and the Ghana Food and Drug Authority.

It also attributed the U.S. chicken naturally large and plump thanks to good breeding, proper nutrition, rigorous veterinary care and excellent living conditions.

“American chicken is a good source of niacin (vitamin B3), which aids in metabolism; vitamin B6, important to immune system and blood sugar level maintenance; biotin (vitamin B7), which helps cell growth; and vitamin B12, which is involved in the nerve cell and red blood cell maintenance.”

“Superior breeding stock, advanced feeding techniques and stringent controls mean that U.S. chickens are plump, tender, often exceptionally large, which is why the U.S. is renowned for producing among the best poultry in the world.”

These products, according to USAPEEC is produced in a highly regulated, controlled and hygienic facilities.

It added that the product is frozen to maintain optimal quality and nutritional value, and are shipped to import destinations under carefully-controlled cold chain conditions.