In the US, where corned-beef and chillies are not only a popular culinary accompaniment, but also a staple in many fast food chains, the US Department of Agriculture has been cracking down on food that’s labeled as corned meat or “chicken” to make it more sustainable and more humanely produced.
The USDA says corned meats can be produced from chicken and beef by using a process called metallotrophy.
In this process, a chicken is separated from the fat of the chicken and the rest of the animal by using chemical processes to convert its proteins into amino acids.
The process then converts the fatty tissue to a meat called chicken fat.
The fatty tissue is then mixed with water, salt and yeast and the result is the final product of the process is called chicken stock.
The US Food and Drug Administration has since issued an official ban on using “chickens” and “chile peppers” to create meat products for the US market.
In a statement, the USDA said it was “reconsidering” its decision and that it is currently “reviewing” a proposal that would allow the use of chicken and other animal products as ingredients for processed meats.
The agency said it will continue to work with companies that want to make this transition.
A spokesman for the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service told Reuters the agency had been working on the issue for some time and had considered whether to move forward.
The move by the USDA could help to curb the growing market for chicken, which is now worth $14 billion a year in the US.