Know What’s In Your Chicken
"ALL NATURAL" LABELING
We all know what the word “Natural” means. When it comes to fresh meat and poultry, the USDA even defines the term as: “a product containing no artificial ingredient or added color and is only minimally processed.” But did you know some chickens being sold at grocery stores have been “enhanced” or altered by adding sodium, water, additives and other ingredients…and they’re still being called Natural.
Nine out of ten (91%) people surveyed believe that natural chicken should not contain any added ingredients. If you agree, you can take action today by telling the USDA: If its not 100% chicken…it’s not natural.
The sodium that is added is 822% greater than the amount that exists in natural chicken! Directly out of the package, a single serving of this altered chicken contains over 25% of the recommended daily allowance of sodium for a healthy adult. What’s worse, more than half of all people surveyed don’t even know it’s in there. But they would… if the ingredients on the label were printed in a size the average person could read.
To add insult to injury, the US government estimates that consumers spend $2 billion per year buying salt water at chicken prices. These manufacturers are “pumping up” their profits by selling salt water and additives instead of 100% natural chicken. We’re committed to the truthful labeling of fresh natural chicken.
That’s why we’re committed to:
- Urging the USDA to only allow 100% natural chicken (with no additives) to be labeled as Natural.
- Urging the USDA to require that all ingredients be printed in the label in a size that can be read by the average consumer.
If you’re concerned about feeding your family only natural chicken, get involved today.