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New Report Uncovers Five Worst Contaminants in Chicken Products

Feces top the list of the Physicians Committee’s new Five Worst Contaminants in Chicken Products report. A billboard in Little Rock, Ark., last month warned consumers that chicken from Tyson Foods and other producers is often contaminated.

The Physicians Committee billboard, which featured a provocative image of a contaminated chicken carcass, asks “What is Tyson Hiding?” and directs people to www.FecalSoup.org.

What is Tyson Hiding? Contaminated. Find out at FecalSoup.org

A U.S. Department of Agriculture training video obtained by the Physicians Committee through the Freedom of Information Act reveals that the chicken slaughtering process ends with carcasses soaking in cold water—“fecal soup”—for up to one hour before being packaged for consumers.

In 2012, the Physicians Committee tested chicken products sold by 15 grocery store chains in 10 U.S. cities for the presence of fecal bacteria. Approximately half of the chicken samples tested positive.

The four other common contaminants in chicken products include toxic chemicals, superbugs, carcinogens, and cholesterol.

To read The Five Worst Contaminants in Chicken Products report, visit FecalSoup.org.
 



 
 

PCRM Online
August 2013

 
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