USA: USDA forces poultry processors to show water content of raw chickens
New rules introduced by the Agricultural Department will mean that poultry processors will have to disclose the water content of their raw products. The rule issued by outgoing Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, means that the USDA will hold the poultry industry to the same strict standards on water retention as the meatpacking industry. The new rule also requires processors to justify the presence of any water at all.
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