USA: USDA moisture rule adds nothing to food safety, chicken council says
The rule on moisture retention in raw meat and poultry products announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture adds nothing to the already high level of food safety in raw chicken, according to the National Chicken Council. "The retention of a small amount of moisture in the finished product is an unavoidable consequence of an important food safety procedure, and the new rule is simply not a food safety improvement as claimed by USDA," NCC said.
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