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April 6, 2012

Arsenic and Other Compounds Not Fed to Chickens

The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to a New York Times opinion piece, “Arsenic in our chicken,” and refuted the findings of recent studies that claim to have found certain chemical and antimicrobial residues in chicken feather meal:

“As the study’s authors point out, this study looked only at feathers, not meat.  If consumers were to take away one message from the findings, it should be from the researchers themselves: ‘We haven’t found anything that is an immediate health concern.’

“The top priority for America’s chicken farmers and processors is to raise healthy, top quality birds, because doing so is not only an ethical obligation, it is the foundation of a safe and wholesome chicken supply. Read more

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