MIXED REVIEWS GREET POULTRY LABELING RULE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- New regulations on the labeling of poultry received mixed reviews from trade and consumer associations last week.The groups were reacting to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture labeling change, handed down Aug. 24, that states only poultry that has never been chilled below 26 degrees may be labeled "fresh." As SN reported earlier, the new rule also stipulates that poultry that

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- New regulations on the labeling of poultry received mixed reviews from trade and consumer associations last week.

The groups were reacting to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture labeling change, handed down Aug. 24, that states only poultry that has never been chilled below 26 degrees may be labeled "fresh." As SN reported earlier, the new rule also stipulates that poultry that has been chilled below 26 degrees but above zero degrees must be labeled "hard chilled"

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