USDA SETS TEMPERATURE LEVEL FOR FRESH BIRDS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarkets will only be able to sell chicken or turkey labeled fresh if the poultry has never been chilled below 26 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture intended to settle a long-standing argument over whether a bird that was once partially frozen can legitimately be called fresh.For their part, supermarket operators are in

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarkets will only be able to sell chicken or turkey labeled fresh if the poultry has never been chilled below 26 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture intended to settle a long-standing argument over whether a bird that was once partially frozen can legitimately be called fresh.

For their part, supermarket operators are in support of the change.

"I think what many retailers were concerned about was t

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