USDA SOLICITS 'FRESH' CHICKEN IDEAS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- When should chicken be labeled "fresh"?The Agriculture Department wants to know and is soliciting public comment at three hearings scheduled for this month in Modesto, Calif.; Atlanta and here.The federal government has been wrangling with the "fresh" issue since last year after California enacted a law banning the description from being used on poultry that has ever been kept

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- When should chicken be labeled "fresh"?

The Agriculture Department wants to know and is soliciting public comment at three hearings scheduled for this month in Modesto, Calif.; Atlanta and here.

The federal government has been wrangling with the "fresh" issue since last year after California enacted a law banning the description from being used on poultry that has ever been kept at or below 25 degrees Fahrenheit, or the point when poultry freezes.

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