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.

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