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Giant Food, following a voluntary recall by Perdue Farms, announced it is recalling Perdue's "All Natural Perfect Portions" chicken because of potential allergens. Product treated with seasonings was accidentally packaged as all natural, and the packaging does not list the seasonings as ingredients.external image perdue1.jpg

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Perdue Chicken 100% all-natural?!

“Foster Farms is pleased to have Perdue join the coalition. Both Foster Farms and Perdue share an unwavering tradition of producing high quality, natural fresh chicken and we welcome their support in the campaign for truthful labeling,” said Ron Foster, chief executive officer of Foster Farms.
“We’re delighted to have Perdue join the Truthful Labeling Coalition,” said Lampkin Butts, president of Sanderson Farms. “Their help in our effort to encourage USDA to put consumers first when making labeling decisions will be vital and we welcome it.”
Committed to the truthful labeling of fresh chicken, the TLC has led an aggressive campaign to urge the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enforce its existing labeling rules to allow only 100 percent natural chicken, with no additives such as saltwater or seaweed extract, to be labeled as “100% all natural,” and has championed the requirement that all added ingredients be prominently displayed on the label. In addition, the organization is challenging the USDA’s inconsistent and contradictory decisions on “raised without antibiotics” claims made on labels.
“We are troubled by the USDA’s lack of clarity and consistency regarding both the ‘100% all natural’ and ‘raised without antibiotics’ claims, which is why we decided to lend our support to the TLC’s efforts,” said Jim Perdue, the third-generation head of privately held Perdue Farms.



Video on History of Perdue Farms:
http://www.perdue.com/company/commitments/video.html
Interview:
http://www.pbs.org/w++++gbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/interviews/perdue.html

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