CHICKEN - FRESH OR FROZEN?

Fresh or Frozen?         
According to USDA regulations, the term fresh on a poultry label refers to any raw poultry product that has never been below 26° F.

Raw poultry held at 0° F or below must be labeled frozen or previously frozen.

No specific labeling is required on raw poultry stored at temperatures between 0-25° F. - it does not have to be labeled as frozen.

Think about that - if vegetables, beef, pies, or any other product is kept at 0-25° F. it is frozen. But not chicken. It may be hard as a rock, but it does not have to be labeled frozen unless it is held below 0° F.!
Using this standard, the ice cubes in the average home refrigerator would not be called frozen!
 

 

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