This has been in several news blogs lately I thought I would share it. The sodium injection was first brought to my attention by RAYLINSTEPHENS. Here is the quiz:
True or false:
1 All chickens labeled "100 percent natural" are just chicken, nothing added.
2 If you read the small print, about half of the chickens sold as "100 percent natural" have been injected with broth and salt.
3 USDA rules allow chicken processors to inject chickens with water, broth and sodium and still label them as natural.
4 Some enhanced chickens (broth-injected) contain as much as 330 mg of sodium.
5 A chicken that has not been enhanced generally contains 40 to 65 mg of sodium.
6 Some natural chickens have carrageenan on the ingredients list. Carrageenan is a seaweed product, and therefore qualifies as natural.
7 Injections increase the weight of the chicken, so consumers pay more for protein they aren't getting.
8 If the label on the chicken has a Heart Check symbol, it indicates that the chicken has not been injected with sodium.
9 Consumers can tell if a chicken has any injected ingredients by reading the ingredients listed on the label.
SOURCES: Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest; Truthful Labeling Coalition; California Poultry Federation
ANSWERS: 1. False; 2. True; 3. True; 4. True; 5. True; 6. True; 7. True; 8. False; 9. True
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