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Arsenic in Poultry Meat: Is it time to Chicken Out?

Arsenic in Poultry Meat: Is it time to Chicken Out?

Controversy isn’t new when it comes to packaged foods these days. First, there was the ‘Maggi’ ban in India, and now the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has admitted that 70% of chickens sold in the USA contain arsenic!

Arsenic rings synonymous with poison and is commonly used in rat poison, weed killers, and in manufacturing glass. It found its way into chicken meat through the feed additive Roxarsone (arsenic-based animal drug as termed by the FDA), the poultry industry uses to promote growth, increase weight, kill stomach parasites, and simultaneously improve the color of chicken meat.