Brine in chicken is theft on a grand scale

2016-09-21 06:00

THE South African Poultry Producers’ Association ought to be brought before the Competition Commission with regards to the content of brine injected into frozen chickens.

It might have been academic all these years, but now, with foreign imports making an entrance in the South African market, the public is only too aware of the content of water being pumped into chickens to increase their weight.

Chicken is the cheapest form of poultry for the poorest consumers, but if these poor consumers have to pay for up to 40% frozen water in each chicken, then this is grand theft happening on a massive scale.

We do need to protect local industry and local jobs, but many people do not know that 40% of their chicken consists of water.

All brined foreign imports should also be banned in the interests of the consumers.


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