WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Poultry can no longer be labeled "fresh" if it has ever been chilled below 26 degrees F during the distribution process, according to a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under current regulations, raw poultry can still be labeled as fresh even if its internal temperature is a chilly zero degrees. Under the proposal, poultry that has ever been between zero and 26 degrees would have to have a label signaling that it was "previously frozen." "Consumers ...

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