WASHINGTON (FNS) -- When should chicken be labeled "fresh"? The Agriculture Department wants to know and is soliciting public comment at three hearings scheduled for this month in Modesto, Calif.; Atlanta and here. The federal government has been wrangling with the "fresh" issue since last year after California enacted a law banning the description from being used on poultry that has ever been kept at or below 25 degrees Fahrenheit, or the point when poultry freezes. Acting on a lawsuit ...

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