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Survey Says Near 80 Percent Believe Chicken Contains Added Hormones, Steroids

A new study released last week by the National Chicken Council shows nearly 80 percent of American consumers mistakenly believe that chicken contains added hormones or steroids when in fact no chicken sold or raised in the U.S. is given hormones or steroids. According to the survey conducted this year, 77 percent of consumers believed chickens contain added hormones and 73 percent surveyed believed antibiotics are present in most chicken meat. However, the Council says USDA has banned all hormones and steroids in poultry since the 1950s and that USDA regulates withdrawal periods to ensure no meat bought in-store contains antibiotics or antibiotic residue. The study also found that 78 percent of the consumers surveyed believe chickens are genetically modified. However, that’s far from the case, as the only approved genetically modified meat just came recently for salmon. To recognize and respond to these concerns, NCC announced the launch of Chicken Check In, which provides answers to questions about chicken production. Find it online at Chicken Check dot in (www.ChickenCheck.in