Target: National Chicken Council
Goal: Ensure that we are only consuming pure chicken meat
A recent study showed that in two different fast-food chains in Jackson, Mississippi, the chicken nuggets are only 50-60% real chicken muscle. The remainder was fat, blood vessels, nerves, cartilage and bone. It has long been speculated that some companies use an artificial composition of various chicken parts and advertise it as all white meat chicken, but these recent reports prove that these speculations are well founded.
The National Chicken Council was unimpressed that the sample size was so small and said that if consumers wanted to know more about what was in their chicken, then they should read the nutritional information on the packaging. The problem is, many restaurants do not post nutritional information and even if they do, they may still advertise their artificial chicken nuggets as all white meat which is deceptive. The fact that the study only used two chicken nuggets and both were found to be artificial suggests that if more were tested it is likely that they too would be artificial.
Companies who produce chicken nuggets may be guilty of false advertising, which is especially disturbing when it is done with a product that is aimed at children. Parents think that they are feeding their children a healthy, convenient source of protein that they enjoy, when they are actually giving them artificial chicken filler.
False advertising and deception in the food industry needs to stop, and consumers should be aware of exactly what they are putting into their bodies.
Please sign the petition below to prevent chicken companies from false advertising and deceiving their consumers:
Dear National Chicken Council,
A recent study revealed that two fast food chains in Jackson, Mississippi are serving chicken nuggets that are only about 50% white meat chicken, with the other half being composed of various parts such as fat, blood vessels, nerves, cartilage, and bone. Chicken that is served to consumers should be nothing but all white meat, or at the very least, be advertised as what it actually is.
The biggest issue is that many companies do not post their nutritional facts and may advertise their products as all white meat chicken when they are in fact using an artificial chicken mixture. This is especially troubling in a product that is marketed to children. These companies are guilty of false advertisement and deception of their consumers.
The fact that only two different chicken nuggets were studied and both of them had concerning results is also very troubling, because it suggests that there are many other companies out there also producing artificial chicken.
As the group that regulates the chicken we eat, we ask that you pursue this matter with persistence. Please help us ensure that we are eating the healthy chicken that we are assumed to be eating, and stop companies from deceiving us about the products we are being served.
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