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    United Poultry Concerns - http://www.UPC-online.org/ 26 April 2013 Toxic Chemicals Increase in U.S. Poultry Plants To Reduce Rampant Salmonella Poisoning in
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      United Poultry Concerns - http://www.UPC-online.org/
      26 April 2013

      Toxic Chemicals Increase in U.S. Poultry Plants

      To Reduce Rampant Salmonella Poisoning in Chickens & Turkeys, Poultry Plants
      Have Begun Soaking and Spraying the Birds with Powerful Toxic Chemical Agents
      that Sicken and Kill Workers. This Washington Post Report is MUST READING!

      "Although procedures vary among plants, in a typical scenario, high-powered
      nozzles shoot water and chemicals into the interior of a bird and along its
      surface. Next, the bird moves through one or two spray cabinets, where it is
      showered with other chemicals. Finally, it is chilled and soaked, usually in
      chlorine and water."

      AT CHICKEN PLANTS, CHEMICALS BLAMED FOR HEALTH AILMENTS ARE POISED TO
      PROLIFERATE
      The Washington Post , Kimberly Kindy, April 25, 2013

      When Jose Navarro landed a job as a federal poultry inspector in 2006, he moved
      his wife and newborn son to a rural town in Upstate New York near the processing
      plant, believing it was a steppingstone to a better life.

      Five years later, Navarro was dead. The 37-year-old's lungs had bled out.

      His death triggered a federal investigation that raised questions about the
      health risks associated with a rise in the use of toxic, bacteria-killing
      chemicals in poultry plants. Agriculture Department health inspectors say
      processing plants are turning to the chemicals to remove contaminants that
      escape notice as processing line speeds have accelerated, in part to meet
      growing consumer demand for chicken and turkey.

      The department is now poised to allow a further increase in line speeds,
      boosting the maximum speed by about 25 percent. This change is part of new
      regulations that officials say would make poultry production more efficient and
      transfer more responsibility for inspections to industry.

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      READ THE WHOLE HORRIFIC REPORT AND SHARE IT WITH ANYONE WHO THINKS POULTRY IS
      "healthy."
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-chicken-plants-chemicals-blamed-for-health-ailments-are-poised-to-proliferate/2013/04/25/d2a65ec8-97b1-11e2-97cd-3d8c1afe4f0f_story.html

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