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UFS research indicates high brine injections in frozen chicken
2011-02-08

Irregularities in the chicken industry in South Africa have been receiving media attention for some time now and the latest news on this was the main article of the Sunday newspaper Rapport on Sunday, 6 February 2011. On request of the newspaper our Department of Microbial, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology, under the leadership of Prof. Arno Hugo, analysed the frozen chickens of four brands.

It was established that there is a moisture loss of more than 48% in chickens of some brands. High saline  levels in the chickens are another cause for concern, due to the problems it can cause for unsuspecting hypertension sufferers. Nutrient dilution and increased oxidation levels were also identified.

Read More.... (Published in Rapport on 06/02/2011)

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