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The Legalities Of Turkey Labeling

The USDA has guidelines on what the labels on the poultry you’re buying mean and they are important. Some terms you’ll see on the label sound good but mean nothing.


PHILADELPHIA - FEBRUARY 1:  Buffalo wings await contestants during Wing Bowl 16 at the Wachovia Center February 1, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 20,000 people came to watch Joey Chestnut win Wing Bowl 16 by eating 241 buffalo wings. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

PETA: Eating Chicken Wings During Pregnancy Could Affect Baby’s Penis Size

Eating chicken parts – or, more specifically, chicken wings – could shrink your baby’s man parts. At least, that’s what PETA is alleging in advance of the National Buffalo Wing Festival.


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Free Range Not So Free

If you’re paying more to see the words free and range on the label, you might be surprised by what the law says that means.


FILE chefs trim chicken breasts before cooking. (credit: Mark Klobe/Getty Images)

Washing Raw Chicken Before Cooking Is An Unnecessary, Dangerous Step

The USDA advises us not to rinse off raw chicken or turkey in the sink before cooking, but nearly 90-percent of us do it anyway,