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Taco Bell Creates ‘Chicken Chips’ — Just A More Triangular Version Of Chicken Nuggets

Taco Bell is taking a break from its usual practice of just wrapping one food item around another and calling it a “taco.” Instead, the fast food chain is taking a food item — in this case a chicken nugget — and forming into the shape of another, resulting in a “Chicken Chip.” [More]

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KFC Pledges To Stop Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics That Are Medically Important To Humans

KFC is making a big change to its menu, one that investors, customers, and public health advocates have been calling for. This morning, the chicken chain announced it will soon stop serving chickens raised on antibiotics that are medically important to human beings. [More]

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933,272 Pounds Of Breaded Chicken Recalled Over Possible Metal Pieces

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it plenty of times: Food with pieces of metal inside are not tasty or safe. The most recent example of extraneous metal pieces in food comes from OK Foods, which has recalled more than 930,000 pounds of breaded chicken. [More]

Subway Suing Over News Story Claiming Its Chicken Is Largely Soy

Subway Suing Over News Story Claiming Its Chicken Is Largely Soy

Subway has already vehemently denied a recent Canadian news report alleging that the sandwich chain’s chicken is only 50% meat, but the company is now going a step further, accusing the broadcaster of defamation and seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. [More]

Company Says It Can Grow Real Chicken Meat In A Lab. Would You Eat It?

Company Says It Can Grow Real Chicken Meat In A Lab. Would You Eat It?

If chicken is on the menu for tonight’s dinner, you probably know it came from an actual chicken. But in the future, that piece of meat might have been grown in a lab. [More]

Subway Fires Back At “50% Chicken” Claim

Subway Fires Back At “50% Chicken” Claim

A recent report out of Canada claimed that testing of Subway’s chicken revealed that the meat was only 50% chicken with the rest made from soy. Now the sandwich chain is countering that report with science of its own, saying that two independent tests confirm that Subway’s chicken is… well, chicken. [More]

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Extremely Contagious Bird Flu Found On Tennessee Chicken Farm

It’s been a few years since a widespread avian flu outbreak hit U.S. poultry farmers hard, prompting national egg shortages and higher prices for products. Farmers are starting to get worried again, after a highly contagious strain of the flu has been found in a commercial chicken flock in Tennessee. [More]

Over 126,300 Chicken Salad Bowls Recalled For Possible Listeria

Over 126,300 Chicken Salad Bowls Recalled For Possible Listeria

A refrigerated pre-packaged salad makes a nice and healthy lunch, even if it has a few cheese curls on top as a garnish. It’s definitely not a healthy lunch if it can possibly make you sick with Listeriosis, and that’s the case for 30 tons of salad bowls that used cheese that’s part of the Deutsch Kase Haus recall. [More]

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Burger King And Tim Hortons Parent Company To Acquire Popeyes

The first reports that Restaurant Brands International, the Canadian company formed by the merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons, was planning to pursue fried chicken chain Popeyes surfaced, appropriately enough, on Valentine’s Day. Now the company has officially announced that Popeyes has reached an agreement to join the family for $1.8 billion. [More]

1 Million Pounds Of Vienna Sausages Recalled For Leaving MSG Off The Label

1 Million Pounds Of Vienna Sausages Recalled For Leaving MSG Off The Label

Aren’t Vienna sausages tasty little chicken-based snacks? Apparently, part of what makes some brands of them so tasty is monosodium glutamate, yet in one recent batch, the company left that ingredient off the label. Now it has to recall 500 tons of sausages, which were sold at retailers including Walmart. [More]

Gold’n Plump Worker Charged With Feeding Sand & Soil To Chickens

Gold’n Plump Worker Charged With Feeding Sand & Soil To Chickens

Nearly a year after Minnesota-based Gold’n Plump (GNP) recalled more than 55,000-pounds of chicken when sand and black soil was mysteriously found on the products, a former plant worker faces two felony charges for the incident. [More]

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U.S. Poultry Industry Facing New Bird Flu Strain Currently Wreaking Havoc Overseas

A very familiar threat could be winging its way toward U.S. poultry farms, and it’s got the industry more than a little bit worried: there’s a new strain of avian flu speeding across Europe and Asia, forcing farmers to destroy tens of millions of infected birds. [More]

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Chick Fil-A Joins Trend From 2013, Gets Another Food Truck

You might think that with 74 Chick Fil-A restaurants already in the Houston area, the chicken chain wouldn’t need another one. Apparently, you would be wrong: one franchisee is taking advantage of the continuing popularity of food trucks and creating a rolling restaurant with a limited menu to bring chicken sandwiches to people who don’t already have them. [More]

Tyson Foods Buys Stake In Vegan Company Beyond Meat

Tyson Foods Buys Stake In Vegan Company Beyond Meat

When you think of Tyson Foods, you probably think, “chicken.” As in, an animal that a vegetarian probably won’t want to eat. That’s why Tyson has shelled out some major dough to buy a stake in Beyond Meat, a vegan startup that sells a plant-based protein that purportedly “looks, feels, tastes and acts like chicken without the cluck.” [More]

Progresso Pledges To Use Only Antibiotic-Free Chickens For Its Soups

Progresso Pledges To Use Only Antibiotic-Free Chickens For Its Soups

Did you know that there’s a “soup season?” According to canned soup company Progresso, soup season is a thing, and it starts approximately when all of the pumpkin spice foodstuffs hit store shelves. To kick off this year’s soup season, which we’ll pretend is an actual thing, Progresso announced from its agrarian paradise in New Jersey that it has switched to chicken raised without antibiotics. [More]

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Tyson Fires Employees Linked To Graphic Video Of Abused Chickens

Tyson Foods, the largest chicken-processing company in the U.S., fired 10 employees after an animal rights group secretly taped workers at four Virginia processing plants mistreating and abusing chickens. [More]

Bar-S Recalls 186 Tons Of Hot Dogs And Corn Dogs For Possible Listeria Contamination

Bar-S Recalls 186 Tons Of Hot Dogs And Corn Dogs For Possible Listeria Contamination

Time to check the box of hot dogs or corn dogs before your next cookout: if it comes from the brand Bar-S, you’ll have to get some new wieners from the store and either bring the Bar-S ones back to the store where they were purchased, or call the company for a refund. The hot dogs may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a nasty foodborne pathogen. [More]

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More Than 55K Pounds Of Chicken Recalled, Because Soil And Sand Aren’t Tasty

The last thing you want to see when preparing your chicken for the grill is to find it covered in sand or soil, but that has apparently been the case for several chicken products from producer Gold’n Plump, leading the company to recall 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.  [More]