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FSIS Proposes Chicken Definition and Standard

by 5m Editor
14 July 2009, at 10:57am

US - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is providing new information on and re-proposing the definition and standard for "roaster" and "roasting chicken."

FSIS proposed this definition and standard in its 29 September 2003, proposed rule to amend the definitions and standards for the official US classes of poultry.

FSIS has tentatively concluded that a "roaster" or "roasting chicken" should be defined as a chicken with an ready-to-cook (RTC) carcass weight of 5 pounds or more, based on recent survey information from the Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS). In addition, FSIS has tentatively concluded that RTC carcass weight, instead of average live weight, is necessary in the class standard and definition so that FSIS can verify the appropriate use of the term "roaster" or "roasting chicken" on product labels.

FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this proposed rule. Comments must be received on or before 12 August 2009. Comments may be submitted here.