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A Plumped Chicken is Considered 'All Natural'

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Senator Barbara Boxer, along with Foster Farms, yesterday called on the USDA to take a closer look at misleading labeling practices of chicken. These days, that "all natural" label could mean just that, or it could mean sodium-injected, a sexy practice called plumping. Chicken labeled “natural” can contain up to 500 percent more sodium than truly natural, no saltwater added, fresh chicken. Despite the trickery on the packaging, reading the nutrition label would also clue people in.

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