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Chicken that smells like chlorine bleach... is there any organic or local chicken that is NOT washed in bleach?

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Nnico Jan 30, 2011 07:13 PM

A few years ago.. similar post said ALL chicken, even organic is washed in bleach....

I am on a DETOX diet... are there any local butchers who do not wash in bleach... is it a law? Can they use SALT instead??

Does anyone know? Los Angeles County area?

 
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    AAQjr Jan 30, 2011 09:13 PM

    do you really smell bleach? I make it a practice to smell everything and have never noticed a bleach smell. Or is it something you read about and are worried?

    If it was something I was concerned about I'd call the companies of chicken I'd otherwise find acceptable.
    Like Smart Chicken: http://pages.smartchicken.com/Pages/cas.aspx (Vicente Foods among others
    )Rosie: (whole foods) http://www.petalumapoultry.com/component/option,com_resource/Itemid,60/article,1201/view,article
    Or Healthy Family Farms which is at some local farmers markets
    http://www.localharvest.org/healthy-f...

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      maudies5 Jan 31, 2011 09:22 AM

      I buy all of my chickens and eggs from Healthy Family Farms.

    2. wienermobile Jan 30, 2011 09:24 PM

      You might try Kosher chickens. Some Trader Joe's carry the fresh Empire Kosher Brand.
      http://www.empirekosher.com/

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        AAQjr Jan 30, 2011 09:34 PM

        Personally I say hose it down in a 2 or 3 % chlorine solution if it's going to make it safer. But that kind of information should be readily available if you ask.

        Jidori is also from Los Angeles
        http://jidorichicken.com/quality-assu...

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