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Revealed: How your supermarket chicken has shrunk
« on: March 21, 2014, 03:15:02 AM »
... and millions of birds are suffering even worse conditions

Chicken sizes in supermarkets are shrinking as recession bites[/b]
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Re: Revealed: How your supermarket chicken has shrunk
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 03:16:55 AM »
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At Aldi thereís a bird weighing in at 1.25kg, at the Co-op a 1.1kg bird, while Tescoís offerings go down as low as 900 grams ó lighter than a bag of sugar and small enough to fit comfortably in a manís hand.

Of course, the supermarkets would argue that the small print on the labels shows the weight of the birds, after which it is up to consumers to choose what size they want to buy.
But, they also know that in these straitened times, shoppers make their purchasing decisions more than ever before on price alone.
If they can pick up a whole chicken for less than £3 (Aldi has the cheapest of the lot at £2.99), then they will gladly do so, irrespective (and possibly unaware) of its weight.
Itís a trick that savvy consumers will have spotted a lot recently as everything from chocolate bars to packs of washing powder have shrunk in size during the recession. Their cost, however, has stayed the same.
For the most part it merely means consumers get less for their money. But with chickens there is a knock-on welfare effect.
First, the smaller the chicken, the shorter its life. A chicken that weighs in at a kilo or so on the supermarket shelves will have been slaughtered at just five weeks of age

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Re: Revealed: How your supermarket chicken has shrunk
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 02:43:51 PM »
Your chickens are also full of water when you buy chicken breast. You pay for water weight

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Re: Revealed: How your supermarket chicken has shrunk
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 04:11:02 PM »
Your chickens are also full of water when you buy chicken breast. You pay for water weight

LOL... if ANY meat says "seasoned" on the label it means it has been infused with salt water. As stated above you pay for water weight. Ask for meat that is NOT treated in this way.
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