All U.S. poultry meat offered for export is inspected and approved by the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA is regarded as the highest authority on food inspection in the world. A USDA stamp signifies that a poultry product is of the highest quality and eligible for export.
U.S. poultry processing plants are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized for an entire eight-hour shift, every day. All plants are inspected for cleanliness before operations begin, and are washed during and after operations.
Fresh poultry may be stored in the refrigerator for one to two days and in the freezer for six to nine months; cooked poultry may remain in the refrigerator for three to four days and in the freezer for four months.
All meat that the U.S. exports must be inspected and approved by the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). FSIS is regarded as a model for food safety and inspection services worldwide, which is an integral reason why the U.S. produces the highest quality chicken and turkey meat.
The USDA has the strictest inspection standards in the world for all phases of poultry processing. By law, a minimum of four separate inspections are required for each individual bird. The first inspection phase starts with the live bird and continues throughout the slaughter, processing, and packaging phases.
The USDA employs more than 9,500 thoroughly trained food safety inspectors, and every poultry processing line in America is supervised by one to three inspectors. When a product earns the USDA inspection stamp, it indicates that the product was properly processed, inspected, and the product is safe to eat.
U.S. chicken is no doubt the most nutritious and most wholesome chicken produced - fed with U.S. corn and soybeans and produced under the strictest government standards and inspection.
U.S. chicken is large due to good breeding, proper nutrition, care by a veterinarian and better living conditions all contribute to the healthier growth of birds.
According to USDA, consumers should use fresh poultry products within 1-2 days of the sell by best if used by date.
Consumers may freeze the products if before sell by date and these products may be good for up to 2 years