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iq0 asked in Food & DrinkOther - Food & Drink · 1 decade ago

What does mechanically seperated chicken mean?

When I go to the groceries often see it on the ingredients for wienners and sausage. I dont buy it, instead I buy others that just say chicken. Could it be that its the same but they dont specify if it is also mechanically seperated. I dont really know what it means but it doesnt sound good.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Mechanically separated means that the product is cut and separated by machinery rather than by hand. Adding ingredients is still another process and it is usually performed by workers and/or machinery afterwards.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It means every part of the chicken is used: bones, intestines, skin, etc.

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