DPI News Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Bill Satterfield, (302) 856-9037, satterfield@dpichicken.com
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Nationwide Survey Reveals Nearly 80 Percent of Americans Mistakenly Believe Chicken Contains Added Hormones or Steroids

Georgetown, DE - Apr. 21, 2016 -- The National Chicken Council has released new national survey findings on consumers' perceptions about chicken production, revealing that nearly 80 percent of Americans mistakenly believe that chicken contains added hormones or steroids, when in fact no chicken sold or raised in the U.S. is given hormones or steroids.

In fact, the USDA has banned all hormones and steroids in poultry since the 1950s. Good breeding, proper nutrition, care by a veterinarian, and better living conditions all contribute to the healthier growth of birds.

Click here for more survey data and the facts about the chicken industry.

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