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UK: Secrets of the supermarket frozen chickens pumped full of water and additives in cement-mixer style machines

Workplace: Chickens are processed at a slaughterhouse near Sao Paulo, Brazil, which are then 'tumbled' in the UK, repacked and sold at some supermarkets.

Workplace: Chickens are processed at a slaughterhouse near Sao Paulo, Brazil, which are then ‘tumbled’ in the UK, repacked and sold at some supermarkets.

  • Investigation reveals shoppers are paying 65p a kilo for water in chicken breasts
  • Poultry is being sold at Asda, Aldi and Iceland in their own-label discount ranges while Sainsbury’s is selling fillets from the same UK factory under a brand name
  • Supermarkets are not breaking the law if they state how much water is being used on the label

Frozen chicken breasts sold at some high street supermarkets are pumped up with 20 per cent of water and additives, it emerged today. Shoppers are forking out 65p a kilo for water after the meat, imported from Brazil, is ‘tumbled’ in a cement mixer-like machine in the UK. The poultry – processed by Westbridge Food Group – is repacked and sold at Asda, Aldi and Iceland in their own-label bargain ranges.

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