- 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.