N&H TOP LINE: Chicken industry addressing 'woody breast'

Chicken industry takes close look at muscle abnormality in chicken meat. ALSO: Zoetis gains conditional approval for avian flu vaccine.

Meat industry sectors want to ensure that the quality of their products is high so that consumers have consistent and enjoyable eating experiences.

“Recently, the industry and consumers alike have become aware of a muscle abnormality in chicken meat (commonly known as 'woody breast') that causes breast muscle to be hard to the touch, often pale in color with poor-quality texture," National Chicken Council senior vice president of communications Tom Super explained March 29. "It aff

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