FDA ADMITS ARSENIC FOUND IN U.S. CHICKEN, ISSUES COOKING ADVISORY

Chicken adobo (Photo credit: MyBayKitchen.com)
Chicken adobo (Photo credit: MyBayKitchen.com)

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (The Adobo Chronicles) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally confirmed that the cancer-causing chemical known as arsenic is found in more than 70% of all chicken sold in the country.

The FDA has asked drug company Pfizer to stop manufacturing the arsenic-containing drug, Roxarsone, that was found in the livers of nearly half of all chicken tested.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “The agency said it recently conducted a study of 100 broiler chickens that detected inorganic arsenic at higher levels in the livers of chickens treated with 3-Nitro compared with untreated chickens .”

The FDA immediately issued the following advisory to all U.S. consumers in order to prevent a cancer epidemic:

“All consumers are advised to purchase only organically-raised chicken. If they have remaining chicken in their freezers, it is best to cook them as chicken adobo, the Filipino style of cooking in which meat is boiled then slowly simmered in a mixture of garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and basil.”

It is widely believed that adobo-style cooking neutralizes arsenic and other harmful chemicals used in food processing.

To learn how to cook adobo, ask your Filipino neighbor or follow this recipe.

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