Plastic Poultry Bags
Plastic bags have become the norm for packaging farm fresh poultry, commercial poultry and commodity poultry. If we are anything alike, you probably prefer to eat poultry that's pure and clean, from start to finish, and not packed in something that is leaching toxins. With BPA being a major concern in plastics and, with research showing that many flexible plastics release estrogen-like properties (and much worse), it's something to be concerned about.
From NPR.ORG "The testing showed that more than 70 percent of the products released chemicals that acted like estrogen. And that was before they exposed the stuff to real-world conditions: simulated sunlight, dishwashing and microwaving, Bittner says." "We've long cautioned consumers to avoid extreme heat and cooling for plastics, to discard scratched and worn plastics and we feel like this [study] validates one of our many concerns," she says. Link Here
Sadly, most plastic wraps contain a highly toxic substance called DEHA, which has properties similar to phthalates—toxic properties found in BPA plastics. Similar to phthlates, studies have shown that DEHA acts as an endocrine disruptor in the body.
Most Americans tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have metabolites of multiple phthalates in their urine. In studies of rodents exposed to certain phthalates, high doses have been shown to change hormone levels and cause birth defects.
No, we are not wrapping your chickens, or ours in BPA or DEHA plastic. Always buy your fresh chickens with confidence, from Rainbow Ranch Farms. Where we do our due diligence for the betterment of our family, friends, neighbors, community, our customers and the environment.
Xenia Stavrinides (Rainbow Ranch Farms)