Misleading Label of the Month from AWA.

No Hormones Added (pork and poultry)

A highly misleading label claim, because hormones are actually prohibited in raising hogs or poultry. Yet many companies use this label claim to make it appear their products are different from others or that the company is making a special concession to animal welfare. The reality is that ANY pork or poultry product could make this label claim. And although the company is legally required to include text saying “federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones,” this wording often appears in very small lettering at the bottom of the label.

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