Midamar Corp., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is introducing Halal Air Chilled, Antibiotic-Free and Organic Chicken. The chickens are chilled during production with pure, cold air that is circulated throughout the birds. Eschewing the common water-chilling procedure eliminates the possibility of chickens absorbing the water/chlorine mix, which can artificially inflate the fryer’s weight, the company notes. Birds also are raised in unconfined settings and are fed a vegetarian diet of corn and grain. The chickens are slaughtered in accordance to Islamic law (individually blessed, hand-cut and completely eviscerated). www.midamar.com


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