|Raising Procedures:||Gerber's Amish Farm Chicken||USDA Grade A|
|Chicks guaranteed to be hatched in a formaldehyde free environment?||Yes||No|
|Chickens guaranteed to be raised on Amish farms?||Yes||No|
|Chickens guaranteed to be raised with plenty of natural light?||Yes||No|
|Chickens guaranteed to be raised in a protective environment that allows natural behavior?||Yes||No|
|Chicken's feed guaranteed to be all natural?||Yes||No|
|Chicken's feed guaranteed to have no arsenic or derivatives?||Yes||No|
|Chicken's feed guaranteed to be antibiotic free?||Yes||No|
|Chicken products guaranteed 100% natural with no additives, injections or artificial enhancements?||Yes||No|
|Zero tolerance feather policy in finished product package?||Yes||No|
|Skin tear and bruise policy to allow only minimal blemishes?||Yes||Yes|
|Trained inspection personnel required to pass product?||Yes||Yes|
|Only 100% natural, antibiotic free, premium graded product passed as acceptable?||Yes||No|
|When cooked, minimal shrink and great taste guaranteed?||Yes||No|
So, what makes USDA Grade A chicken so special? Nothing! USDA Grade A chicken can be the cheapest commodity chicken, raised on antibiotics, animal by-products and pumped full of water and salt. What then, you may ask, makes chicken USDA Grade A? Simply this: A company pays the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service to have an inspector check the surface presentation of the chicken and, when the presentation (feather quantity, bruise size, skin tear size) meets the visual standard, the package is passed as Grade A. It has nothing to do with how it was raised or with what is inside the chicken. USDA Grade A only means that the chicken looks OK; it has nothing to do with whether or not the chicken is of exceptional quality.
On the other hand, Gerber's Amish Farm Chicken is always premium, always natural and always great tasting. Our chickens are raised expertly, naturally and humanely. Our employees are trained to grade, select and pack only top quality product; assuring that every package is honestly natural, premium chicken. We don't need to pay a special USDA inspector to tell our customers that of all the choices and of all the claims on the market, that Gerber's Amish Farm Chicken is the one that can be trusted. Our regular customers already know that. Our claims are true, verified and documented. They know also that Gerber's Amish Farm Chicken just happens to taste absolutely great, every time.
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