General Discussion


Why does chicken smell like bleach these days?


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
General Discussion 47

Why does chicken smell like bleach these days?

Missy | Jan 10, 2008 07:10 AM

I am just about going to give up on chicken. It seems like every brand I try these days has a smell of chlorine bleach about it when I open it. I don't know if I am particularly sensitive to this, but even after I rinse the bird I can still smell it, and it permeates the meat in my opinion. The taste has just about put me off chicken. I have tried several brands (just last night a Purdue roaster) and it seems to be everywhere.
I suppose processors are using a chlorine bath these days? Am I going to have to start raising chickens myself to get away from this?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound