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“By federal law, all chickens have to be cleared of antibiotics before they leave the farm,” says the folksy, flannel-wearing actor in a Sanderson Farms “Truth about Chicken—Supermarket” video.

Imagine our surprise when we learned that government testing of Sanderson chicken products uncovered 11 instances of antibiotics for human use in Sanderson chicken products—after they had left the farm.

One of those antibiotics, chloramphenical, is not only prohibited in food-producing animals, but according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program report (2016), is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.”

Antibiotics aren’t the only “unnatural” substances in Sanderson chicken. Tests revealed growth hormones prohibited in poultry production, pesticides and prescription drugs—including one with hallucinogenic effects!

Tell Sanderson Farms CEO Joe Sanderson: Stop advertising your contaminated chicken as ‘100% Natural!’

Tweet: @SandersonFarms Stop lying about your contaminated chicken!

Post a comment on Sanderson Farms’ facebook page.

Have you ever purchased Sanderson Farms' “100% Natural” chicken? Email us at fraud@organicconsumers.org to tell us where you bought it.

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