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16 Most Misleading Food Labels

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Free range

Although a food label may say free range chicken, don’t assume your bird was scampering around outside Farmer Brown’s barn.

Although the US Department of Agriculture does define the words free range, there are no requirements for the amount, duration, and quality of outdoor access.

“What it’s supposed to mean is that they are out running in a field,” says Bonnie Taub-Dix, nutrition expert and author of Read It, Before You Eat It. “But what it really means is they just have exposure to the outdoors.”

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