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Is mechanically separated chicken vegan?

Mechanically separated chicken is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is mechanically separated chicken?

Mechanically separated chicken is a type of poultry meat that is produced by forcing chicken carcasses through a high-pressure sieve to remove the remaining meat from the bones. This process can include using machines such as grinders, blenders, or separators. The resulting meat is typically pinkish in color and has a smooth texture. Mechanically separated chicken is commonly used in processed foods such as hot dogs, sausages, and canned meats, as it is an inexpensive way to add protein to these products. However, some health experts have raised concerns about the safety and nutritional value of mechanically separated chicken due to the processing methods.

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