Myths / Q&A
Question) Do chickens grow so fast because they are injected with growth hormones?
Answer) No, definitely not!
No chicken produced by any of Astral's poultry operations are injected, fed or
in any way whatsoever subjected to hormones. In order to obtain the desired growth
and weight targets, a perfect combination of superior genetics, scientific nutrition
and best farming practices are ethically applied. Be assured, eating our chicken
products is perfectly safe for you!
Question) Are all chickens injected with water before being sold?
Answer) No, not entirely true!
Our fresh chicken, never frozen, is 100% natural. In fact, excess moisture is removed
from fresh chicken through an air chilling process before being packed.
However, we do flavour enhance IQF frozen portions (Individually Quick Frozen) with
a water based brine, to improve meat tenderness and succulence by means of a scientifically
applied injection method.