Originally Posted by sear
"Any raw poultry, poultry part, or any edible portion thereof whose internal temperature has ever been below 26 degrees Fahrenheit."
it says any part .. so if the skin freezes ... they cant sell as fresh.
not sure what temp ice is exactly .. 32 ? seems like walking a fine line
maybe ill check with IR temp gauge next time
No. It can freeze and still be called "fresh."
It just can't be held below 26 degrees. The exterior of the chicken will freeze between 26 and 32 degrees. It's still "fresh."
I had a go-round with my meat guy some years ago at Thanksgiving when my "fresh" turkey was partially frozen.