I just bought a whole raw chicken at the grocery store today, but when I took it out of the packaging to cook it, I noticed a bright green streak near one of the legs. It does not wash off, but the chicken smells fine. What could that be, and is the chicken still safe to eat?
There's nothing green anywhere on a chicken. It's been contaminated with something - perhaps harmless, such as dye from a labelling machine, etc. but who knows. Return it!
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