Why does my chicken have a funny smell sometimes?

All of our meats, including our farm-fresh chicken, come vacuum-packed so here are a few things to be aware of when opening the bags on delivery day: As part of the vacuum-sealing process, there can be a slight change in appearance, color or odor of the meat once it has arrived.

The color of red meats, such as beef or lamb, is caused by oxygen reacting with the protein myoglobin. Vacuum packing raw meat can change this color by eliminating oxygen from the environment and meats can sometimes take on a purple or brown hue. This does not mean the meat should be discarded! After it has been opened and exposed to oxygen, the color should be restored.

During storage and shipping, meats can release gas in the vacuum-sealed bag which may produce a strong and sometimes adverse sulfur smell.

If this happens to occur, simply remove the chicken from the bag when you are ready to cook, rinse and allow it to air out until the smell has dissipated.

**This information has been provided by Mosner Family Brands.

Since we take freshness so seriously, please contact a member of our Customer Experience team if you believe that the meats you have received are tainted or spoiled in any way by emailing us at customerservice@plated.com

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