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Free Range

Poultry

The USDA defines Free Range or Free Roaming poultry as poultry that have been allowed access to the outside. But the amount of time poultry must be allowed to "roam" to qualify for the label is unspecified. Under the regulations, even birds given only 5 minutes of access to fresh air can be considered Free Range or Free Roaming by USDA standards.

Meat and Eggs

This claim is unregulated on meat and eggs. The labels Free Range or Free Roaming on beef or eggs may or may not have any significance.

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