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How We Process Mechanically Separated Chicken

At our plants, raw materials are processed into a range of products which can range from both fresh and frozen standard formulations to custom blends.

Mechanically separated chicken is made by separating chicken meat from the bone using specialized equipment. The mechanically separated chicken can be blended with salt and/or cure depending on the product specification. Tyson Foods offers multiple production locations, which allow for production back-up, large volume demand, and product customization. For more information on MSC, visit the National Chicken Council.

Innovation at Work

All of our ingredients begin with our Research and Development team and their nearly 200 years of combined experience in R&D, animal nutrition, food science, meat science, process engineering, biology, microbiology and chemistry. The R&D team is dedicated to finding the best solutions for your ingredient needs by improving processes, optimizing raw materials and finding ways to improve our ingredients to meet the nutritional needs of all animals. 

Our Quality Assurance Team of highly qualified and dedicated members ensures that every ingredient meets your standards. Their extensive education and experience includes food science and technology, poultry science, chemistry, microbiology, and HACCP. They’re always there to ensure that you receive timely and accurate responses to any quality or technical needs. 

Analytical chemistry data for our ingredients is available via Certificates of Analysis (CoA) specific to each order. Custom data reporting is available. All ingredients within Tyson Ingredient Solutions production operations are made using strict HACCP principles and programs, as well as process control and Food Safety programs.

We can trace ingredients all the way back to their grandparent stock. All of our flocks are tested prior to slaughter for pesticide and PCB residues and are cleared for AI prior to transportation from the farm to the processing facility. 

We believe that great partnerships are built on trust and satisfaction. That's why we’re always innovating – to make sure that everything we sell meets our standards and yours. Our advanced approach results in higher-quality ingredients, more confidence, and less trouble.