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on September 3, 2019

Sanderson: Fear of ICE led to less deboned dark meat

Deboning operations within the poultry industry have suffered as workers fear plants will be raided by immigration authorities, Sanderson Farms CEO says

There could be a direct relation between the increased supply of chicken leg quarters in the United States and the August raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) at a handful of Mississippi poultry plants, the CEO of Sanderson Farms said.

The raids were conducted on August 7…

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