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Test results for Chickens
Roast chicken
How much meat is in your chicken?
Panorama journalists bought 17 boxes of frozen chicken fillets from various sources around the country.

Most of these chicken fillets had been imported from Holland, and were sent off to a Public Analyst Laboratory and the specialist company Indentigen to test them for their meat content and for traces of beef or pork DNA.

The results are featured below along with a link to the companies' responses:

CHICKEN
Manufacturer/brand Meat content (declared) Meat content (actual) Cow DNA? Pic DNA?
T Lelie 70% min 73% Yes No
T Lelie N/A N/A Yes No
den Hertog 80% min 76.6% N/A N/A
De Kippenhof 70% min 62.7% N/A N/A
De Kippenhof 65% 60.1% No No
Capri Chicken 80% min 76.6% N/A N/A
Slegtenhorst (MR Brand) 70% 64.7% No No
Slegtenhorst (MR Brand) 80% 71% No No
Lamex Sun Brand * 68% 72.5% Yes No
Lamex Sun Brand * 68% 66.7% Yes No
Jozef Hassan N/A 53.5% Trace Trace
Seamark "Nice" 70% 66.2% No No
Seamark "Nice" 70% 68.5% No No
Vriesekoop "Duke" 80% 80.6% Yes No
Vriesekoop "Duke" 80% 60.4% No No
Vriesekoop "Theco" N/A N/A No No
Slegtenhorst chicken supplied by Brakes: product 3017 70% 51% Yes No
Source: BBC Panorama tests

* Product contains casein, a milk protein

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