SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS -- We purchased this disgusting product from our local Hy-Vee grocery store. The bag print hid the surprise. We open and divide this size of product to repackage portions for the freezer. This bag contained too much nasty junk such as chicken backs and one had the entire ribs attached, the so-called quarters had the saddles/bones/fat, blood clots, internal organs - glands - even a few testicles, and lots of feathers still attached. Oh yes - plus some broken bones too.
My wife grew up on a farm and had the courage to reprocess and salvage what she could. I work for a food processor, (Kelloggs USA) and I simply could not believe the Inspected by USDA on the package happened, not this day, impossible! I decided to write this hoping someone cares about their job and the future of Tyson Foods business. We did not think of taking pictures or driving the 50 miles back to town to return this crap to the store it came from. But after deciding to waste my time writing this down I took the pieces put into our refrigerator for tomorrow's dinner out, and took a few pictures. This is of course after the cleaning up of the filthy mess...
I will use a knife to further trim the quarters into just that, and remove the remaining feathers on the lower portion of the leg that my wife could not pluck out. I think that I also need to contact the grocer just to warn them of what we found out here. I did write down the bar code on the package but there is no contact information provided, phone number, web address, etc. Any wonder why?
This product has gone up in price to almost what I pay for a turkey now another dollar up in the last month. The quality; however, keeps going down. I keep finding more and more broken bones, legs with so little meat on them it's pretty much just skin and bones and they are now throwing in BACKS, full lower backs to make up weight.
A back has no meat on it and the bones are so small, you can't even give it to a dog so it's just wasted meat unless you plan on making soup. It certainly is NEITHER a leg or a thigh. With the big chunks of fat they leave attached to the legs, I feel like I"m getting 5 pounds instead of 10. I'm fed up with having to pay more and more for lower quality product. SHAME on Tyson!
NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -- I decided to write this review today about this 10lbs bag of chicken from Gold leaf because I feel that I have been getting ripped off and I am sick of it!!! Today I decided to take the fat and skin off of the chicken quarters as I realized that it was producing way to much fat when slow cooking in my crockpot last year. To my disbelief, when all was said and done I pulled out 5 lbs of fat and skin.
Broward Meats on the corner of McNab and SW 81st Ave in North Lauderdale sells this bag for $5.99 per bag (so let's just say $6.00 per bag). So what you are "REALLY" GETTING AFTER you buy this 10lbs bag of chicken is 5lbs of fat and skin and approx 1 of bones. So if you add this all up for actual value its a total RIP OFF!!!!! You are actually paying DOUBLE WHAT THEY ARE DECEIVING YOU INTO BELIEVING you are paying. So you are paying $1.20 per lbs for a bag of inferior chicken quarters!!!!
As we all know the meat and poultry at this shop is from countries like Mexico and third world countries where the meat is sub-standard to begin with. Why I decided to buy there was based on a recommendation that pricing was good and meat product equally great. I have to say that is so FAR FROM THE TRUTH. So far my experience is that the meat and chicken has a substandard taste and who knows what kind of chemicals growth hormones, antibiotics etc are truly in this crap.
As they say you "get what you pay for" right!!! And many are willing to "die" for it!! This store seems to attract a very large minority group, many of which are on fixed incomes or being provided for by the government "EBT" system. 95% of the people who cater this store are of Haitians, Jamaicans and Caribbean and Africans decent. No one seems to complain??? Why??? Are we supposed to be grateful??? Is it okay to be deceived as long as the price is right??
SPRINGFIELD, ARKANSAS -- My husband and I had bought two bags of the leg quarters. We have bought this product before and normally wash the chicken since we have found it to feeling slimy and not the best tasting. But we found something very disgusting!!! There was a slimy, greasy, filthy, glove that the workers wear at the processing plant in the top of the bag. This is food contamination!!! I was already sick from something that I had eaten the day before, so this made me even more disgusted!!! We put the bag (and glove) in the freezer to keep as evidence to show the lawyer that we are going to hire.
SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS -- We live in NC. We went to our local store and bought 3 of the 10 pound bags of Gold Leaf chicken. When we opened them for our cook out we found broken off scrap like pieces instead of legs or quarters. We also found meatless backs. We could not find any information for this company as Gold Leaf. We then did some research. As it was distributed by Tyson I contacted them at 1-800-643-3410.
We were informed that Gold Leaf is a seconds product that Tyson puts out. They did however tell us they would be reimbursing us for all 3 bags. They did not apologize for the quality simply stating more than once that it was a seconds product and if we wanted a better product we should by the one marked Tyson. How sad that they feel it is OK to put a secondary quality product on the market and yet they won't put the Tyson name on it.
First of all most of the pieces were not leg quarters but thighs with no legs attached. Once I repackaged and put in freezer and took one out after fully frozen to thaw out and use for a meal. When I opened the plastic bag I almost puked the smell was so overpowering. The Chicken was rotten. They sell to the military commissary system and this isn't the first time this has happened.
If it were up to me I would cancel the contract with DECA Commissary and I would notify the USDA to inspect their processing facility to see why they keep packaging chicken that is already spoiled. The military vet in charge of food service will be getting the chicken to test and take further action. I will be sending an email to DECA to look into doing away with their contract with the military.
FLINT, MICHIGAN -- Gold leaf chicken may not be fit for human consumption, maybe for pet food if you boil the heck out of it. 10 lb bag include broken leg bones, parts of ribs mashed up, pieces thrown in and lots of bloody skin and feathers. Disgusting!! Company has no website or 1-800 number. Don't buy this product!!
Leg quarters contained green pockets from injection sites. The pockets look like tumors filled with thick green infection. Very gross and can make you very sick! These are pieces that were pulled off a main line and rechecked to be bagged and sold cheap. Should have been thrown away and vendor should have been reviewed.
PORTER, TEXAS -- I have bought a lot of 10lb bags of leg quarters in my lifetime but never have I purchased any as poor as the ones I bought today. There were no legs to the thigh part and one's that had the whole leg quarter they were broken and they even had a couple of wings in one of the bags. I will never buy gold leaf products again. I understand now why there is no telephone number or website for this company.