Many have been claiming that the arsenic does come through in the meat. But the FDA has been hesitant to admit this, likely out of fear of damaging the already teetering confinement chicken industry. Pilgrim's Pride (which is facing bankruptcy due to poor corn speculation) was one of the few that did removed the arsenic from their feed a few years ago. Many other producers have continued the practice of using arsenic in their feed.
Still yet, after all the pressure and some producers choosing not the use the additive, the FDA still has not band arsenic in chicken feed. They were only able to muster enough courage to admit it was there, that it did come through in the meat, and then down play the whole issue. In effect the FDA said that it should not stop people from eating chicken because the amount found in the meat is very small. It is interesting that shortly after the announcement of the findings Pfizer Inc., which makes the additive, pulled it in the United States, although, no ban was made by the FDA.
What I find most disturbing is that the FDA has allowed this to go on for years. Also, the FDA and USDA claim that the small producer like the French Family Farm is unsafe and unreliable. But I seriously doubt that many small producers like us are going to add arsenic to their feed. Mostly because they eat their own chicken and feed it to their families. Would you feed arsenic to your children?
The French Family Farm has never feed arsenic to our chickens and never will.