Free-range chicken best-selling jail-made food in 2018

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/07
By: Liu Shih-yi and Evelyn Kao 

Taipei, Feb. 7 (CNA) A species of native free-range chicken bred at Mingde Minimum-Security Prison in Tainan was the best-selling jail-made food across Taiwan in 2018, according to the Agency of Corrections under the Ministry of Justice.

Sales reached NT$10.60 million (US$344,870) last year with more than 4,000 customers, many placing occasional orders, said an agency official.

Mingde Minimum-Security Prison is situated in a mountainous area with fresh air and good quality water, with 30,000 chickens housed in several coops each year.

The Taiwan black-feathered country chickens are medium in size, with a single comb and red earlobes. They are also more disease-resistant than other species, according to the prison.    [FULL  STORY]

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