How do you disguise the fact that your chicken wings aren't wings at all? Just change the spelling from "wings" to "wyngz" and the government won't mind a bit. Stephen Colbert went after DiGiorno's "Pizza and Boneless Wyngz" combos during a "Thought for Food" segment on his show, "The Colbert Report," earlier this week, accusing the company of using the bizarre spelling to cover up the fact that the chicken wasn't wing meat. Turns out he was right. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service posted about it: "The FSIS allows the use of the term 'wyngz' to denote a product that is in the shape of a wing or a bite-size appetizer type product under the following conditions." Conditions? Here are just a few: The poultry has to be white chicken, the product can't contain any wing meat, and no other misspellings are permitted. Yeah, one horrible misspelling is probably enough in this case.
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