Bile contamination

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by rmelvin23, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. rmelvin23

    rmelvin23 In the Brooder

    Jun 22, 2009
    When processing a turkey today, I knocked the gall bladder. A few drops of bile came out in the cavity. I washed it out well, but there is a small green stain. Is the meat unedible? I would hate to waste 36.5 pounds of meat.
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I would think it's still ok but don't take my word for it. I would probably eat it.

    Anyone else?
  3. Celie

    Celie Songster

    Mar 23, 2012
    Tickfaw, Louisiana
    The reason to be very careful with the gall bladder is that the fluid it holds is very bitter and bad tasting and will make the organ meat it spills onto taste bad. It is not poisonous and should not made the meat uneatable. If it was a big spill, you might want to cut the piece away, but if it is small, cook it as is. I hope this helps and Hope you enjoy your turkey.[​IMG]

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