Bile contamination

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by rmelvin23, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. rmelvin23

    rmelvin23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was processing some turkeys today. I nicked the gall bladder. I had a couple of drops of bile go into the cavity. I rinsed it well. There is a small faint green stain. Do I really have to throw the meat away? It dressed out at 36.5 pounds, that's a lot of meat down the drain.
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this happen with a chicken. I rinsed it really, really well and then cooked it to see if it would be ruined. It was fine, but there also wasn't a stain on the meat. I'm sorry -- it's upsetting -- especially with a turkey! [​IMG]Hopefully, someone else can chime in....I'm curious as well.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    It is not poison. It is merely bitter tasting. Wash well and if there is any green staining, carefully cut away just what is stained.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Next time, clean and sort guts and trim the liver well away from your bird.
     
  5. delisha

    delisha Overrun With Chickens

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    It is fine. just remove the stain part. Even if you left it, it would be fine, but removing it will make you feel better.
     

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