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Consumer reports article on salmonella in store bought birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by dichotomymom, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got an article from my dad about percentages of salmonella and campylobacter in store bought brands of all varieties (antibiotic fed, free range etc....). It looks like air chilling methods have the least contamination. Thought it might be of interest to those of us who raise meat birds for ourselves or sell them. It's on-line if any of you want to read the whole thing... www.ConsumerReports.org January 2010.
     
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. Article like this is why people raise and process their our own birds. I wouldn't be afraid to eat a raw bite of my broilers. It would be gross, but I wouldn't fear getting sick from it.
     
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  3. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ever see the wife swap about the family that eats raw chicken (among other things)? I'm pretty sure they were their own processed birds.....
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Articles such as this are perfect advertisement for people selling their own home raised broilers. If someone is debating about paying the extra money for your birds, just whip out this article and say "I guess you can keep buying chicken from the store. :yuck
     
  5. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of the reasons I wanted to raise my own chickens. But as an aside, how do I know whether or not I am exposing myself to salmonella and campylobacter from my own flock's meat and eggs?
     
  6. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buster, thank you for posting the actual link! As for knowing, just cook your birds well and don't eat raw eggs (although we do all the time in various forms and never have any problems).
     
  7. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I think these stories appear when it's a slow news day and they have to print something. These things are simply not a problem unless you are eating the birds raw and you don't take care to keep cutting boards and counters clean to prevent contamination of other foods from raw meats.
     
  8. dichotomymom

    dichotomymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might have been a slow news day, sure, but I also appreciate knowing (even though I don't buy chicken at the store anymore) which kinds and brands might be more susceptible to higher levels of it. If I have a choice of bringing something into my house that is either high risk or low risk for something, I would make the choice to bring in the lesser risk.
     
  9. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That isn't how Consumer Reports works. They aren't out looking for news. They are about evaluation products and giving consumers advice to help them make informed purchasing decisions.

    I find information that something I might put in my mouth may be contaminated to be quite useful.
     

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