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Thu May 2, 2013, 06:20 AM

Want a side of fries with that poop burger?



Turkey, for all its health benefits as a lean protein, harbors a dirty secret. Read on and youíll wish you could un-learn it.

Ground turkey, it turns out, is teeming with fecal bacteria. Consumer Reports says more than half the samples in a just-published study tested positive for poop germs, among other things. And nine out of 10 harbored at least one of five toxic bacteria: salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus and enterococcus. None had campylobactor, as if that cancels the rest out.

Better get that burger well-done! But still, ew.

Researchers tested 257 samples bought at regular grocery stores in 21 states from 27 distinct brands. Yeah, so? Itís raw meat, itís all riddled with microscopic nasties, just some more than others, right? Well, true, but thereís an added level of ick-factor to this mess. The bacteria continues to evolve into strains super-resistant to antibiotics because, contrary to scientific advice, Big Turkey hasnít curbed its use of the medicine, the magazine states. The study says a lot of the contamination came from feces in slaughtered turkey guts getting mixed up with the muscle meat.

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Reply Want a side of fries with that poop burger? (Original post)
n2doc May 2013 OP
hobbit709 May 2013 #1
bunnies May 2013 #2
hobbit709 May 2013 #3
bunnies May 2013 #4
hobbit709 May 2013 #5
bunnies May 2013 #6
HereSince1628 May 2013 #7
hobbit709 May 2013 #8
Buns_of_Fire May 2013 #9
LWolf May 2013 #10
BanzaiBonnie May 2013 #11
RiffRandell May 2013 #12

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:27 AM

1. The only time I eat turkey is on Turkey Day.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:29 AM

2. and everyone mocks us vegetarians.

 

Seriously though. Its ground up dead (abused) animal. Tainted? Who knew!?!

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Response to bunnies (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:33 AM

3. a major source of e. coli outbreaks is fruits and veggies.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #3)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:35 AM

4. Thats for those too lazy to wash them.

 

Try washing the "poop" out of ground up animal.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #4)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:43 AM

5. Ever try eating a live animal.

Any ground meat I buy comes from a place where I know what goes into the grinder. I don't buy that prepackaged stuff.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #5)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:48 AM

6. lol. no.

 

And wise decision on your part. We have a place near us that grind their own meat too. Whenever Mr. bunnies wants burger we get it from there. I just dont understand why anyone would think that packaged crap is safe. I mean... these companies clearly have little regard for the lives of the living things they "farm" so why would they have any regard for those who eat it?

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #5)

Thu May 2, 2013, 06:57 AM

7. The problem with bacterial contamination in birds is how they are processed--graphic

The speed that it's done requires methods that often rupture the intestines inside the bird and contaminate the carcass. It's no different for turkeys than it is for chickens or ducks.

If you eat commercially processed poultry, you've really got to be careful about adequate cooking because cooking IS a safety step.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #7)

Thu May 2, 2013, 07:04 AM

8. If birds were like fugu, they might be in a little less hurry.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 07:43 AM

9. DU's going to turn me into a vegetarian yet.

Now, If I can only get this Pepperoni Monkey off my back...

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Thu May 2, 2013, 07:47 AM

10. I heard this yesterday. The point that stood out for me was this:

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Bacteria found on products that had "no antibiotics," were labeled "organic," or were "raised without antibiotics" were resistant to fewer antibiotics, the analysis found. For turkeys raised with antibiotics, there was much more resistance to types of antibiotics used in healthy turkeys in order to stimulate growth and prevent disease than those that are not approved for those goals.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57582084/consumer-reports-dangerous-bacteria-on-90-percent-of-ground-turkey-tested/

Not a surprise, but I'd just got done reading a rather heated thread about "organic" being "woo."

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 08:04 AM

11. I use the grinder attatchment on my KitchenAid mixer

to make my own ground turkey and chicken.

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Thu May 2, 2013, 08:09 AM

12. I never liked it anyway.

That's gross.

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