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Should consumer know the brand of turkey involved in the outbreak?

  1. 1. Should consumer know the brand of turkey involved in the outbreak?

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    • I AM VEGAN
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    • WHO CARES
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There is an outbreak of a drug-resistant strain salmonella in raw turkey, but the Government is refusing to name the brand of turkey or farm. This is very dishearting this is one of the few days out the year everyone truly unites. As consumers, we need to be informed of what we are purchasing and make the choice.

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There is an outbreak of a drug-resistant strain salmonella in raw turkey, but the Government is refusing to name the brand of turkey or farm. This is very dishearting this is one of the few days out the year everyone truly unites. As consumers, we need to be informed of what we are purchasing and make the choice.

Literally just saw this story on the news right before reading your post and Jenny-O was mentioned in the news story. After reading your post I googled and the first result mentioned Jenny-O in the second sentence of the article. Not sure where you get your news from but "the Government" seems to be sharing this information with everyone but you.

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I voted yes before I did a quick Google search. Now I am not so sure..

It looks like Jennie-O has just today announced the recall. But this is a year-long outbreak, start at the end of 2017 and has involved many different brands and locations. They haven't yet identified the source of the contamination.

So perhaps avoiding a false sense of security is the reason the reason for not naming a brand.

"We have ill people that are reporting lots of different types of turkey products with lots of different brands, and purchasing them from many different locations," she says. People who have become ill have said they came into contact with or ate ground turkey, turkey parts (such as drumsticks or breasts), and whole turkeys." [/Quote] (From Consumer Reports}.

Looks to me like there's going to be a lot of dry turkey served this Thanksgiving Day!

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I don't really care as we are meticulous about cooking, cleaning, and no cross contamination in my house. A family member was certified by the department of health for a school fundraiser to run the concession stands many many years ago. After that we have always religiously checked temperatures for safe eating.

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I find it hard to believe that a recall wouldn't be immediately issued for contaminated food.

But then again, some people are anti-regulation and don't want "Government" telling them what they can and can't do.

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All poultry is contaminated with harmful bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, and campylobacter. These become multi-drug resistant when poultry are fed antibiotics (Which causes them to reach market size faster). Washing chicken and other poultry does not remove bacteria. You can kill these bacteria only by cooking chicken to the proper temperature. 165 degrees. Like raw meat, raw seafood may contain bacteria that can be destroyed only by cooking.

So cook your turkey properly and enjoy!

Hppy

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