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Most chicken sold in stores is contaminated, Consumer Reports says
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Posted on 12/19/2013 12:04:43 PM PST by chessplayer

A report released Thursday indicates that just about all chicken sold in U.S. stores contains harmful bacteria, and nearly half are tainted with a so-called superbug that's resistant to antibiotics.

The Consumer Reports study, its most comprehensive to date on poultry, tested raw chicken breasts purchased at retail outlets nationwide for six bacteria, then checked for antibiotic resistance. The results showed nearly half of the samples were contaminated with at least one bacterium resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics, what's known as a superbug. Slightly more than 10 percent were tainted with two superbugs.

That finding is cause for alarm, said Urvashi Rangan, a toxicologist and executive director of Consumer Reports National Research Center.

"We're in a public health crisis," Rangan said. "Pharmaceutical companies are not making new antibiotics."

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KEYWORDS: chicken; chinachicken; foodsupply; health; poultry; superbugs
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1 posted on 12/19/2013 12:04:43 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
just about all chicken sold in U.S. stores contains harmful bacteria

This is great news for me, since it means that I'm completely immune to this bacteria.

2 posted on 12/19/2013 12:06:15 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: chessplayer

How about if we cook the chicken before we eat it?


3 posted on 12/19/2013 12:07:03 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: chessplayer

Radiate it. I’d pay a little more for a radiated bird.


4 posted on 12/19/2013 12:07:45 PM PST by DManA
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To: chessplayer
Good thing most people cook it before they eat it.
5 posted on 12/19/2013 12:09:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: chessplayer
All raw meat contains some level of bacteria. All bacteria are effectively killed by proper preparation and cooking.

CR is part of the environmentalist/consumer lobby that would welcome government regulation of everything. There's no problem here.

6 posted on 12/19/2013 12:09:09 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: chessplayer

This is just the ‘setup crisis’ to get the public to support chicken processed in China. The general public is THAT stupid.


7 posted on 12/19/2013 12:10:05 PM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: chessplayer
"Pharmaceutical companies are not making new antibiotics."

And, whose holding them back from making new antibiotics? Big govt and overburdening regulations.

8 posted on 12/19/2013 12:10:22 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: chessplayer

Are there people who didn’t already know this?
Are there people who eat raw chicken?


9 posted on 12/19/2013 12:10:27 PM PST by thorvaldr
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To: chessplayer

I like my chicken cooked, this kills most of it.

But now we will have chicken from China with “USA” on the label to worry about


10 posted on 12/19/2013 12:10:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: chessplayer
I've got one slow roasting in the oven right now.


11 posted on 12/19/2013 12:12:32 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Cementjungle

That’s why you never get cook or get served chicken rare.


12 posted on 12/19/2013 12:13:35 PM PST by AU72
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To: thorvaldr

I’m sure there is an offshoot of Paleo nutrition that only eats raw food.


13 posted on 12/19/2013 12:14:22 PM PST by EEGator
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To: sickoflibs

Chicken tartar has always been a bad idea.


14 posted on 12/19/2013 12:15:05 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sickoflibs

That always solves the problem same will all meat. It is why in the 1,000 of years mankind has been here we learned long ago how it was suppose to be done.


15 posted on 12/19/2013 12:15:19 PM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: AU72

I eat chicken sushi.

I call it Cushi.


16 posted on 12/19/2013 12:15:28 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: chessplayer

I guess thats why we cook it?

no?


17 posted on 12/19/2013 12:15:55 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: chessplayer

When I was a kid, Mother made the best fried chicken. There were 5 kids and everyone had their piece. Mine was the drumstick and gizzard.

One day I was eating with Mother and Daddy and it just occurred to me that the chicken wasn’t as good as when we were kids and even many years after that.

I mentioned it to Mother and she said she knew it wasn’t as good but she had no idea why.

I just realized it might be the chickens aren’t as good quality.


18 posted on 12/19/2013 12:16:22 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: RoadGumby

because chicken from china will be bacteria free!!!


19 posted on 12/19/2013 12:16:48 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: chessplayer

Yeah, that’s why we’re all dead. Oh, wait...


20 posted on 12/19/2013 12:17:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Yum! That is the best way to cook a chicken.
Stuffed, roasted and served with taters and gravy, maybe some green beans on the side and some rolls.
Yumm!


21 posted on 12/19/2013 12:17:58 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sickoflibs

That always solves the problem same will all meat. It is why in the 1,000 of years mankind has been here we learned long ago how it was suppose to be done.


22 posted on 12/19/2013 12:18:54 PM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: chessplayer
About to roast one myself. with carrots, taters, and parsnips along side


23 posted on 12/19/2013 12:19:41 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

Kinky trussing.


24 posted on 12/19/2013 12:20:14 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: yarddog

IMO chickens are as good of quality. They are factory raised on a diet designed to make them grow fast.

Many spend their entire life in a small cage barely big enough for their body, but it doesn’t allow movement. Through genetic breeding the breast gets so heavy their legs can’t hold them up.

Far different then the chickens we had when I grew up.


25 posted on 12/19/2013 12:21:01 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: chessplayer

26 posted on 12/19/2013 12:21:06 PM PST by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: chessplayer

OH NO!!! We’re all gonna die.

Are these bacteria super enough to take the heat of a deep fryer???


27 posted on 12/19/2013 12:21:46 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: sickoflibs
How about if we cook the chicken before we eat it?

Tell that to Church's. Last time I ate there, I lost weight.

28 posted on 12/19/2013 12:22:31 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: sickoflibs

How about if we cook the chicken before we eat it?


I don’t think cooking kills all the bacteria. Not from what I’ve read on cooking websites, anyway.


29 posted on 12/19/2013 12:24:12 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Don’t get my chicken from the grocery store. Problem solved.


30 posted on 12/19/2013 12:24:19 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: chessplayer

Cooking the chicken is all well & good, but you have to be very careful to wash/clean everything the chicken comes into contact with, too.


31 posted on 12/19/2013 12:25:03 PM PST by gdani (Excessive consumerism threatens Christmas more than someone wishing me "Happy Holidays")
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To: edcoil
RE :”That always solves the problem same will all meat. It is why in the 1,000 of years mankind has been here we learned long ago how it was suppose to be done.”

Yep, Who expects to be able to eat raw or rare chicken?

Yuk, learned that when young. I Remember my parents telling me under-cooked pork would give me 'worms'

I always rinse it in hot water then wash my hands with soap then fully cook it.

32 posted on 12/19/2013 12:25:24 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: chessplayer
Gee whiz. Darn good thing I don't eat raw chicken, hmm?

And in general, I don't treat my raw poultry with antibiotics. So the superbugs will have to find a way to survive high temperature.

33 posted on 12/19/2013 12:25:35 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
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To: yarddog

When I was a kid, they used to make Mock City Chicken.
Does anyone remember that?

It was ground pork shaped on a stick to look like a drumstick and it was breaded and fried.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_chicken

Maybe that was a regional thing.


34 posted on 12/19/2013 12:25:36 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: driftdiver

It will be ‘sold’ that way. The agreement to send US chickens to China, for processing and return, is already in place. THIS could be the ‘justifying crisis’.


35 posted on 12/19/2013 12:26:15 PM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: Dalberg-Acton
RE :”How about if we cook the chicken before we eat it?
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Tell that to Church's. Last time I ate there, I lost weight. “

You cooked chicken there then ate it?

36 posted on 12/19/2013 12:26:32 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: chessplayer; All
Now it's even more important that proper, sanitary methods be used when handling raw chicken..

especially a cutting board used ONLY for chicken.and one that doesn't nick...bacteria can remain in the cracks..and one that can go in the dishwasher. Important also to wipe down all oountertops..and wash sinks...and, oh yeah..WASH HANDS!!

37 posted on 12/19/2013 12:28:17 PM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: yarddog
I just realized it might be the chickens aren’t as good quality.

Same here. I make homemade chicken soup a lot and noticed quite a few years ago that the broth wasn't as tasty as it used to be. Have to add chicken bullion/granules to flavor it up. It's not my mother's chicken anymore.

38 posted on 12/19/2013 12:28:24 PM PST by azishot
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To: DManA
Wait until that chicken from CHINA -- recently approved by fedzilla -- hits the shelves...!

(And before someone asks, I will post this until the idiots in government alter this insane and now dangerous UNILATERAL FREE – NOT FAIR -- trade policy with China and the fools in the multinationals STOP exporting the production of EVERYTHING to China and bring those jobs home.

As you think about that, recall that in ancient times, the Romans and others would catapult disease-riddled corpses over the walls of cities they besieged to sicken and kill the enemy. The Chinese know that history even if we obviously have forgotten it. Get my drift there?

On a recent visit to China, a friend spotted this ad in a Beijing newspaper. He sent me the photo with a translation of the ad copy.

BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR AND JOIN CHINA’S NEW MONIED ELITE!

Yes, you can now join the millions of happy and prosperous Chinese citizens taking advantage of the growing numbers of American and Western multinational corporations “outsourcing” their production to the hard-working and industrious people of China. This outsourcing has now spread to their food supplies and ingestible items. Since these firms pay us for gross weight – and this new weight will be pretty gross – and the stupid American government only spot-checks imported items in these categories (they just got lucky on the anti-freeze thing), it has opened an entirely new opportunity which our beloved Chairman is offering to any Chinese citizen willing to do a little of what the foolish Americans call “grunt work.”

Installing one of these state-of-the-art food additive production facilities behind YOUR hovel is as simple as clipping the coupon below and sending it to the address shown. Your production plant will be shipped to you in 4 to 6 weeks. Supplies are limited so don’t fart around. ACT NOW!!

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These silly Americans have an expression we have “borrowed” and modified to describe this new and exciting venture: “Don’t give me any s**t.”

Our motto will be “We won’t GIVE you any s**t. But we’ll SELL it to you fools at a really great price.”

Better yet, we convince them to COME HERE to pick it up and save us the shipping costs.

AND LOOK FOR A NEW DROP-DEAD MONEY-MAKER COMING SOON. SOYLENT YELLOW PROMISES TO BE BIG!!

AND YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT THE “CHERY” PERSONAL VEHICLE TO BE IMPORTED BY CHRYSLER IS SIMPLY A HORIZONTALLY MODIFIED VARIATION OF THE VERTICAL UNIT SHOWN ABOVE. WE SIMPLY SLAP AN ENGINE AND SOME WHEELS ON THAT PUPPY AND OFF SHE GOES! AMERICA’S VAST ILLEGAL POPULATION OUGHT TO SNAP THEM UP LIKE TACOS.

39 posted on 12/19/2013 12:31:09 PM PST by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS: GROW A PAIR! IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: chessplayer
Ah yes, CR wringing it's hands over yet another crisis screaming out for government intervention.

Pack of freaking statists.

40 posted on 12/19/2013 12:31:23 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: chessplayer

I learned a lot from War of the Worlds.

It’s why I never wash my hands.


41 posted on 12/19/2013 12:32:12 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: GeronL

I just plan to never eat any chicken containing processed foods. Actually, I don’t buy and eat processed foods anyway.

If I want chicken tamales or pot pie, I make my own. It’s just not that hard.

People don’t know how to cook anymore.


42 posted on 12/19/2013 12:32:31 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: azishot

El Pollo Loco has been serving really small chickens lately.


43 posted on 12/19/2013 12:33:19 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Cementjungle
This is great news for me, since it means that I'm completely immune to this bacteria.

Great news for me too, since I haven't eaten chicken in about the last 60 years.

44 posted on 12/19/2013 12:33:21 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: chessplayer

Are we supposed to be eating raw chicken now?

Consumer (marxist) Reports is getting lamer every day.


45 posted on 12/19/2013 12:33:26 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: DManA
Radiate it. I’d pay a little more for a radiated bird.

Ditto. But it involves the word that terrifies the public: "radiation."

46 posted on 12/19/2013 12:34:42 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: driftdiver; yarddog

There is a big difference in flavor and quality between brands. The generic house brands on sale can be awful. After getting a particularly bad house brand sale chicken I only buy Oregon grown Foster Farms. Eggs are similar but you usually never get bad ones, just not as flavorful.
And yes, it is dependant on the quality of feed.

Chinese raised chicken will help clean up China. They will feed them the toxic wastes we ship to them and send it back in a chicken. That way they can put the USA label on it. Semi/sarc


47 posted on 12/19/2013 12:34:47 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: chessplayer

It’s not the cooked chicken that is the problem, it’s the improperly disinfected prep surfaces that cross contaminate food that isn’t going to get cooked.

Reusing a cutting to make salad after a quick rinse under running water is not smart.

Or storing raw meats above produce in the fridge, where leaking liquids from the packages might drip into the lettuce.


48 posted on 12/19/2013 12:37:56 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: RoadGumby

Cook the bird! Kill the germs! There is no Crisis! That or kill live birds and cook em fresh.


49 posted on 12/19/2013 12:38:20 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: chessplayer

Put this on it, it will kill anything Wheeew!!

http://www.amazon.com/Grace-Jamaican-Jerk-Seasoning-284g/dp/B00269K1FC/ref=sr_1_2?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1387485605&sr=1-2&keywords=grace+seasoning


50 posted on 12/19/2013 12:40:25 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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