Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Contaminated chicken

Here's just another reason to go local and organic.

"Most contaminated were Tyson and Foster Farms chickens. More than 80 percent tested positive for one or both pathogens."

Campylobacter and Salmonella are the pathogens in question.


The "cleanest" brand of chicken tested, Perdue. Only 56% contamination...Wow. Only half.

The cleanest chickens? Organic. Entirely free of salmonella but not of campylobacter. One assumes because the production numbers are lower, but no reason is cited.

Read it all at Consumer Reports.

What's for dinner? Er...leftover chicken-turned pilaff.

[Ed: amendment: due to arrival of superlative quince jelly from Ms Zachos via USPS, lamb is for dinner.]


  1. I thought you were going to say you and some guests had a night on the porcelain, but, whew....

    We should assume, right, that all those chickens I ate from Tyson, Perdue, and whoever else chicken, were cooked well enough to kill off the worse of those boogers.

    I usually buy bell/evans or murrays at the grocer, but how many other brands have I eaten in all kinds of eateries across this chicken lickin land?!

    Oh meat, how you upset me;)

  2. making me double glad the delicious ,just out of the oven, chicken is organic. still has it's bones though, dammit.

  3. Yikes...I'll have to think about that the next time I pick up a chicken from the market.

    That roasted chicken looks fabulous though.

  4. Here, with the mercury soaring, I daresay we'll have a rash of "salmonella salamis." Seems to happen every year...


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