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.

80%.

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.]
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