No debate, I just wanted to post that headline. :biglaugh:
Seriously, though, ground turkey is teeming with fecal bacteria. Consumer Reports says more than half its samples 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. Additionally, the bacteria continues to evolve into strains super-resistant to antibiotics because, contrary to scientific advice, Big Turkey hasn?t curbed its use of the medicine, the magazine states. Federal law requires turkey processors to wash and chill carcasses throughout processing to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and contamination of the finished product, but it doesn't seem to be working. The National Turkey Federation disputes everything, of course.
Where do you stand on this? Are you in the, it's no worse than any other ground meat, camp? Or, I'll switch to whole turkey breasts, thanks? Anyone going to boycott turkey until they stop feeding them antibiotics? Tighten the regulations & increase the number of inspectors? Something else?