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 Post subject: flesh eaters beware!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:30 am 
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... fail-tests

now we know / think people have been buying germ riddles flesh for years ... what will it take for them to wake up?

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 Post subject: Re: flesh eaters beware!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:37 pm 
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teacup wrote:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/18/fears-of-dirty-meat-entering-food-chain-after-25-of-abattoirs-fail-tests

now we know / think people have been buying germ riddles flesh for years ... what will it take for them to wake up?

I saw that headline last night and read out the bit about how standard practice is to cut off the piece of meat visibly covered in faeces and pass the rest of the carcass as food safe, but the two omnis did not seem bothered. (I had been reading out bits of other articles as well and didn't make a big deal out of it because I don't want to be seen as that obnoxious vegan and turn people off the movement).
The problem with finding out that this has been happening for years is that some people will say that proves it doesn't matter (because they regularly eat meat and don't get food poisoning 25% of the times they eat it, or whatever) and continue to ignore how gross it is.

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 Post subject: Re: flesh eaters beware!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:43 pm 
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I don't think people care too much because we hear about fecal contamination of meat all the time. That's why you're not supposed to eat raw poultry and should bleach the kitchen counter/sink after handling it. From my understanding, the plucked birds are put in a communal wash vat and residual feces, which contain salmonella, gets in the water and coats the carcasses. That's also why in the US we have to refrigerate eggs (they are washed to remove feces/salmonella, which destroys the protective cuticle that keeps eggs from spoiling). That's also why there are E. coli outbreaks in ground beef (poo gets ground in as well).

I think most people get over the squick factor because it's cooked. I doubt this is going to change anyone's consumption of beef long-term. TBH I never cared when I ate meat. I knew that E. coli came from poo but in my mind it was vanquished once cooked. I never thought that I was eating cooked poo particles (even though I was).

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