- Jul 10, 2011
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Tosh. The salmonella poisoning fatality rate in the US is somewhere in the region of 400 persons per annum. Not one person died of salmonella in the UK over something like a decade.Ok that’s not really the case there’s study’s showing free range organic chickens having as much or even more bacteria than the cheaper end of the market, if preventing the infirm from becoming ill was your goal you should probably be championing the call for poultry to be chlorine washed. It would reduce people getting poisoned even when buying the most expensive free range massaged by virgins chicken that’s runs wild in the woods. The headline chlorine washed chicken is not great and none want crap shovelled down our throat’s, but am sure we’ve all seen the adds saying not to wash chicken before cooking as your liable to spread bacteria as much as remove it. So there is a reason and a sensible discussion to be had. For the record I spend a great deal of time finding great food and love cooking, people sometimes need to look beyond the headlines!!!
High intensity poultry farming in the US allows new batches of chickens to go into pens that have not been cleaned from the previous batch so that chickens are raised on mountains of chicken scat. Such practices have been banned in Europe for the past 20 years or so.
Prevention through best farming practice beats ineffective cure every time.