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Are you concerned about meats and its potential to harbor parasites?

even if meat is fully cooked, you would still be eating dead parasites right? heck some might even still be alive, or its eggs might have survived. the quality of meat (pork beef chicken fish) i think has been severe degraded compared to what it used to be. chicken and beef products are neglected and treated with no care during preparation and slaughter, and fish are over fished to the point where company’s are now having to group fish within a artificial farm within the sea/ocean which encourages parasitic outbreaks.
i think meat nowadays isn’t being treated with respect whatsoever and cutting corners are leading to the degradation of the quality

Parasites are not found in beef and chicken. Trichinosis is a parasite found in pork. However, there has not been a case of someone in the US getting trichinosis in years. If you go overseas, just make sure you don’t eat undercooked pork, because trichinosis is quite common in third world countries.

Sashimi grade fish used to make "raw fish" sushi has been flash frozen to kill any parasites or eggs. Eating sushi is very safe because of these regulations. However, in others counties, sashimi grade fish may not have been frozen.

Parasites can be eliminated by properly cooking pork and fish. Cooking fish and pork to a minimum of 145 F for fifteen seconds will kill any eggs or parasites.

So, sure, eating fully cooked meat that had parasites in it means that you are eating dead parasites. They usually won’t hurt you, although some people will have an allergic reaction if they eat cooked parasites found in fish.

I think the fact that trichinosis has been eliminated in the US just goes to show how much food safety in the US has improved over the years. I totally disagree with your statement. New improvements and advancements are being made in food safety and sanitation all the time. There was once a time that food was not being inspected at all. A man by the name of Upton Sinclair wrote a book called the "Jungle". The book is about the meat packing plants of Chicago in the early 1900’s. The reason that the US has the FDA and USDA is because of this book. If you want to read some really gross stuff about meat, then read that book. I think the meat industry has made great strides in keeping our food safe.

6 thoughts on “Are you concerned about meats and its potential to harbor parasites?

  1. Betty says:

    Parasites are not found in beef and chicken. Trichinosis is a parasite found in pork. However, there has not been a case of someone in the US getting trichinosis in years. If you go overseas, just make sure you don’t eat undercooked pork, because trichinosis is quite common in third world countries.

    Sashimi grade fish used to make "raw fish" sushi has been flash frozen to kill any parasites or eggs. Eating sushi is very safe because of these regulations. However, in others counties, sashimi grade fish may not have been frozen.

    Parasites can be eliminated by properly cooking pork and fish. Cooking fish and pork to a minimum of 145 F for fifteen seconds will kill any eggs or parasites.

    So, sure, eating fully cooked meat that had parasites in it means that you are eating dead parasites. They usually won’t hurt you, although some people will have an allergic reaction if they eat cooked parasites found in fish.

    I think the fact that trichinosis has been eliminated in the US just goes to show how much food safety in the US has improved over the years. I totally disagree with your statement. New improvements and advancements are being made in food safety and sanitation all the time. There was once a time that food was not being inspected at all. A man by the name of Upton Sinclair wrote a book called the "Jungle". The book is about the meat packing plants of Chicago in the early 1900’s. The reason that the US has the FDA and USDA is because of this book. If you want to read some really gross stuff about meat, then read that book. I think the meat industry has made great strides in keeping our food safe.
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    chef
    culinary school grad
    serv/safe certified
    current food handler’s card
    29 years in the industry

  2. thecharleslloyd says:

    Yes, we really need to have a look at the way we shop for food. Price drives the quality not care.
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  3. Jim says:

    No, as long as you cook them properly, there is no danger.

    Please, why do you vegans come here trying to convert us to being vegan?
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  4. Jen says:

    I’m more concerned about the hormones in meat than the potential parasites–Though the amount of concern I have isn’t great since I don’t eat animals.
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  5. CYNTHIA says:

    We all "eat a peck of dirt before we die" meat is fairly well policed these days.
    You are just as likely to pick up spores from an unwashed potato or most veg.
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  6. blackvalo says:

    RT

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