If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Stuff.co.nz)   A teenager's school science project has exposed multiple antibiotic-resistant bugs in fresh chicken sold in supermarkets. If only there was some sort of heat treatment you could use to kill the bugs   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 93
    More: Scary  
•       •       •

7564 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Nov 2007 at 11:03 PM (6 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



93 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2007-11-30 09:01:22 PM
For all you raw chicken lovers out there let this be a warning.
 
2007-11-30 09:10:41 PM
Damn, I love me some chicken sashimi.

Does this go for cornish game hens as well?
 
2007-11-30 09:12:57 PM
Is it ironic that antibiotics caused this?
 
2007-11-30 09:59:08 PM
Let's see how resistant the little buggers are to a juicy dose of ionizing radiation.

/from orbit
 
2007-11-30 11:06:21 PM
Global warming will cure this
/or circumcision
 
2007-11-30 11:09:01 PM
johnny_vegas: Global warming will cure this
/or circumcision


And we'll name it Mohamed.
 
2007-11-30 11:09:52 PM
Tastes like.....ackk! (thud)
 
2007-11-30 11:10:21 PM
Lysol?
 
2007-11-30 11:11:49 PM
I tried using Peri Peri sauce. Dunno if it kills any bugs, but it's finger licking good.
 
2007-11-30 11:12:01 PM
Hello FARK,
Welcome to 20 year old news.
 
2007-11-30 11:12:07 PM
I just rub it down with some spices and that uranium that Amazon.com is selling. Kills all the bacteria, and then some.
 
2007-11-30 11:12:45 PM
just put wasabi on it, that nasty shiat will kill anything
 
2007-11-30 11:13:56 PM
ElLoco

Let's see how resistant the little buggers are to a juicy dose of ionizing radiation.

Hell yeah! More drumsticks per bird!
 
2007-11-30 11:16:02 PM
I can has irradiation? And not discard ten hundred thousand pounds of ground beef every other month? Someone think of the slaughtered animals. If you don't like the thought of irradiation, you haven't thought the whole thing thru on eating farm raised animals. Do not google. Google is not your friend.
 
2007-11-30 11:16:08 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Well, excuse me for making Chicken Tartare...
 
2007-11-30 11:18:13 PM
/expert chicken researchers (who are part of the consensus on global warming) not available for comment...

images.cnhi.zope.net
 
2007-11-30 11:20:05 PM
She bought six fresh chickens - free-range, barn-raised and organic - from a Christchurch supermarket.

So they cost more and come with free antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Sign me up!
 
2007-11-30 11:23:46 PM
Millar's mentor, John Aitken, a medical laboratory scientist from Southern Community Laboratories,...


Geez for a second there this article really had me going
 
2007-11-30 11:24:47 PM
Hey Kar98: I was mistakenly snarky earlier in a previous thread. I took one of your comments and associated it with someone elses typical comments...my bad.
 
2007-11-30 11:25:57 PM

" If only there was some sort of heat treatment you could use to kill the bugs"


Masturbation? You just gotta rub the right way.

 
2007-11-30 11:26:01 PM
Do the bugs come out like the worms in a porkchop?
 
2007-11-30 11:26:29 PM
Bob Down: Is it ironic that antibiotics caused this?

No. Inevitability is not ironic.
 
2007-11-30 11:29:22 PM
headlesschicken.ca

We can rebuild him. We have the technology.
 
2007-11-30 11:30:40 PM
Drug resistant salmonella adds that extra little zing and tongue numbness I have come to expect from my Walmartian (or in this case church) chicken. It's explosive diarrhea good.

/They got it from a church?
//Isn't that some kind of trademark infringment?
///You should just go to Popeye's
 
2007-11-30 11:32:21 PM
1. cook chicken well done (190 degrees)
2. avoid salmonella
3. survive
4. profit
 
2007-11-30 11:33:58 PM
You mean I was supposed to EAT all those chickens? Oh my. I feel dirty now.
 
2007-11-30 11:35:36 PM
"tobramycin is restricted to human use only."

That just scares me - here son we don't trust this with our chickens.
 
2007-11-30 11:35:56 PM
Because 6 chickens constitute a reasonable sample size, get back to me when some real science comes out.
 
2007-11-30 11:37:57 PM
The fact that the chickens were bought in a supermarket makes me question whether they got contaminated there. Especially since several of the antibiotics aren't given to chickens. Bacteria are particularly ubiquitous and have an amazing ability to contaminate things, especially half-assed science fair projects.
 
2007-11-30 11:38:08 PM
Luckily I cook chicken before I eat it.
 
2007-11-30 11:38:57 PM
Atillathepun: Bob Down: Is it ironic that antibiotics caused this?

No. Inevitability is not ironic.


"inewitabirity?"
 
2007-11-30 11:41:01 PM
Atillathepun: Inevitability is not ironic.

Sometimes it is
 
2007-11-30 11:42:21 PM
Chicken is one of the unsafest things you can eat, bacteria-wise, because it's often eaten with the skin on. The purpose of the skin (besides keeping the chicken's insides in) is to keep bacteria *out*. So that's where all the bacteria accumulate. Pork and beef, not so dangerous because you don't eat the skin.

Basically, if anything in your kitchen touches raw chicken, you should burn down your kitchen and everything in it immediately.

Of course, the other purpose of the chicken skin is to be deliciously crispy when fried in 370-degree oil, so you don't want to remove it. Just nuke anything it touched while raw.
 
2007-11-30 11:42:34 PM
So you're saying raw meat should be cooked before consumption? That's, like, way radical!
 
2007-11-30 11:43:39 PM
Am I the only one who read this headline and the one in TFA to mean the kids deliberately tainted the chicken with antibiotic-resistant bugs?

\holy crap it must be Friday
 
2007-11-30 11:46:14 PM
In Christchurch New Zealand, chickens slaughter YOU!
 
2007-11-30 11:47:00 PM
gawd must have created these antibiotic resistant bacteria to thwart the science fair, because they certainly could not have evolved from antibiotic susceptible bacteria.
 
2007-11-30 11:48:07 PM
I love it when chicken breast goes on sale for $0.99 per pound. It made me go out and buy a George Foreman grill back in '03. My favorite dish is grilled chicken breast on whole wheat toast, with tons of mustard, paprika, and some honey.

I always keep a bottle of bleach handy when I'm cooking chicken. The kitchen sink always gets a good soaking in bleach water, and of course I wash my hands with LIQUID BLEACH.

Because I don't screw around.
 
2007-11-30 11:49:26 PM
ElLoco: Let's see how resistant the little buggers are to a juicy dose of ionizing radiation.

We'd like to do that but the hippies don't know the difference between radiation and radioactive and get all up in arms: OMGWTFBBQ TEH CANSERS!!11!1!tooma

We could remove these bugs via a nice radiation dose instead of causing bug mutations via overuse of anti-biotics.

/I *hates* me some hippahs!
 
2007-11-30 11:54:29 PM
I have never understood why chickens would even need antibiotics. The "fryer" bird is only 8 weeks old, and the "roaster" is only 5 months old when they are brought to market.

The only reason they would ever get sick is if they were in terrible living conditions... oh wait.... nevermind.
 
2007-11-30 11:57:20 PM
At least it isn't a prion protein like Mad Cow. Cooking doesn't help.
 
2007-11-30 11:59:00 PM
Cosmic Crab: At least it isn't a prion protein like Mad Cow. Cooking doesn't help.

All that beef jerky I've consumed. It's a good thing I always wash it down with and ice cold Coke. That stuff will kill anything.
 
2007-12-01 12:00:27 AM
jsmilky: I love it when chicken breast goes on sale for $0.99 per pound. It made me go out and buy a George Foreman grill back in '03. My favorite dish is grilled chicken breast on whole wheat toast, with tons of mustard, paprika, and some honey.

I always keep a bottle of bleach handy when I'm cooking chicken. The kitchen sink always gets a good soaking in bleach water, and of course I wash my hands with LIQUID BLEACH.

Because I don't screw around.


THIS
 
2007-12-01 12:00:54 AM
Eat Chicken what are you friggig crazy? just wear a condom you are good to go.
 
2007-12-01 12:02:16 AM
chicken should be cooked at about 160-165... however some antibiotics arent denatured until about 161 degrees... so if you undercook your chicken by a few degrees... you are still possibly ingesting some of these antibiotics
 
2007-12-01 12:03:09 AM
If you think the hens are unhealthy, you should see some of the things I find on my cock.
 
2007-12-01 12:04:12 AM
jsmilky:
I always keep a bottle of bleach handy when I'm cooking chicken. The kitchen sink always gets a good soaking in bleach water, and of course I wash my hands with LIQUID BLEACH.

Because I don't screw around.


That's how you do it. My county extension service lists "cross contamination of kitchen surfaces during the preparation of pork chitterlings" as the number one cause of food poisoning in the county.

Clorox FTW.
 
2007-12-01 12:05:50 AM
Wow. Universal misunderstanding of the article.

The bacteria are the normal amount that were expected to be found in the chicken. The bacteria had developed resistance to the antibiotics given the chicken, and in turn had developed resistance to antibiotics commonly used to treat humans. The concern is that the bacteria in the chicken would pass this trait on to bacteria typically found in humans.
 
2007-12-01 12:06:46 AM
Tastes like.....ackk! (thud)

tee hee
 
2007-12-01 12:07:56 AM
Perhaps if there was a means for the body; a system if you will, for it to adapt to and combat pathogenic microbes, eventually rendering it immune to them.

What would such a thing be called?
 
Displayed 50 of 93 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report