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(LA Times)   Foster Farms: Always Natural, Always Fresh. Sometimes infested with cockroaches   (latimes.com) divider line 29
    More: Sick, Foster Farms, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service  
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2014-01-10 12:07:40 AM
It adds protein, you should be paying extra for roaches.
 
2014-01-10 12:07:46 AM
FDA: if you can't shutdown a plant because salmonella is "natural," you are idiots. Laziness and greed are natural - can those slide too?
 
2014-01-10 12:09:51 AM

itsaidwhat: FDA: if you can't shutdown a plant because salmonella is "natural," you are idiots. Laziness and greed are natural - can those slide too?


It depends.  Were they free range roaches?
 
2014-01-10 12:13:59 AM
I only eat the organic roaches, cause I'm cool like that.
 
2014-01-10 12:14:51 AM

haolegirl: I only eat the organic roaches, cause I'm cool like that.


Damn hipster!
 
2014-01-10 12:14:59 AM
They have to be free range and free from hormones.
 
2014-01-10 12:16:28 AM
Cockroaches are part of the natural ecosystem. I don't recommend eating hundreds of them while trying to win a pet snake, but don't be surprised when they're around your food. Cause they are, almost all the time.
 
2014-01-10 12:16:54 AM
I thought the article would be about a farm that grows foster kids. I was disappointed
 
2014-01-10 12:23:33 AM
Fresh, natural cockroaches
 
2014-01-10 12:34:48 AM
"The roaches can eat the salmonella, so we're cool, right?"
 
2014-01-10 12:35:35 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Cockroaches are part of the natural ecosystem. I don't recommend eating hundreds of them while trying to win a pet snake, but don't be surprised when they're around your food. Cause they are, almost all the time.


Sorry but no, roaches are a sign of long term neglect and uncleanly conditions.
 
2014-01-10 12:39:13 AM

itsaidwhat: FDA: if you can't shutdown a plant because salmonella is "natural," you are idiots. Laziness and greed are natural - can those slide too?


Salmonella occurs in all chicken and all chicken parts--something like 90% of all chickens carry the bug, even free range backyard chickens you hand-reared on pure corn and artesian spring water. Unlike E. coli, which can only get into meat if it comes into contact with intestines, salmonella is pretty much everywhere in everything. So if they go after everyone with salmonella, the next stop will be your kitchen, because it's in there too.
 
2014-01-10 12:42:24 AM
FTA -- "Despite pressure to do so, federal inspectors could not force a recall of Foster Farms poultry because salmonella, unlike strains of E. coli is considered naturally occurring and not an adulterant."

Bingo, this is the point at which I realized that all this organic and all-natural stuff was getting out of hand.
 
2014-01-10 12:57:05 AM
I love you guys.
 
2014-01-10 12:57:13 AM

The Dogs of War: I thought the article would be about a farm that grows foster kids. I was disappointed


and I thought I was eating foster kids. It was like an inside joke between me and them. Chicken, wink wink.
 
2014-01-10 01:01:02 AM

The Dogs of War: I thought the article would be about a farm that grows foster kids. I was disappointed


HAR!
Thank you.
 
2014-01-10 01:03:30 AM
I never really understood their commercials about chickens wanting to be Foster Farms chickens....did they not understand that to be a Foster Farms chicken is to be slaughtered and eaten? Chick Fil A's "eat mor chikin" cows made much more sense.
 
2014-01-10 01:08:08 AM

Prey4reign: FTA -- "Despite pressure to do so, federal inspectors could not force a recall of Foster Farms poultry because salmonella, unlike strains of E. coli is considered naturally occurring and not an adulterant."

Bingo, this is the point at which I realized that all this organic and all-natural stuff was getting out of hand.


It's not organic per se with chickens. The issue is a normal chicken life vs. concentration camp chickens who live in a cage with their own feces and ensuing ammonia plus growth hormone shots. Which chicken do you think would be more tasty and healthy to eat?
 
2014-01-10 01:12:48 AM
I once served pancakes with a cockroach baked into it at a restaurant.  And a rat was moving around in the ivy that had grown up the wall right next to a patio table.  And my boss had given me a handful of condoms (this was in the early 90's and he was very eccentric) which I stuffed into my waitress apron with the checks.  I quickly pulled out a check for a table that was ready to go and out came flying a condom, landing right in the middle of the table.  They were not amused and I was so embarrassed I literally ran away and would not go back to the table (glad they didn't need change).  I miss that place.  Nothing like that ever happens anymore.
 
2014-01-10 01:49:21 AM

Gyrfalcon: itsaidwhat: FDA: if you can't shutdown a plant because salmonella is "natural," you are idiots. Laziness and greed are natural - can those slide too?

Salmonella occurs in all chicken and all chicken parts--something like 90% of all chickens carry the bug, even free range backyard chickens you hand-reared on pure corn and artesian spring water. Unlike E. coli, which can only get into meat if it comes into contact with intestines, salmonella is pretty much everywhere in everything. So if they go after everyone with salmonella, the next stop will be your kitchen, because it's in there too.


There is a distinction between being a carrier and being infected.  Many people are carriers for staph, for example, but are not infected.
 
2014-01-10 01:51:30 AM
Almost forgot what I came to post: Trader Joe's's "house brand" of fresh chicken is Foster Farms FYI.
 
2014-01-10 02:40:36 AM

CoonAce: Gyrfalcon: itsaidwhat: FDA: if you can't shutdown a plant because salmonella is "natural," you are idiots. Laziness and greed are natural - can those slide too?

Salmonella occurs in all chicken and all chicken parts--something like 90% of all chickens carry the bug, even free range backyard chickens you hand-reared on pure corn and artesian spring water. Unlike E. coli, which can only get into meat if it comes into contact with intestines, salmonella is pretty much everywhere in everything. So if they go after everyone with salmonella, the next stop will be your kitchen, because it's in there too.

There is a distinction between being a carrier and being infected.  Many people are carriers for staph, for example, but are not infected.


True, but what that means is, if they test chicken for the presence of salmonella, and it comes back positive, there's no way to tell if that chicken is an unhealthy disease-infected chicken, or one which is merely "carrying" it. Any positive test would mean shutting down a plant every time merely because a carrier tested positive. And since salmonella transmission can be prevented by thoroughly cooking your chicken and keeping the juices and blood away from other food, it shouldn't be an issue.

Clean your freaking knives.
 
2014-01-10 02:57:24 AM

Kevin72: I never really understood their commercials about chickens wanting to be Foster Farms chickens....did they not understand that to be a Foster Farms chicken is to be slaughtered and eaten? Chick Fil A's "eat mor chikin" cows made much more sense.


Except that the Chik-Fil-A cows are females which are generally used in milk production as opposed to steers, the neutered males that are used for beef production. So if their message is "eat chicken instead of us" it makes no sense either. Maybe they're saying "stop eating our bulls" but frankly if I were a cow I'd be just as happy that I wouldn't have to deal with their brief, clumsy ministrations. I mean have you ever seen a bull penis? Especially one in action? Gross.
 
2014-01-10 02:57:28 AM
Mmm crunchy chicken!
 
2014-01-10 08:37:31 AM

Gyrfalcon: CoonAce: Gyrfalcon: itsaidwhat: FDA: if you can't shutdown a plant because salmonella is "natural," you are idiots. Laziness and greed are natural - can those slide too?

Salmonella occurs in all chicken and all chicken parts--something like 90% of all chickens carry the bug, even free range backyard chickens you hand-reared on pure corn and artesian spring water. Unlike E. coli, which can only get into meat if it comes into contact with intestines, salmonella is pretty much everywhere in everything. So if they go after everyone with salmonella, the next stop will be your kitchen, because it's in there too.

There is a distinction between being a carrier and being infected.  Many people are carriers for staph, for example, but are not infected.

True, but what that means is, if they test chicken for the presence of salmonella, and it comes back positive, there's no way to tell if that chicken is an unhealthy disease-infected chicken, or one which is merely "carrying" it. Any positive test would mean shutting down a plant every time merely because a carrier tested positive. And since salmonella transmission can be prevented by thoroughly cooking your chicken and keeping the juices and blood away from other food, it shouldn't be an issue.

Clean your freaking knives.


I got salmonella once from cross-contamination (that's all I can figure, since the chicken appeared fully cooked). I have never been more sick in my entire life. I couldn't even keep down water, and the stomach cramps! I remember at one point just laying on my side and moaning in pain as they came in waves, then lurching to my feet to run to the bathroom, unsure which end to point at the toilet first. It was an absolutely MISERABLE four days.

Seriously, clean your knives and your cutting boards and counters. Never EVER let any raw chicken come into contact with something that isn't going to be cooked, like salad greens, or green onions that are going to be sprinkled on after cooking (I think that might have been what got me).

/can see why this infection kills babies and elderly people
//dehydration on top of being sick as a dog is no fun
 
2014-01-10 11:14:23 AM
These guys are probably the source of the infection

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2014-01-10 12:12:00 PM

Caffienatedjedi: It adds protein, you should be paying extra for roaches.


Roaches have been natural for what, 250 million years?
 
2014-01-10 04:20:52 PM

macross87: haolegirl: I only eat the organic roaches, cause I'm cool like that.

Damn hipster!


You sound old! ;-)
 
2014-01-11 04:03:05 AM

haolegirl: I only eat the organic roaches, cause I'm cool like that.


My roaches are free range.
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