Doctor's Note

I explain about Guillain-Barré syndrome (Campylobacter-triggered paralysis) in Poultry and Paralysis, in case you missed it. Fecal contamination from poultry is thought to be why more fecal bacteria can be recovered from kitchen sinks than toilet seats. See Fecal Contamination of Sushi. For cross-contamination and undercooking risks associated with eggs, see my video Total RecallMigrating Fish Bones documents a parallel to the fatal arterial puncture case presented here. And hundreds of other videos are available on more than a thousand subjects.

For more context, check out my associated blog posts:  Bugs & Drugs in Pork: Yersinia and RactopamineWhich Pets Improve Children's Health?Why Is Selling Salmonella-Tainted Chicken Legal?, and Probiotics and Diarrhea

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    I explain about Guillain-Barré syndrome (Campylobacter-triggered paralysis) in Poultry and Paralysis, in case you missed it. Fecal contamination from poultry is thought to be why more fecal bacteria can be recovered from kitchen sinks than toilet seats. See Fecal Contamination of Sushi. For cross-contamination and undercooking risks associated with eggs, see my video Total Recall. Migrating Fish Bones documents a parallel to the fatal arterial puncture case presented here. And hundreds of other videos are available on more than a thousand subjects.

    • HemoDynamic

      I think Neal Barnard at PCRM should “sue the bastards” and make them place the labels on the packages. I can only teach so much at an office visit and the legal avenue is probably the most appropriate and rewarding!

  • Mary

    Does freezing the meat or poultry before using it destroy any or (preferably) all of the viruses or bacteria?

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Also, please check out my associated blog post: http://nutritionfacts.org/blog/2012/05/17/poultry-and-penis-cancer/!

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please also check out my associated blog post, Poultry and Penis Cancer!

  • Ann

    You’re amazing.