Doctor's Note

How common is fecal contamination of retail chicken? See Fecal Residues in Chicken, and for meat in general, my video Fecal Bacteria Survey. And for a discussion of other neurological conditions that may be linked to poultry consumption, see yesterday’s video. There's also a strain of E. coli in chicken that causes urinary tract infections: Chicken Out of UTIs. For hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects check out the word cloud.

Please be sure to check out my associated blog posts: Adding FDA-Approved Viruses to MeatGerson Therapy for Cancer?, and Bugs & Drugs in Pork: Yersinia and Ractopamine

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    How common is fecal contamination of retail chicken? See Fecal Residues in Chicken, and for meat in general, my video Fecal Bacteria Survey. And for a discussion of other neurological conditions that may be linked to poultry consumption, see yesterday’s video. There’s also a strain of E. coli in chicken that causes urinary tract infections: Chicken Out of UTIs. For hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects check out the word cloud.

  • RudyS

    According to “The Food Revolution” by John Robbins, anywhere from 70 to 90 percent of store bought chicken has traces of campylobacter.

  • Joe Caner

    Things don’t seem to be getting any better. According the a recent The Guardian article, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/-sp-revealed-dirty-secret-uk-poultry-industry-chicken-campylobacter

    Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in UK are contaminated with campylobacter. There is a video documentary that accompanies the above article. The chicken handling processes that are being used in the UK seem like the same ones employed in the US. There was an interview with a woman who had developed Guillain-Barré syndrome. She was suffering long term disability from the neurological damage that she sustained from her auto-immune episode. It is frightening to think that one can be crippled by such a ubiquitous food item regardless of whether you eat it or not because it is the cross contamination from handling the chicken before cooking which is the typical source of the infection.

    Chicken is a biohazard. It would be safer to refrain from bringing raw poultry into one’s home.