Why is handling raw chicken more harmful today than in days past?

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  1. fastfreta profile image77
    fastfretaposted 4 years ago

    Why is handling raw chicken more harmful today than in days past?

    Can someone please tell me why handling raw chicken today is so harmful, when years ago we never even heard of any harmful side effects? I don't ever remember taking the precautions I do these days. What are they doing to chicken these days?

  2. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    I believe it's because of the poor factory conditions of the chicken. When kept in small cages for extended periods of time, fecal diseases make their way into the final product. Plus, all of the hormones and preservatives aren't helping the situation. These side effects are the result of mass producing animal products.

    1. fastfreta profile image77
      fastfretaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, now that makes sense. Thanks Dremer, I knew it had to be something new, it couldn't just be that chicken of itself is dangerous.

  3. Bellas blog18 profile image60
    Bellas blog18posted 4 years ago

    Food/farming company's are now putting more chemicals in there food to make it last longer were also having more allergies now a day  because the company's are putting in more chemicals to make the food look better and  make more tasty but it causes more problems.

    1. fastfreta profile image77
      fastfretaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Another good answer, thanks Bella.

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    Grey Templesposted 4 years ago

    Well, currently chickens are being sent to China to be butchered and then sent back to America.  Do you really think that all of the chickens will survive the trip? no. Do you think the Chinese will dispose of the dead chickens?  No.  They will be process along with the live chickens.  Make sure you check the label on the chicken for Process in America or Process in China.  The FDA will only make a yearly visit to the Chinese processing plants and the Chinese do not have the same health codes that America does.

    1. fastfreta profile image77
      fastfretaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well, well, never heard of this before. I will definitely check labels henceforth. Thank you so much Grey.

  5. Greenhousewife profile image83
    Greenhousewifeposted 4 years ago

    I believe it is due to the overuse of antibiotics. The germs and infections that used to be harmless are becoming "super bugs" as they become resistant to antibiotics. Speak with your dollars and buy organic, hormone and antibiotics free and free-range meats whenever possible. This goes for all meats you buy, eventually the producers will need to change their tactics to be healthier for everyone or go out of business.

    1. fastfreta profile image77
      fastfretaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Greenhousewife, I've been reading a lot about how the overuse of antibiotics are causing super bugs, but I never really factored in the chicken aspect.

  6. tirelesstraveler profile image77
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    It is because we have such poor immune systems these days.  FDR contracted polio when nobody else did because most people had relatively poor sanitation and had immunity to polio. He had always been kept extremely clean ,so when a nasty germ came around his immune system immediately failed. I do know people who got food poisoning from chicken, but that was because they didn't cook it long enough.
    Cook your food and don't worry.


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