Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PBS Frontline: "The Trouble with Chicken"

PBS Frontline re-aired (from May) a documentary “The Trouble with Chicken” Tuesday night, link here. The title is not a pun. 

The report focused on salmonella outbreaks (particularly the Heidelberg strain) leading to blood poisoning and severe symptoms (like limb blood vessel blockage) suddenly in some patients.

Much of the report focuses on the poultry giant Foster Farms.

Some strains have become more resistant to antibiotics.

It wasn’t clear if thorough cooking is sufficient to destroy the bacteria.

The poultry industry, a lot of it in the South, has some of the most brutal manual labor assembly jobs around.  Somebody’s got to do it?

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