MRSA and turkeys

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edited 26 November 2013 at 9:49PM in Over 50s MoneySaving
there is a new strain of mrsa and it has been found in turkeys. It is a reported low risk but a risk too far for us. Dh has two metal hips and this bacteria likes metal. It has been found in 2/3 of turkeys on a farm in east anglia

Is this the thin edge of a bigger problem? anyway I have cancelled my turkey order, which I was dithering about anyway and we will be having beef fillets

Just passing it on in case anyone else needs to avoid unneccessary risk taking

A colleague had a very fit rugby player husband who got a broken leg and later died from mrsa at the age of 42


  • Farway
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    From the report it seems thorough cooking will kill any bugs, but I agree with your decision, just not worth the risk

    I will be on a three fish roast from Lidl
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  • margaretclare
    margaretclare Posts: 10,789 Forumite
    It doesn't HAVE to be turkey!

    I thought of making a venison casserole with red wine sauce, and herb dumplings. Very suitable for a mid-winter feast.
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