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raw meat and safety

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Hi all, just wondering if grain-fed raw meat bought in the corner box-grocery store(in Canada specifically) would be safe to consume raw? Why or why not? I am thinking beef and possibly hamburger but have had serious doubts given the contradictory information circulating on the net. Any ideas?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 24, 2011
at 01:28 AM

I also never get sick from eating raw, even raw chicken. But...I often don't feel good after eating cooked chicken. If I had to guess, since so much of paleo has worked, eating meat uncooked is probably the next big thing in paleo.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 23, 2011
at 06:15 PM

so far so good for moi aussi. Mainly beef roast, grass-fed though as well as raw eggs. Soon I'll have to transition to grain-fed and have asked what is the best option for cuts of meat. Any pork-related problems? My guess is beef is the safest commonly found/cheap grocery store meat?

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on May 23, 2011
at 05:33 PM

Two good threads: http://paleohacks.com/questions/1526/safety-of-rare-or-raw-meat-and-organs#axzz1NAzSUsQ5 http://paleohacks.com/questions/14099/diet-of-mainly-raw-meat#axzz1NAzSUsQ5

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on May 23, 2011
at 05:22 PM

I've eaten lots of both grain and grass fed beef raw, and have never had the slightest problem.

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on May 23, 2011
at 03:46 PM

bottom round is very, very lean and has long/wide fibers so it makes good on roasts as well as jerky. Wouldn't know about raw as I normally only eat raw dried beef (which I use eye of round or bottom round for), or carpaccio with tenderloin (def. NOT inexpensive).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 23, 2011
at 02:36 PM

Good advice, makes sense. But what cuts would you recommend for the starving student? Hamburger sells at $1/lb. here.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 23, 2011
at 02:35 PM

Thanks Joshua. What cuts would you recommend for the starving student? I have heard roasts are cost-effective...

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on May 23, 2011
at 01:18 PM

Much more in favor of blue rare, cooked on the outside enough to kill anything nasty. I would not consume raw hamburgers from the corner store.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on May 23, 2011
at 12:50 PM

I wouldn't trust raw ground meat due to cross contamination (each one of those little meat "granules" must have passed through a grinder, i.e. potential for cross contamination.

Raw meat you've cut yourself, from your own santized utensils on the ohter hand... I would consider that much safer.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 23, 2011
at 02:35 PM

Thanks Joshua. What cuts would you recommend for the starving student? I have heard roasts are cost-effective...

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on May 23, 2011
at 03:46 PM

bottom round is very, very lean and has long/wide fibers so it makes good on roasts as well as jerky. Wouldn't know about raw as I normally only eat raw dried beef (which I use eye of round or bottom round for), or carpaccio with tenderloin (def. NOT inexpensive).

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on May 23, 2011
at 04:18 PM

Grass fed meat that has been frozen for two weeks is alleged to be free from harmful bacteria. I would avoid eating factory farmed animals raw or cooked though, for the same reasons that motivated me to be vegan for many health damaging years, and also due to the inferior nutritional value. Definitely seek out high quality meat and offal that is safe to consume raw, nothing beats it!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 23, 2011
at 04:28 PM

My answer here is going to be a question. I'm sure many readers have experimented with eating raw. Have you had negative results from eating raw?

66283d390809787a11a81be7ee5fb98d

(280)

on May 23, 2011
at 05:22 PM

I've eaten lots of both grain and grass fed beef raw, and have never had the slightest problem.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 24, 2011
at 01:28 AM

I also never get sick from eating raw, even raw chicken. But...I often don't feel good after eating cooked chicken. If I had to guess, since so much of paleo has worked, eating meat uncooked is probably the next big thing in paleo.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 23, 2011
at 06:15 PM

so far so good for moi aussi. Mainly beef roast, grass-fed though as well as raw eggs. Soon I'll have to transition to grain-fed and have asked what is the best option for cuts of meat. Any pork-related problems? My guess is beef is the safest commonly found/cheap grocery store meat?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 23, 2011
at 01:26 PM

Best thing. you visit the meat factory and learn about meat butchering and meat industry. We can give advices.

By seeing how the meat is produced you will defintly get it why you need good quality.

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C23ec4b85f3cbeb9ddf6bf78317d56e3

on May 23, 2011
at 01:01 PM

Definitely listen to Joshua. Bacteria infests raw meat where the meat has been exposed to air. So, the surface of the meat is what is affected. I wouldn't go totally raw personally. The act of cooking a steak gets the surface hot enough to kill the bacteria and make it safe for consuming. With ground beef every little piece has been exposed to the air and needs to be cooked. I guess if' you've cut it yourself and consume it right away, then the danger is minimal.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 23, 2011
at 02:36 PM

Good advice, makes sense. But what cuts would you recommend for the starving student? Hamburger sells at $1/lb. here.

C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

(2246)

on May 23, 2011
at 01:18 PM

Much more in favor of blue rare, cooked on the outside enough to kill anything nasty. I would not consume raw hamburgers from the corner store.

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