May 2, 2013 |
In the wake of the recent Consumer Reports investigation finding a high percentage of contamination in ground turkey sold at retail outlets, there are some things to remember about food safety. The Times' Ricardo Lopez reported : "Consumer Reports said it tested 257 samples of ground turkey and patties from 21 states for five types of bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella . Overall, more than 90% of samples tested positive for one or more of the bacteria for which the magazine tested, with 60% harboring E. c oli. Three samples tested positive for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus , which can lead to fatal infections.
November 17, 2001 |
With more people expected to stay home this Thanksgiving, supermarkets are gearing up for an economic feast, stocking more sweet potatoes, pumpkin pies and bigger birds too. But that also means consumers will see fewer free turkeys and steep discounts. With strong sales projected, supermarkets are not feeling compelled to offer the same huge discounts on turkey and other items that they did in years past, farm economists said.
November 26, 1985 |
--President Reagan met Wilfred the Tom Turkey and a gathering of reporters in the Rose Garden, and it was Wilfred who had the last word. The President fended off questions dealing with substantive issues and said: "The only questions I will take today are about the turkey." Wilfred gobbled loudly, evoking laughter. "I agree with everything you've said," Reagan said solemnly. Wilfred, a 55-pound gift from the National Turkey Federation, is on his way to the Evans Farm in Vienna, Va.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2009 |
The millions of turkeys headed to the slaughterhouse and into the oven this Thanksgiving will receive no additional reprieve from the law. FOR THE RECORD: A subheadline on an earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that a federal appeals panel ruled that the Humane Society had no grounds to sue the USDA for asserting that a 1958 congressional act mandating humane slaughter does not extend to poultry. The appeals panel said the society has no standing to sue. Ruling on a four-year legal battle over the regulation of poultry slaughter, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week threw out a lawsuit challenging the government's position that a half-century-old congressional act on humane slaughter does not extend to animals of the feathered kind.
April 16, 1987 |
Turkey, hailed as the "great American bird" and a hallowed holiday tradition, appears to be going mainstream. Many cooks will serve turkey for their Easter dinner this year. Thirty years ago, 90% of all turkey was purchased in November and December. Today, 60% is bought in the first 10 months of the year. According to the National Turkey Federation, Americans ate an estimated 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1996 |
I once suggested duck for Thanksgiving dinner. You don't suggest duck to a holiday traditionalist like my wife. We'll have turkey today. We've already got the Christmas turkey in the freezer. That's because my wife says turkey just doesn't taste the same if you can't get it free through supermarket bargains. My favorite turkey story comes from the movie "The Accidental Tourist," when the eccentric family gets up before dawn to cook the Thanksgiving bird at 140 degrees. For the record, the U.S.
August 23, 1990 |
The potentially deadly Listeria bacteria was found in 32.2% of the uncooked turkey parts randomly selected from supermarket shelves and analyzed for the contaminant by University of California, Davis researchers, according to a recent report. "The study demonstrated the high prevalence of Listeria and specifically Listeria monocytogenes in (raw) turkey products," the article, in the Journal of Food Protection, stated. "Turkey meat is . . . a major food source of L.