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Meat and poultry: good-to-know facts. All meat and poultry can harbor potentially harmful bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella.But ground meat is particularly risky because if it is contaminated, the bacteria can be present throughout the meat—not just on the surface, as in a steak. When purchasing meat and poultry, it’s important to use your senses of touch, smell and sight. Always make sure the meat is firm to the touch, and check that they packaging doesn’t have any tear. When buying meat, poultry and fish, read product labels and look for buzzwords such as: certified organic, grass-fed, free-range, wild, grain-free, antibiotic-free, hormone free, and non-processed.

When you clean up your diet and focus on eating animal products that come from quality sources, your body and health will thank you. When buying fish, you don’t want to just grab any old fillet and take it home. Frozen fish doesn’t require as much caution because it doesn’t spoil as quickly, but if you prefer fresh fish (I know I do), it pays to understand how to choose the freshest and most delicious product you can find. Dried and semi-dried meat, poultry and seafood products may be served in CNPs as part of a reimbursable meal or snack; however, these types of products (e.g., dried meat sticks) are not listed in the Food Buying Guide, as there is no standard yield data for these food items. Whole meat: 145°F (62.8°C), and the meat should be allowed to rest for at least three minutes before eating.

The resting time gives the heat more time to kill any bacteria. The resting time. While Costco does sell good quality meat and poultry, their prices tend to be much higher than local grocery stores. Stew meat, which is a relatively cheap cut of meat, is currently sold at Costco for $5.99 per pound.

According to this week’s sales ad, my local Vons in Los Angeles is selling stew meat for $2.99 per pound. Despite the name, Omaha Steaks isn’t just steaks. You can find poultry, pork, lamb, bison, and even seafood. While you can certainly buy your cuts of meat individually, Omaha Steaks is best known for their packages that include a variety of different cuts, and offer a discount for these combos over buying everything separately.

One-stop complete news resource for news, ideas, trends, innovations, issues and more that impact the meat and poultry processing industry. Refrigerate or freeze meat, poultry, eggs, seafood, and other perishables within 2 hours of cooking or purchasing. Refrigerate within 1 hour if the temperature outside is above 90° F.

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Poultry products have become the largest single retail meat category, with about 30 per cent of meat sales, while packaged meat products (fresh and frozen) account for about 25 per cent.

“Kill and Chill: Restructuring Canada's Beef Commodity Chain” by Ian MacLachlan
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Shopping Be aware of the difference between meat inspection and meat grading.

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When purchasing meat, the biggest rule is commonsensical: if it smells bad, don’t buy it.

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Each meat shopper needs to be able to estimate how much meat, fish, or poultry to buy.

“Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set” by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
from Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
Taylor & Francis, 1993

Living in large metropolitan centers, there is little we can do about choosing our meat as we depend entirely on a local supermarket that we buy it from.

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There are four major sectors of poultry produce: chicken meat; turkey meat; eggs; and niche products such as game birds, waterfowl (ducks and geese), ratites (ostriches and emus), squabs (pigeons), silkie chickens, quail and quail eggs and game birds (pheasants, partridges, tinamou).

“Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry, 2nd Edition” by Robert Blair
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Transaction costs for many of the suppliers can be saved – dealers can buy and sell by telephone without inspecting each batch of meat—if the labelling of grades and qualities of meat are reliably regulated, as in many countries they are.

“Economics: A New Introduction” by Hugh Stretton
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by Hugh Stretton
Pluto Press, 1999

Research shows (Glitsch 2000a, b) that in the case of meat and meat products, the place of purchase, whether butcher’s shop or supermarket, is regarded by consumers (even in those countries where butcher’s shops have hardly any importance) as a primary indicator, both of safety and eating quality.

“Meat Processing: Improving Quality” by Joseph P. Kerry, John F. Kerry, David Ledward
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by Joseph P. Kerry, John F. Kerry, David Ledward
Elsevier Science, 2002

If you are buying meat, try to choose products from organic or free-ranging farms.

“Your Vegetarian Pregnancy: A Month-by-Month Guide to Health and Nutrition” by Holly Roberts
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For more specific jargon and shopping tips, refer to the specific meat’s chapter in Part IV of this book.

“Grilling For Dummies” by John Mariani, Marie Rama
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by John Mariani, Marie Rama
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  • Me again your family from Chicago I’m not kidding I’m watching your video and I have never seen so much meat not even in our Costco and I’m not familiar with any of that stuff in either because I really don’t eat red meat but my family knows when I go in there I just go for like the potato chips cookies and candy and all the good stuff and her stuff and he doesn’t have all that seafood in it but I did find out if it says previously frozen that you cannot refreeze it and the butcher at our Costco’s told me that if it says that I need to go and put it in your fridge and bottom it will last for days and then you need to cook it do not refreeze it if it states previously frozen and it just thought I’d put that out there have a great day again❤️��

  • Nice video. A few things:
    Prime brisket is super cheap because its a packers cut, so it’s almost half fat. Not really the good kind of fat either, just scrap. Still a decent deal, and a great meat, but that’s why it looks cheap, it’s almost twice as expensive per lb of actual meat.
    Blade tenderizing steaks is indeed crazy, however most people have no idea how to cook a decent steak so they could probably use the help. That said, the risk is also extremely low, so while I would never put out a video advising people to cook it rare or MR…. you would honestly be fine. I wouldn’t suggest it everywhere, but Costco is really good with sanitation.
    The larger cuts aren’t blade tenderized, so buy a strip loin and cut your own steaks. It’s significantly cheaper anyway. Only downside is if people don’t know how to freeze steaks correctly it can be a lot at once (I get 12 from each)

  • I wonder if your Seafood differs for people more inland in the states, since you live in Florida and seafood is more easily attainable.

  • From a Canadian perspective that was so interesting to watch!! Some of the prices are on par with Canadian prices, some are cheaper and some are more expensive (which was surprising!). I lived in the US for work for about 2 years and it was so enjoyable to grocery shop with all of the variety available. Also, growing up in Canada and seeing all of the US commercials for food it was nice to finally be able to try some of them. I miss the variety that the US stores have vs. the Canadian stores!! This video, as always, put a little happy in my day!!:)

  • “Cancer” is caused by sugar, fructose, fungus, yeasts, molds,toxic diets,pesticides, dairy, hormones,” prions “, virus in meat,chlorinated water,, high oxalate crystals, high uric acid,, Stress, UV radiation exposure, G5 towers, electric magnetic radiation-damaged, heated fats, fried foods, high protein diets, processed food, refine carbohydrates.

    “Eat a low “”lectin”” ” low “oxalate” ” diet “…no spinach, no wheat!.no bread, no pasta!

    American cuisine is poison, cosmic UV radiation exposure (sun), mercury in Fish.

    If you keep you blood sugar below 85 and you eat organic plant base diet you will never get Cancer.

    Many people feel tired and depressed they exercise they eat healthy..They forget that Candida fungus and yeast in the body cause chronic fatigue, brain fog, chronic depression and many diseases in the brain and body ; Fungus, candida and yeast love fructose -> Fruit and high refined carbohydrates.

    Fructose causes a “fatty liver”…damages the liver, weight gain, and feeds parasites, Candida, yeast in the body..

    all bacteria, virus fungus love “fruit sugar “.__ Fruit is poison and addictive! > (fructose)

    Read the Book called ; “”The Yeast connection handbook “”By Williams G Crook, M.D.

    “Cats claw” is a an amazing herb it good for Amyloid in Alzheimer’s great to kill candida and virus also taking oregano oils, MSM sulfur, coconut oils are good for fungus and yeast or you can go to your doctor and get a prescription for anti-fungal medication called “NYSTATIN”

    Watch what you put in your mouth.

    Don’t dig your grave with your teeth.

    Coffee is another drug (caffeine ) makes the liver to release sugar to the blood and this causes ” insulin” surge to be released by the pancreas..the result is hunger and weight gain!

    you want to lose weight? no coffee, no tea….no caffeine!….coffee and teas are a drug > ( caffeine )

    Liver Detoxification –. L-Ornithine is truly special, because it helps your body eliminate extra nitrogen amonia from high protein diets and other types of waste.

    The liver hates fat, fried food, heated damaged fats, sugar, fructose, chemicals,pesticides -> Detox!

    I LOVE chromium GTF by NOW. I have been using this for years. I’d been having a lot of difficulty with low blood sugarwith hand tremors & a foggy head. When I take this supplement daily, I feel steady all day even if I’m late eating a meal. appetite control & sugar cravings along with eating lower carbs. help keep my blood sugar in line.

    -If you’re trying to losing weight the solution is “Fasting ” and eating a plant base diet..the less you eat the longer you will live.

    great book ; The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by DR. Jason Fung

    A “mycotoxin ” is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by organisms of the fungus kingdom and is capable of causing disease and death in both humans and other animals. The term ‘mycotoxin’ is usually reserved for the toxic chemical products produced by fungi that readily colonize crops

    = Mycotoxins are toxic compounds that are naturally produced by certain types of moulds (fungi). Moulds that can produce mycotoxins grow on numerous foodstuffs such as cereals, dried fruits, nuts and spices.

    -Aflatoxins are amongst the most poisonous mycotoxins and are produced by certain moulds (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) which grow in soil, decaying vegetation, hay, and grains. Crops that are frequently affected by Aspergillus spp. include cereals (corn, sorghum, wheat and rice), oilseeds (soybean, peanut, sunflower and cotton seeds), spices (chili peppers, black pepper, coriander, turmeric and ginger) and tree nuts (pistachio, almond, walnut, coconut and Brazil nut).

    The toxins can also be found in the milk of animals that are fed contaminated feed, in the form of aflatoxin M1. Large doses of aflatoxins can lead to acute poisoning (aflatoxicosis) and can be life threatening, usually through damage to the liver. Aflatoxins have also been shown to be genotoxic, meaning they can damage DNA and cause cancer in animal species. There is also evidence that they can cause liver cancer in humans.

    Ochratoxin A is produced by several species of Aspergillus and Penicillium and is a common food-contaminating mycotoxin. Contamination of food commodities, such as cereals and cereal products, coffee beans, dry vine fruits, wine and grape juice, spices and liquorice, occurs worldwide.


  • Did some work at a turkey farm about 20 years ago and I have not eaten any turkey since that day as what I saw was absolutely disgusting.

  • Costco also sells gourmet food like Wagyu beef but you’ll need to order it online. Those steaks are around $300 but are supposedly the best that you can buy.