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Old 03-24-2009, 07:11 PM   #21
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Alix I do the same "cat test" ~ they are my gage. If they cats won't sniff twice, I don't bite once.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:14 PM   #22
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That doesn't work with dogs, however. I haven't found ANYTHING my little one won't eat which makes walk times difficult around the garbage bins! He has gotten sick more than once on something that he has seen before we have!
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:34 PM   #23
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So true...but then dogs often eat...youknowwhat.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:55 PM   #24
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We live across the road from an IDOT (Illinois department of transportation) base, and pile the roadkill up in a big pile until they finally burn it. Chloe dog has made herself sick from eating some of that stuff, so now she just rolls in it.
A good rub-down with a dryer sheet helps out with the smell.

My cats won't eat anything but dry dog food, but still stalk me when I open a can of tuna or salmon.

In regard to the lunchmeat...a lot depends on what kind it is. To me, the regurgitated turkey and chicken stink when you get'em.
I'll eat balogna that's 2 weeks old, though.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:04 PM   #25
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Okay ~ we've digressed. I love you all, but can we not talk about what the dogs eat? BIG SMILE!!

I love my animals, all kitties, and they eat strange things, but can we get past this convo???
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:14 PM   #26
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I throw them out after 5 or 6 days. Our fridge isn't great, and I'm just not taking any chances.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:23 PM   #27
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In regard to the lunchmeat...a lot depends on what kind it is. To me, the regurgitated turkey and chicken stink when you get'em.
That's the real truth.

On that other matter... it does feel a little bit like one is being mocked when quotation marks are put around an offered phrase - as opposed to using the quote back feature... Although.."whiff of offness" may be a mock-worthy phrase.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:02 AM   #28
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Well I didn't see the program, but my guess is she said "should be eaten" within those time frames as opposed to "are good for only" X days.

The reason is likely due to Listeria;

Fact sheet--Listeria

Since The audience may well be made up of pregnant women and older folks, newborns, and those with compromised immunity, as I believe Andy pointed out, she was just passing on the FDA thinking on these products.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:11 AM   #29
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Well I didn't see the program, but my guess is she said "should be eaten" within those time frames as opposed to "are good for only" X days.

The reason is likely due to Listeria;

Fact sheet--Listeria

Since The audience may well be made up of pregnant women and older folks, newborns, and those with compromised immunity, as I believe Andy pointed out, she was just passing on the FDA thinking on these products.
Very good post.

Listeria from deli meat is not an uncommon illness. And anyone can get sick from it. Older people, sick people, pregnant people and wee liitle ones can get seriously ill.

Though I don't go so far as to heat my deli meats.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:15 AM   #30
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Ready-to-eat foods: Hot dogs, cold cuts, lunchmeats, deli counter meats, and other ready-to-eat foods. Eat these foods only if they're reheated until steaming hot. Even cured meats such as salami must be heated.
that is worlds away from the subject of this thread!!!

FDA is advocating pregnant women not eat them AT ALL unless reheated...
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