|Purred: Tue Mar 8, '11 9:09pm PST |
|Meat that is sold for human consumption is "handled right". It has to be, they wouldn't let people buy meat that had something wrong with it, cause they'd get in huge trouble.
How to handle the meat at home:
-Keep it refrigerated
-If it starts to smell off, throw it, but most cats won't eat meat that has gone bad anyway
-Use your common sense - lets say you drop some meat on a dirty surface...just don't use that meat then.
-Cut the meat with a clean knife or scissors.
-Freeze the meals right after you cut the meat up - don't leave them sitting around
-If you thaw the meat on the counter, but it in the fridge when it is still not quite thawed, you don't want the meat to get all warm and possibly grow bacteria
-try to buy the freshest cuts of meat from the grocery store. All packs of meat should say when they were packaged, as well as a date that it goes bad if left refridgerated instead of frozen.
-don't buy ground meat from a grocery store that is in the case. If you do want ground meat from a store, pick a steak/roast or something and ask them to grind it for you while you wait. They should do it for free and then you know that it is fresh and hasn't had the chance to be exposed to air/given chance to get bacteria.
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