Asked in Beef and Veal
Beef and Veal
What do you do if you eat raw beef?
Asked in Food Safety, Beef and Veal
Is eating raw beef harmful?
As a general rule of thumb, you should never eat raw beef as there is a small chance of the beef being contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. In addition, raw beef can carry other bacteria such as Salmonella, Clostridium, Camplyobacter, etc, as well as some parasites and viruses. However, there are many stories out there about eating raw ground beef and eating raw meats in general. You can eat meat raw, but you should be aware of the potential risks involved in doing so. No source of meat is 100% safe - cooking reduces the risk of illness and death significantly.
Asked in Cows and Cattle
What kind parasites come from raw beef?
Asked in Chickens and Roosters, Beef and Veal
Why can you eat raw beef but not chicken?
You shouldn't eat any meat raw. Eating any raw meat will provide a better chance of consuming dangerous bacteria, such as E. Coli. Always cook your meat. When you go into a restaurant that serves beef, there is always a warning at the bottom of the menu that states eating undercooked meat presents a possible hazard to your health.