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Old 05-22-2019, 10:53 AM
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Default Testing of bear meat for Trichinosis

Does anyone know whether there is a lab in Calgary that can test bear meat for Trichinosis? Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:58 AM
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Does anyone know whether there is a lab in Calgary that can test bear meat for Trichinosis? Thanks.
The easiest way to test it is throw a bbq.......
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Old 05-22-2019, 12:08 PM
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As long as you cook the meat to 160 then you are good.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:01 PM
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Pretty sure all those greasy bush pigs have it.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:09 PM
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yeah, they basically all have it from what I understand, same with pork. Cook until 160 deg and you are good to go regardless.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:36 PM
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From the Mayo Clinic...

"Irradiation will kill parasites in wild-animal meat, and deep-freezing for three weeks kills trichinella in some meats. However, trichinella in bear meat does not die by freezing, even over a long period. Neither irradiation nor freezing is necessary if you ensure that the meat is thoroughly cooked. May 18, 2018"
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:27 PM
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I would consider 160F to be the bare minimum for that nasty stuff. I’d go 165 or more..braising works for me 100C
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:30 AM
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I like the fact that if you get it, and later on something eats you, then they get it too!!
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:31 AM
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yeah, they basically all have it from what I understand, same with pork. Cook until 160 deg and you are good to go regardless.
Pork does not “all have it”.
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Pork does not “all have it”.
Maybe 100 years ago, I thought today with all the antibiotics and whatever pork doesnt have it anymore.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:03 AM
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This is true of Canadian pork. Not so with USA pork. They don't require the same standards as we do.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:14 AM
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yeah, they basically all have it from what I understand, same with pork. Cook until 160 deg and you are good to go regardless.
Not at all the same with pork. Unless you're buying free range at a farmer's market, all of our pork in Canada is raised indoors for this exact reason. You can absolutely eat medium rare pork. 160 for cougar, feral hog, bear because, like you said, if they live long enough, they will eventually get it.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:55 AM
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Not at all the same with pork. Unless you're buying free range at a farmer's market, all of our pork in Canada is raised indoors for this exact reason. You can absolutely eat medium rare pork. 160 for cougar, feral hog, bear because, like you said, if they live long enough, they will eventually get it.
I became very sick last spring for over 10 days, they did every test under the son and finally found out what it was. I was tested for trick and beaver fever and all of that kind of stuff. I had to have interviews with public health asking me were I ate over the last two weeks prior to the sickness. They told me illness's that have not been present for years are making a comeback and a lot of them can be traced back to farmers markets. Most of the bugs come from feces!! and not animal!
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Pork does not “all have it”.
Finally, Chuck,, after all this time we agree on something,Yaaaaaaaa
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:38 PM
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Maybe 100 years ago, I thought today with all the antibiotics and whatever pork doesnt have it anymore.
Yes, that’s what I’m saying.
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Pork does not “all have it”.
I totally had that one wrong in my head. my bad. thanks for the correction. for whatever reason I figured it still had it.
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