Turkey Recall and Avian Flu – Its a Fake

There is no recall of turkey for the Avian Flu

As soon as I read about the Turkey recall I knew it was a fake- but that didn’t stop people from putting on my Facebook page.

The  article states that turkeys are being recalled and have the highly deadly avian flu bug – which they also say can’t be killed by cooking at high temperatures.

First – Avian flu- much like the influenza virus that caused the world-wide Spanish Flu in 1918, this is a horrible virus that if it goes from birds to people is an issue. So to joke about it at this time of year shows that some people’s sense of humor (in this case the National Report) is a bit off.

Second – turkeys don’t get Avian flu – wrong species of bird.

Third – if you cook a bird with the flu just a bit you will kill the virus.


Enjoy thanksgiving. But don’t overcook your turkey. Sous Vide your turkey.

Dr. Terry Simpson About Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit www.terrysimpson.com.

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