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 received his MD. Dr. Simpson, a renowned weight loss surgeon, is a leading advocate of culinary medicine. 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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