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Poultry Fears and Facts: What Dr. Oz Did and Didn’t Say about Chicken Safety

If you were taking in some daytime TV this week, you may have caught Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Oz in which the host and his guest Christopher Leonard, author of The Meat Racket, voiced concerns about the safety of the chicken we purchase at the grocery store. To his credit, Dr. Oz let the audience know some important food safety tips, including using a meat thermometer to ensure chicken is cooked to 165 degrees and not washing raw chicken.

FEAR and FACTS — Food Science and Consumer Perception

This blog was originally posted on GreenEyedGuide.com by Danielle Robertson (@GreenEyedGuide), food biochemist and author, and is reposted with permission.

In many cases, companies have found themselves challenged by consumers and groups who object to a technology based on what they have heard rather than what they know.