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Old 01-17-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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So as a good judge of meat, what do you think of Omaha Steaks?
I have never had Omaha Steaks, but I can give you my review if you send me some. I fancy 10 oz ribeyes.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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Here's a new one..
When my husband was outside getting the trash cans in, he was approached by a sloppily dressed guy selling meat with his buddy from the back of their little dark blue beat up pickup with a very small white refrigerator thingy on the back. No name on the truck. They didn't go up to anyone's door, they appeared to be cruising around the neighborhood and just approaching people.

The guy reeked like smoke and obviously had no soliciting permit from the Town of Cary....

Be on the lookout, and please tell your kids to be careful. Reminds me of the guys "selling art" door to door this summer.... you could just tell they were full of crap.
haha oh my god, what the...?!?
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Old 01-17-2010, 11:45 PM
 
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Yeah I have had people solicit meet and furniture to me in my neighborhood in HS. I might consider furniture off a truck, but never meat/seafood.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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Although I see no reason to buy meat from a guy in a truck...wouldn't cooking it kill any and all "germs" no matter where the guy kept it?!! Vicki
Safely cooking meat will surely help to minimze illnesses from some meat, but you are increasing your exposure to infection if consuming meat from a questionable source. Meat has the potential to host a plethora of bacteria and/or parasites - why risk more than necessary?

eMedicine Search A search for contaminated meats under medscape (dot com) brought up 80 results! Not all are specific to the topic, but shows me there are enough reasons NOT to buy from Ro@dKill Bill. First page shows:

Trichinosis (Infectious Diseases)Humans are infected incidentally when they eat inadequately cooked meat that contains larvae of Trichinella species.
Cysticercosis (Pediatrics: General Medicine)human pork tapeworm), results from the ingestion of food (especially vegetables) and water contaminated with human feces that contain T solium eggs. ... ...
CBRNE - Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (Emergency Medicine)aureus bacterium. Staphylococcus species thrive and produce toxins in unrefrigerated meats, dairy, and bakery products. SEB normally exerts ...
Toxoplasmosis (Emergency Medicine)infection is generally acquired via eating undercooked or raw meat infected with tissue cysts, via ingestion of food or water contaminated ...
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (Neurology)ingested from a variety of sources (chiefly water, milk, or foodstuffs contaminated with fecal material), from contact with animals or their excreta, or ...
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Neurology)The epidemiologic data appear to implicate feed containing TSE-contaminated meat and bone meal, which was used as a protein source. The causative ...
Gnathostomiasis (Pediatrics: General Medicine)also cause human disease. The larvae may be found in raw or undercooked meat (eg, freshwater fish, chicken, snails, frogs, pigs) or in contaminated ...

I just caught a program on Cysticercosis (Human Pork Tapeworm) it was recently featured on Discovery Health Channel. HIDEOUS! I won't stop eating pork entirely, but after watching that episode I sure won't eat it (or any other meat) that has OBVIOUSLY been questionably handled. There is no telling what happens behind restaurant doors, but I'm not seeking out discount meat... ick, ick, and ICK!

BTW, Super creepy about the employee... With their approach to product I imagine they don't have a very stringent employee screening process.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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This thread brings back old memories. I was actually one of those guys who peddled meat out of the back of a truck. It's brutal work and don't know how I let myself get talked into it. Didn't do it very long.

It was for Horizon Foods. They've been around a long time and have a pretty good reputation. This was late 90's in Atlanta. Also, Schwanns does the same thing. Although Horizon is just hard core cold calling.

There's a big difference in selling meat out of a rusty '85 dodge p/u, and something that looks preofessional. Horizon is probably one of the better companies out there and the food was good from what I remember.

Just very, very expensive when you broke it down to the lb.

In todays market, your far better off going to a super walmart, target, harris teeter, etc and buying frozen food there.
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