Sunday, April 26, 2009

When pigs fly.....

uh oh, too late, swine flu!

For the record, the Centers for Disease Control assures you that:

"Swine influenza viruses are not spread by food. You cannot get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe."

I want to further assure you that despite my affinity for all things pork (ribs, chops, tenderloins, shoulder), you can not contract swine influenza A (H1N1) from reading this blog.That is unless you happen to be using a computer that was previously used by an infected hog that sneezed on his/her pig feet without washing or pickling them before using the computer. If that's the case, you're on your own.

8 comments:

  1. Chris I was happy to hear this!! It was the first thing I thought of when I heard "Swine Flu." I happy the ribs I have ready for the grill this evening are safe to eat! Have a good week....

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  2. Another media fanned non-event...

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  3. The Spouse's response to learning about swine flu outbreaks? "Better eat more pork and decrease the pig population..."

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  4. Thanks Chris...I wondered this at first, I am thankful we can't get it through the pork we eat.

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  5. I was actually surprised that the CDC has to issue the statement that you can't get influenza from eating pork. Influenza, people--fever, sneezing, coughing...respiratory illness!

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  6. I came over for a good read, and had a good laugh and read!

    Agree with Buff- lots of non-food/pork related media going around (instead of the flu)...Achoo, oops...

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  7. My new bf is a butler & his employer had a dinner recently and part of what was served was figs wrapped in prosciutto. Now he has 2 guests thinking they are going to DIE, calling the house. The butler did it!(well, he served it) HaHaHaaaaa. People are so freaky.

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  8. This was funny.. thanks for sharing this!
    Lisa (lisita15)
    http://beachmom15.blogspot.com/

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