Is it safe to eat pork due to swine flu?

If swine flu came from pigs. So did pork.....

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:40 PM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I'm more likely to trust my own cooking abilities, than to trust a restaurant or a government pre-packaged MRE containing pork products!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:01 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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  • If you have the flu and I bite your arm, will I contract it? Or will I have to breath your germs?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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  • I've been told that if it's cooked properly than you should be perfectly fine eating any pork product. I have yet to read any percautions as to whether or not one should be staying away from pork. You're good!
    Ladybugkisses76

    Answer by Ladybugkisses76 at 1:42 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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  • They have said that it is safe to eat pork and because of this scare they are requiring those to call it some weird lettered name to avoid the confusion about being able to eat pork.
    usmc0351wife

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 1:45 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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  • yes, pork is safe to eat. it is a communicable virus not a contaminated meat virus/germ like salmonella. the only way you can catch the swine flu is from a living breathing/coughing pig, not a dead-about-to-be-eaten one.
    MythicMMM

    Answer by MythicMMM at 1:46 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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  • If you think eating pork and pork products will give you swine flu, how about going to a Mexican restaurant? How much stuff there comes from Mexico?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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  • It's not something you catch from eating pork. Pork is safe!
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:51 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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  • My friends son in in the Military and he just sent a letter home and this is what it said ------ and I quote "Dad, listen to me on this, take this very serious and tell the rest of the family..... DO NOT EAT PORK until further notice"...... now we're all of a mind to think that maybe he knows something we don't know..... if our government is taking our guys off pork, then shouldn't we follow suit?? I have no basis in fact or link to post about this... I'm just passing along what a soldier wrote home.
    PaceMyself

    Answer by PaceMyself at 1:55 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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  • We are a military family and I have yet to see a note like that come from the government.
    usmc0351wife

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 2:00 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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  • Yes it is safe...do some research of your own; don't take random opinions...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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