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AIBU to cook raw meat that's had a fly on it...

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Annabel7 Wed 10-Jun-15 15:55:01

It was covered but obviously not well enough. Sausages and pork fillets. Don't know how long the fly was in there. Would you, could you, should you? Don't want to make anyone ill but seems a waste of a meat. Not sure if the cooking will get rid of any bugs... Help - need to get dinner on in an hour.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 10-Jun-15 15:55:55

I'd be quite happy to cook it and eat it.

Theycallmemellowjello Wed 10-Jun-15 15:56:54

Personally I'd be happy to cook and eat it too.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 10-Jun-15 15:58:52

It will be absolutely fine, imo.

Just remember, if you hadn't seen the fly, you would have cooked the meat without a single qualm.

Gottagetmoving Wed 10-Jun-15 16:00:44

Yes, will be fine. Cooking will destroy anything on the meat.
People probably eat stuff that flies have landed on quite often without any harm.

Icimoi Wed 10-Jun-15 16:09:52

Wash it, cook it, eat it.

Bear in mind that various insects have been all over the veg we eat.

CurlsLDN Wed 10-Jun-15 16:15:43

Yup cook it. If you go to any butchers you'll see meat in the counter that is behind a glass partition, but uncovered on their side, as well as big joints hanging in the open air. I'm sure even the most hygienic places can't stop flies popping in for a browse every now and then...

ginmakesitallok Wed 10-Jun-15 16:16:49

Why would you wash it before you cook it?? Cooking it is going to zap any bugs on it?

Annabel7 Wed 10-Jun-15 16:23:05

Thanks everyone. I've actually defrosted more sausages for the kids (esp. as we have someone else's kid here). My and DH will eat the pork fillets later, cooked thoroughly....

AdoraBell Wed 10-Jun-15 16:23:13

Cooking will kill off anything that's been left by peskie flies.

Cherryblossomsinspring Wed 10-Jun-15 16:46:19

If you only knew what has happened to a large majority of the things you have eaten.......

Mrsmorton Wed 10-Jun-15 16:55:21

I just cannot get my head around anyone who thinks washing meat actually achieved anything. Unless you're washing it with detergent and at a high temperature, all you're doing is smearing whatever was on it, everywhere else on it. The heat of cooking will kill anything that's on there. And the worst stuff on there is unlikely to have been deposited by the fly.

Cliffdiver Wed 10-Jun-15 17:04:23

I would cook it for DH and I but would not give to DCs.

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 10-Jun-15 17:14:10

This is not a serious question?
A fly landed on something raw. Will it be safe to cook? REALLY???? FFS

I have more issues over cooked bakery products left open to insect/human sneezing contamination

Annabel7 Wed 10-Jun-15 17:33:10

Yep a real question Evans. Not sure why it warrants a sweary response... Oddly, the bakery products never bothered me much. Not thought about it much, I suppose.

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 10-Jun-15 17:40:42

Sweary response? Where was that?
I hardly ever swear on here - FFS, in my mind means 'For Flip's Sake'. But of course, you take from it what you will.

And you really never thought about uncovered bakery products, which to my mind, offer far more health risks than an insect landing on something which is going to be cooked (which means, the heat will kill any potential germs).

So yes, really - was that a serious question? FFS

LazyLouLou Wed 10-Jun-15 17:47:52

Yeah, right!

FFS is a pleasant little acronym!

No, we all know it isn't!

nemno Wed 10-Jun-15 17:48:44

If the fly didn't lay eggs (which you will be able to see) then there is no need to wash the meat. I imagine most raw meat and veg has been touched by flies, and worse. At least ifyou are the one doing the cooking then you can be sure there is no contamination that will cause illness. Trust yourself at least as much as all the other people that prepare your food.

Annabel7 Wed 10-Jun-15 17:48:54

Yeh - I always think FFS means For Fuck's Sake. Does round these parts. Anyhow will think twice re. bakery products too now!

ScorpioMermaid Wed 10-Jun-15 17:52:00

Ahh the fresh bakery bits are my favourite and now I'm put off for life sad

CaptainSwan Wed 10-Jun-15 17:52:27

Flies sit on food all the time! Would you chuck all of it normally?! This is crazy! I've never heard of anyone doing that, this is why we have a problem with food being chucked out too much in this country.

Annabel7 Wed 10-Jun-15 18:01:11

TBH - not had this before. I always cover raw meat - one just slipped through. That was why I was asking. And I've not chucked it all. Just the sausages for the kids. Playing safe...

Silvercatowner Wed 10-Jun-15 18:14:13

Honestly, if you cooked and ate the fly it would be just as safe as the meat the fly had hopped on.

U2TheEdge Wed 10-Jun-15 18:19:23

Wouldn't even cross my mind not to.

42andGaffaTape Wed 10-Jun-15 18:20:13

Sorry, but this has made me laugh in disbelief! It's only a fly!

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