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pork is a processed meat?

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shakerattleandrollover Wed 01-Jul-09 16:24:23

Just curious, when "they" say pork is a processed meat, just how processed is a fresh pork chop or piece of pork fillet? I can understand ham and sausages being classed as processed but frsh meat? Please someone enlighten me!

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 01-Jul-09 16:25:10

Fresh meat isn't processed, unless it's been cured/smoked?

shakerattleandrollover Wed 01-Jul-09 16:26:39

so are they just generalising when they say pork is processed?

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 01-Jul-09 16:28:36

Who is they?

shakerattleandrollover Wed 01-Jul-09 16:31:09

i was watching a programme last night, World's best diet, and the news this morning on bbc.

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 01-Jul-09 16:32:18

I suppose probably because most processed meat is based on pork - bacon, ham, salami etc

shakerattleandrollover Wed 01-Jul-09 16:33:55

so i'm not going mad in this heat then!

passionfruity Wed 01-Jul-09 16:45:35

I think processed means that the meat has gone through a process (!) to turn it into a sausage - so chicken breasts aren't processed but sausages are because they have been mixed with other things.

shakerattleandrollover Wed 01-Jul-09 16:54:33

exactly! but the way it came across was that pork is processed, without specifying. I was thinking for god's sake how much can they do to a chop! was looking forward to bbq!

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