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Pre-packed meat

(6 Posts)
PatsFan Sun 15-Jan-17 14:35:01

Is it safe to eat pre-packed meat? I've been craving luncheon meat and piccalilli sandwiches!

Floggingmolly Sun 15-Jan-17 14:36:54

The advise is to avoid all deli meats, unless heated. I imagine they're fairly crap heated...

arbrighton Sun 15-Jan-17 15:11:06

Not entirely true, if it's something like bog standard ham it's fine. It's stuff that is only cured like chorizo that COULD pose a risk

And isn't luncheon meat the stuff in a can that's therefore been heated to a high temperature anyway. Not really a deli thing!

Trulyamnearanear Sun 15-Jan-17 17:46:09

Even cured is fine if you freeze it for four days first.

10Betty10 Sun 15-Jan-17 19:53:27

Luncheon meats, ham, chicken etc is perfectly fine- see NHS website. The ones you can't have are cold cured meats like chorizo, prosciutto as they l haven't been fully cooked.

Enjoy your sandwich!

Spam88 Sun 15-Jan-17 20:55:17

Anything that's cooked rather than just cured is absolutely fine.

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