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what exactly is covered in "deli meat"?

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binzle Tue 23-Jun-09 16:21:37

I have been told not to eat deli meat but am confused as to what exactly it covers, I can maybe live without parma ham and salami (although will break soon I'm sure) but salt beef too, no chance.

Sparklytwinkletoes Tue 23-Jun-09 16:27:31

Anything that hasn't been cooked:

• Meat and meat products - it's fine to eat meat, but make sure it is cooked thoroughly and there are no pink or red bits and that the juices run clear, especially if it's cooked on a barbecue, or as part of a ready meal. Cured meat products, such as Parma ham and salami, also carry a risk and are best avoided.

Taken from this page

I also don't tend to eat meats that are open on super market deli counters as I'm fussy about temperature control, cross contamination of cooked / cured meats and also flies etc, but I'm a bit OTT!

Not sure that really helps though?

Sparklytwinkletoes Tue 23-Jun-09 16:29:00

Oh, and this page tells you why you shouldn't eat it, which always helps IMO.

binzle Tue 23-Jun-09 17:25:36

thanks, just googled it and says it is simmered for 3.5 hours, to me that means cooked and so can eat it.

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