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Green chicken meat

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Minimammoth · 13/10/2015 17:14

We have just cut into a roast chicken and the breast meat was green. Butcher says this is an abscess, no one could have known it was there, it's common etc etc. All I know is it did not look appetising. I am wondering how often it occurs especially in pre prepared foods like curries.
Am proper put off.
Anyone else had this happen.

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FrozenPonds · 13/10/2015 17:21

No, I've never had it happen, but I think I vaguely remember hearing about it happening.

Sounds grim.

I must admit though, I tend not to dwell on what might have gone into pre prepared meals/sausages/anything I haven't cooked myself.

I have very pronounced ostrich tendencies. Grin.

You didn't eat the green chicken did you?? Please say no...

Minimammoth · 13/10/2015 17:37

No. No. It did not smell bad, I have to say, it was just lurid. We had vegetables for Sunday dinner.

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Paperblank · 18/10/2015 15:34

It does happen - but I wouldn't say an abscess is common three years in Environmental Health I've seen it once in a leg of lamb.

howtorebuild · 18/10/2015 15:38

I have heard of this, never experienced it personally.

bigsnugglebunny · 18/10/2015 15:56
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Minimammoth · 18/10/2015 16:56

Thank you for the info snuggle . That looks like it. Poor chicken.

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OwlFeathersFluff · 22/10/2015 01:16

Eww - kind if roast mastitis Envy

Minimammoth · 24/10/2015 18:25

Just to round off. The butcher was most apologetic, replaced bird foc and said there was no way of knowing in advance. He assured me it'd I'd not reflect the welfare of the bird.

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