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Old 10-22-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
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Salmonella Outbreak in Covington BBQ Contest

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Old 10-22-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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If you think about it, I am surprised this does not happen more often.

There are some really nasty comp cookers out there ....
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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If you think about it, I am surprised this does not happen more often.

There are some really nasty comp cookers out there ....
Exactly!
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:17 PM   #4
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No worky for Puffy either.
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Try this link: http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdispla ... 0000001001

It's some kind of on-line newspaper reader. If the link works, you should see the story on the front page. Click on the headline to read it.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:26 PM   #6
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If you think about it, I am surprised this does not happen more often.

There are some really nasty comp cookers out there ....
The story made it sound like the vendors, rather than the competition cooks, may have been to blame.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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As much as I want to and should do it...it takes brass balls to judge comps with all the crap people do, or don't do, to keep food safe for consumption...by anyone. Look at some of the pits and you can see why this happens. I saw one at the Royal by pretty prestigous team that I wouldn't put my shoes on to tie them...unreal.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:02 PM   #9
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Yeah, the article absolved competitors and put suspicion on vendors, but you had to read pretty far and pretty carefully to catch that. My first impression was that competitors' food was making people sick.

I'm way out of my depth here because I don't compete, but it seems to me that if comp organizers inspect meat, couldn't/shouldn't they inspect competitors' cooking and food-handling gear as well?

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(While that probably wouldn't be popular among competitors, Uncle Bubba's point about risk to judges is well-taken.)
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:04 PM   #10
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I seen and "Unnamed boy" taking his ribs of cooker and setting on fender of trailers, Raw and cooked, then he was the guy giving ribs to the cops.

YUCK!!
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I seen and "Unnamed boy" taking his ribs of cooker and setting on fender of trailers, Raw and cooked, then he was the guy giving ribs to the cops.

YUCK!!
maybe he was doing that on purpose...
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i am a kcbs certified judge and cooked that comp last year. jim stancil has done an awesome job getting that event going from day one, and to have his name and that of the lions club mentioned in this way is disheartening.

i have yet to hear of a judge involved in this or any other outbreak of illness, and when i judge i feel EXTRA precautions have been taken by the teams for my safety.

i think if it is traced back to the root, we may find a vendor or team handing out samples to the general public at fault. there has been talk of a cole slaw that was perhaps not properly handled, i really hope they get to the bottom of this

When I first saw the list this is what stuck out at me. People just don't handle salads with mayo properly. I've seen potato salad sitting out for a few hours. Man...you talk about a painful sick. [smilie=rlp_smilie_207.gif]
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Originally Posted by hvac4u
i am a kcbs certified judge and cooked that comp last year. jim stancil has done an awesome job getting that event going from day one, and to have his name and that of the lions club mentioned in this way is disheartening.

i have yet to hear of a judge involved in this or any other outbreak of illness, and when i judge i feel EXTRA precautions have been taken by the teams for my safety.

i think if it is traced back to the root, we may find a vendor or team handing out samples to the general public at fault. there has been talk of a cole slaw that was perhaps not properly handled, i really hope they get to the bottom of this

When I first saw the list this is what stuck out at me. People just don't handle salads with mayo properly. I've seen potato salad sitting out for a few hours. Man...you talk about a painful sick. [smilie=rlp_smilie_207.gif]

Mayonnaise

Although mayonnaise is often blamed for food poisoning, it seldom
causes food poisoning or spoilage. Commercial mayonnaise is
mostly vinegar (acid) and oil emulsified by a small amount of egg
yolk. The high acid level means that bacteria do not grow in
mayonnaise.
FROM: http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/nutrition/34 ... 8-014.html

There is a misconception that foods like potato salad can make a
person sick if left out in the sun, due to the mayonnaise spoiling.
This is false; the pH of mayonnaise prevents harmful bacteria
from growing in it. Left out of refrigeration, mayonnaise will develop
an unappetizing taste and smell, due to other types of bacteria
and molds that can spoil it; but will not make one sick
FROM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayonnaise
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As much as I want to and should do it...it takes brass balls to judge comps with all the crap people do, or don't do, to keep food safe for consumption...by anyone. Look at some of the pits and you can see why this happens. I saw one at the Royal by pretty prestigous team that I wouldn't put my shoes on to tie them...unreal.
You wear shoes ????
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