==Yuck! Is There Really Chicken Poop in Our Hamburgers?

United States
September 5, 2010 6:15pm CST
I've never heard of this before until recently when I was just simply surfing the internet. Actually I was reading some health articles like usual, and came across a title of an article that was staring right at me saying, "What's really in that burger? E.coli and chicken feces both allowed by USDA". Woops! Are you kidding me or is this some "pull my leg" joke? First it talks about the USDA regulations allowing beef to be contaminated with E. coli (whatever the heck that is.) Then it goes on to say that the USDA regulations also allow cows (groundbeef,steak)to be fed chicken poop. I also read on other sites that says the chicken poop is also mixed with other weird disgusting loads of crap called chicken litter, or something like that, and it increases the risk of mad cow disease to the cows and obviously to the cow eaters. If you want to read one of the articles, just type "What's really in that burger? E.coli and chicken feces both allowed by USDA" into Google search. Have anyone heard of this before? Are you a cow eater? and if this is true, will you stop eating the meat? Cheesebugers is great, but I can live without it if that the case.
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@AmbiePam (45012)
• United States
5 Sep 10
It reminds me of how there are only so many insects allowed to be in kecthup and peanut butter. Not nearly as bad as chicken poop though.
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• United States
5 Sep 10
What! There are insects in ketchup and peanut butter?
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@AmbiePam (45012)
• United States
5 Sep 10
Yes. The USDA has guidelines. There cannot be more than 30 fruit fly eggs per 100 grams of kecthup. Peanut butter is only allowed to have 50 insect fragments per 100 grams. Canned corn is only permitted to have 2 insects per 100 grams. Apparently, there are some foods that are impossible to get insect free, but the USDA has guidelines to make sure they get as much as out as possible.
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• United States
6 Sep 10
Why even bother to have ANY of this stuff in our food anyways. Isn't there some other solution to this? Hey we are humans, not robots or machines.
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• United States
5 Sep 10
WEll, thankfully I don't eat a lot of meat anyway! lol! The truth is there are a lot of things in all of our food that the FDA approves of. It's just that they only allow 'so much' of those nasty things! I don't eat meat real often so it doesn't bother me.. but the next time I am craving a hamburger I'll remember this discussion and refrain!
• United States
5 Sep 10
Yes a lot of our food is filled with toxic and other stuff I can't even pronounce. Pretty soon it may not be anything at all to eat. Not healthy food anyway.
• United States
5 Sep 10
You got that right. I am to the place where I don't trust the fda.. they actually allow too much. Same with the water supply. They say certain amounts of poisons are okay for us to consume... man. It is crazy out there!
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• United States
6 Sep 10
That's true, but that's the whole agenda... it's all about the money and who can make it and control it. Because whoever can control it can control the gov't.
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@GardenGerty (88746)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Sep 10
E. Coli is the bacteria that causes some food borne illness. I believe it is impossible to totally eradicate it.It is in the animal, and in your intestines. If I am not mistaken the USDA only allows so many parts per million of this bacteria. It is true that some of the things we feed our commercial animals are by products of other animals, and it is true that is how Mad Cow Disease originally got started. This is one really good reason to know where you meat comes from, or go organic.
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• United States
6 Sep 10
You're right. I also heard about the dog food being attacked. And yes it's a lot safer to go organic anyway. I don't eat much beef anyways.
@Hatley (154691)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Sep 10
mirac;efreeboes it looks to me like somone is sensationalizing some half or even untruths and moving on an urban legend. for one thing if the USda allowed ecoli in any of our food that would be idiots. ecoli are trhe bacteria that comes out of your own poop,surely you have heard of e coli sicknesses from contaminated food? I really do not believe this and before I would pass this on as truth I would snopes it first as I am going to do right now.
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• United States
6 Sep 10
Hi Hatley. I'm still researching it as well. I'm just curious if any of you have heard about this. Let me know what you come up with.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
5 Sep 10
I haven't heard of this but it wouldn't shock me if it was true. I don't eat beef because I am allergic, but I do like to eat buffalo. It's greatness!!!
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• United States
5 Sep 10
I don't eat a lot of beef, but I do here and there. But wouldn't have trouble letting it go.
• United States
6 Sep 10
I would imagine with the high astringent regulations the FDA has in place that this would highly be likely. It so well I really did not care too much for burgers so I suppose I would like them less then.
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@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Yes, I've heard of this before. They have talked about it when there was a lot of mad cow diseases going around a few years back. I've heard that cows are fed chicken feces. I'm guessing this is true. I rarely eat hamburgers anymore and I usually buy organic, but nothing is guaranteed. So the best is to make everything yourself. Who knows what is in our food anymore?
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@wiggles18 (2523)
• Canada
6 Sep 10
Oh, there is a lot worse in your burgers than chicken poop ;)
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@DenverLC (1146)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
I think its just a part of business strategies caused by tight rivalry. However, sometimes news have their own source and accuracy but it maybe in an isolated case.
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5 Sep 10
I highly doubt this is true, what are your sources? Post them here and I'll have a look that sounds extremely disgusting it's like they don't even want us to enjoy our hamburgers anymore :(
• United States
5 Sep 10
Here's one of the articles http://www.naturalnews.com/027414_disease_cows_mad_cow.html
• United States
5 Sep 10
Here's a video on youtube also. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-oJurcWHzg
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
5 Sep 10
I believe it! The chicken we eat has a bunch of nasty stuff in it too!
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@celticeagle (112952)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 10
If you think this is Discusting you should rent Miceal Moore's documentaries on chicken business, government, health care, etc. Very interesting yet very discusting. Things we should know about. I never knew what a horrible existence the chickens had until I saw this and the others about government and health care were really good. Very informative.
• United States
6 Sep 10
The movie is called Fast Food Nation and Bruce Willis is in it. That flick and Supersize Me will shock anyone out of eating fast food. L.A. has a culture with different hygiene habits so even when you visit one of those gourmet places, chances are that your food is still contaminated. For example, I went to a Hamburger Habit once and the guy behind the counter was short so he used his spatula (which was just used to flip and grill food) to read the overhead monitor. ((
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@celticeagle (112952)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Sep 10
Ya, I have heard some very rank stories of employees of fast food places.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Hey miracle! I have to admit that I haven't heard that before! I know that they feed cows pretty lousy stuff sometimes, but I never heard of them being fed chicken poop! And if that is the case, I'm with you and I guess I would have to learn how to stop eating anything cow (which being an animal lover I should be doing anyway)! I wish I had never ever tasted meat because of the whole "animal abuse thing" as it is and I truly mean that! Unfortunately, being that I am a carnivore it would be difficult, but it also would be the right thing to do and it these facts are true it would be the only thing to do! At my age change isn't always easy or pleasant, but is necessary so beit!
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
6 Sep 10
Oh, and by the way, should I dare ask what they are feeding the chickens?
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@miketagz (645)
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
Im not always eat hamburgers in fast food chains. As we customers, If we would think that this kind of hamburger is very tasty, its not a problem. The only fact is we don't know that chickens is very contaminated. Is it hamburger with cheese poops? Ohhh, so yummy yucky... Hehehe.... I would suggest if we would like to eat, then think about if, "Is it safe?", or "Reliable?". Then we'll have an answer, but... if we are not sure... then try something else.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
7 Sep 10
WHAT??! Is that really the truth?!?! lol =D IF that's the case, i will stop eating it!! haha =D It's been years since i last ate a hamburger, and hopefully that wont be my last time, because it's simply delicious!! hehe If those chicken poop are mixed together with the feed for our beef or chicken patties, i wont mind as much, so long it does come direct as food for them! Actually, we should not be minding too much about it, since we are already eating sausages?? After all, sausages are made up of those unwanted parts/meats of the animals, and god knows where they comes from?? lol =D
• United States
7 Sep 10
yuck - Vegetarians aren't let off the "yuck factor".
Vegetarians aren't let off the "yuck factor" either. - They get all righteous when the people who like burgers barf over the chicken crap, rat crap, e-coli, and God only knows what else is in between our two slices of bun. - Vegetables are for the most part grown in the ground. Ground is where most critters drop their back-end stinky business. Rats and mice live on the ground. So do gophers, earth worms (they are good for the Earth, incidentally for the plants, not always for the 'ick' factor). They are at risk for e-coli, rat crap, chicken crap, and everything else we meat lovers are. There's even theories that plants feel pain, just like animals.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
7 Sep 10
I have heard something similar to this in regards to chicken nuggets and the fact that there is actually very little chicken in them! A similar thing applies to sausages as well. I don’t know if it’s true of every nugget, sausage or hamburger but I am glad I don’t eat a lot of this type of thing and when I do I avoid to think about what I am actually consuming!
@inedible (773)
• Singapore
6 Sep 10
They allow a certain amount of rat poop in meat too, and it's because it's impossible to make the meat 100% clean. Processes in the real world aren't perfect, so instead if demanding the impossible from the food industry, they set a limit that's safe for the consumers and say CLOSE ENOUGH. I eat plenty of meat, and I'm fine with it. After all, it's not like greenstuff is any less disgusting, what with all the slugslime on them. But are you sure about chicken litter causing an increased chance of mad cow disease? That part doesn't sound right at all.
• Pamplona, Spain
6 Sep 10
Hiya miracles, So even if you make your own Hamburgers from what you say here we are not safe even then? I make my own hamburgers from minced beef so is there really any danger in that?
• Netherlands
6 Sep 10
come on you actually believe this "crap" lol jk its probably just some story some guy came up with that everyone believes because of the style its wrote in actually greanpeace or something would probably also have figured it out if it was real dont y'all think?
@dragon54u (31291)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I've never heard of this but I'm not surprised. Cattle=money. My grandpa raised cattle and took great care of them and taught us that animals have feelings and deserve dignity. Sure, he butchered a steer every year for the family but it was done humanely and the steer never knew what was happening, Grandpa was petting him as he was knocked unconscious. The last thing he was aware of was pleasure and affection. These days, animals are looked upon as cash sources without feelings. I figure if I cook my meat nothing in it will hurt me. But it's still disgusting. I don't eat that much meat anymore because of the way animals are treated and because it's bad for me.