Eating of pork is a taboo for some religions. As the meat is seen as unclean. The truth is this believes goes beyond myth but actually borders on truth as scientific evidence has proven this notion to be accurate.
Pigs are scavengers and tend to eat and drink virtually anything and that includes urine, feces and pungent rotten food. These toxic substances which the pig ingests are stored in the fat cells and organs of the pig and are not digested. A study conducted on 200 pigs uncovered that in more than 70% the very dangerous microorganism known as Yersinia enteroclitica was established. This very nasty microorganism can instigate vomiting, fever, cramps, diarrhea and sickness in human. The study conducted pointed out that ground pork is even more hazardous than pork chops.
In the study carried out there were a lot of contaminants found like ractoparmine. It is unbelievable that pork has this compound as it is extremely poisonous in humans and it is even banned in Europe and China.
Pigs can also transfer parasitic worms and other infections on to humans.
Taenia solium is an intestinal parasite that can lead to tissue contamination and a loss of appetite. Pork can also harbour the parasitic roundworm Trichinella whose eggs can lay dormant in the meat and be transferred to people, they can cause edema, malaise, myalgia and fever. Pork meat can also transfer to people menangle infection and jaundice.
When you cook the pork meat you are likely to eliminate most of the microorganism present but at what temperature you are required to effectively destroy the entire microorganism in the meat is still not fully known. You can however determine the inward temperature of pork meat when cooking by making use of a thermometer. Pork chop requires a temperature of about 145 degrees Fahrenheit while ground pork needs to be cooked for a much higher temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you must store raw pork make sure you store it from other foods that are eaten. It should never be kept with other foods that are eaten raw. You should wash your hands very well after handling raw pork. If you must buy pork try and buy the meat without any medication, anti-toxins, chemicals and ractoparmine.