- Joined May 1, 2007
Would any of you like to try this method of curing meat, I wouldn't...
Video: http://www.kctv5.com/video/26385312/index.html[h1]Neighbors Raise Stink Over Hanging Meat[/h1][h2]Raw Meat Hung Outside St. Louis Home To Cure In Sun[/h2]
POSTED: 9:23 am CST January 6, 2011
UPDATED: 9:39 am CST January 6, 2011
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. -- Neighbors are raising a stink over a St. Louis family who's hanging raw meat outside their house to cure in the sun.
"It went up Christmas Day," neighbor Dan Wampler said of the duck carcasses and other meat hanging outside the suburban home. "It's out in direct sunlight all day long and the squirrels and animals are getting into the food.
"A woman who lives in the house said it's a way of preparing meat in her native Turkey, and that the meat is being cured, not going bad.
But the process doesn't sit well with St. Louis County officials.
"That certainly is a case of a cultural clash of sorts, and in many parts of the world meat is actually displayed outside for seasoning or even storage," said Faisal Khan with the county health department. "The public health risk this would involve would be stomach upset or possibly even some forms of parasitic diseases that a pet or even a human consuming raw or contaminated meat might contract.
"Neighbors want the meat taken down.
"The neighbor behind me, told me that her dog did throw up bones that appeared to be chicken bones and meat," Wampler said.
Copyright [emoji]169[/emoji] 2010 CNN Networks, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.