Thanksgiving turkey

Posted on: Thu, 11/16/2000 - 11:23pm
jh5000's picture
Joined: 03/02/2000 - 09:00

Any brands we should stay away from? Brands that you've used with no problem, checked out with the manufacturer?

Thanks in advance!


Posted on: Thu, 11/16/2000 - 11:35pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

Hi I myself have never had a problem with any turkey at all. My problem is the stuffing because some people put nuts in there stuffing. Then the whole turkey is affected for us. I started a thanksgivivg thread and I wonder if maybe someone in there could answer you better. Go to Thanksgiving!!! see what they say. Best wishes claire

Posted on: Thu, 11/16/2000 - 11:39pm
MomLyttle's picture
Joined: 11/15/2000 - 09:00

I agree with Claire definitly stay away from any pre stuffed turkey. I'd also try to stay away from a butter basted turkey, you never know what is in the baste besides Butter.
Insted of buying say Butterball Turkey, all you do is buy a regular turkey, slit the skin on the breasts in 1/2 inch cuts stuff pieces of butter in. You now have a Butterball turkey that you have made and that you know is safe!
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Posted on: Thu, 11/16/2000 - 11:42pm
Caring Mom's picture
Joined: 10/12/2000 - 09:00

My son eats any type of turkey-with no problems. Like Claire stated it has to do with the stuffing, I will be using plain stuffing which I make from scratch(no nuts,no herbs)plain bread that I will season myself or my mom.
Good Luck. Have a safe & Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted on: Thu, 11/16/2000 - 11:44pm
mom2two's picture
Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

we have never had a problem with any turkeys, always use Butterball by the way when having it at home. Just be careful of stuffing as lots of recipes call for nuts, although I haven't seen many for peanuts.

Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 5:15am
Kathryn's picture
Joined: 02/17/1999 - 09:00

Try doing a search on this topic. My memory recalls that Chris from PeanutAllergy.Com posted a lot of information about finding information about turkeys around this time last year. Take care.
I am editting this because I did the search and found the message in the Alerts and Food Recalls forum dated November 22, 1999 and called Peanut Oil and Carolina Turkeys.
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Posted on: Fri, 11/17/2000 - 9:35am
Jodi's picture
Joined: 10/28/2000 - 09:00

I haven't heard anything about there being a problem with turkey's and peanuts, but one thing you have to be careful about is that the process of deep-frying turkeys has become very popular (at least in Michigan where I live). Many times people will fry these in peanut oil. I know it isn't a risk unless it is cold compressed peanut oil, but it still makes me nervous!

Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2000 - 7:12am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

I've always bought Perdue turkeys with no problems (I love the pop-up timer to let me know when it's done!). My daughter loves turkey and can't wait for Thanksgiving! Hints for stuffing other than making your own, I use Pepperidge Farm (I cook it separately, out of the bird). She's not crazy about stuffing, but lately she's in to trying new things and wants to 'taste' stuffing this year!
Have a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on: Tue, 11/21/2000 - 5:04am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

My aggravation level is at an all-time high on this subject. Does anyone know of a U.S. brand turkey (uncooked,fresh or frozen)that DOES NOT have "broth" or "flavorings" or any other unspecified junk injected into it?? I will not risk serving my PA child any turkey with any of this injected solution in it. Butterball, Jenni-O, & Carolina Turkey all inject unspecified flavorings. Any "safe" turkey suggestions?
(And I've not found any Perdue so that I can check their label . . . )
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Posted on: Tue, 11/21/2000 - 8:41am
Joanne's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

We've been using Plainville Farms turkeys for years with no problems--they're free-range turkeys.

Posted on: Fri, 10/26/2001 - 7:17am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Just bringing this up.


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