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    I just went ans ordered a half of beef from my butcher, this was the first time I asked for the liver. The lady told my that they don't sell the livers because, organic beef livers are full of parasites. Being that they have never had antibiotics or deworming treatments. Is this normal?
    I was kind of dumb founded and didn't know what to say. So I left without getting a liver dammit.

  • #2
    So that's what I get for not proofreading. If I may clarify.....I'm asking if it's normal for the butchers to not want to sell organic livers?

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    • #3
      I have never heard such a thing before in my life..... ask to speak to her superior. She could just be a complete crazy lady.

      I buy liver from my local farmer, from www.honoredprairie.com, and from www.grasslandbeef.com. Nobody has ever made such a silly claim that I've encountered.
      Last edited by Neckhammer; 11-26-2013, 12:17 PM.

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      • #4
        Yeah that's really wacky.
        I never know what to put in these things. I write songs!

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        • #5
          have gotten beef liver from a local organic farm without issue.

          if the liver was full of parasites, that was a damn sick cow.
          As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

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          • #6
            Quite the saleswoman!

            I've never heard this either. If I were you, I'd find out what farm the meat came from and contact them directly about the issue. I imagine they might be somewhat mortified to know people are saying their animals are full of parasites
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            • #7
              I'm going to call the farm next week. Being that it's thanksgiving and all. Thanks for the replies. I thought it was odd myself. She said they get their beef and pigs from the same farm the local good food store does. It's certified organic and grass fed. It's weird, she also said the other organs are fine (heart,kidneys,etc) it's just the livers they won't sell.

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              • #8
                Weird. I've never looked into whether liver typically carry parasites, but I usually keep mine frozen just in case. Same as I do with game animals.

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                • #9
                  I wasn't aware animal livers would contain parasites, though I certainly don't know a lot about animal husbandry.
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                  • #10
                    roundworm and fluke are potential problems, but with proper herd management can be avoided.
                    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                    Ernest Hemingway

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                    • #11
                      That sounds rubbish to me. I can buy organic free range raised beef liver here in the UK and eat it regularly - in fact, todays breakfast was beef liver.

                      And in case you are worried, you can always freeze it for 10 days which is supposed to kill any parasites. Which would be helpful if you planning to eat it raw, though I am assuming that you would cook it? Which would also kill of the (non existent) parasites. Sounds like a crazy lady to me!

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                      • #12
                        Maybe THAT farm has had parasite trouble with the livers of THOSE cows and is playing it safe.
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                        • #13
                          How do you cook it? I'm guessing 160F would be safe in any case.
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