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    In the U.S., you're actually more likely to get a pork tapeworm infection by ingesting feces from a food handler who has a tapeworm infection (eggs pass in the feces) than you are by eating undercooked pork. I would probably stop going to restaurants before I would worry about how well I'm cooking my pork at home.

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    Traditionally trichinosis was the reason people were warned not to undercook pork. Pigs being fed raw swill meant they ingested uncooked pork scraps and got infected. The "pork tapeworm" is a fairly new issue, and one which is easily killed by proper cooking, as are trichinae as well.

    Neither has anything to do with the Old Testament proscription against pork, which had to do with the fact that contemporary non-Jewish cultures used it for sacrifices to their gods.

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    I know where my pork comes from. No I'm not concerned.
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    Don't eat your pork rare. Problem solved.
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