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Is Turkey From A Stuffed Bird Safe?
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My dad, who is 82, was diagnosed with Celiac last February after a difficult 6 months and is now gluten free and feeling much better. Is it safe for him to eat meat from a bird that has been stuffed with wheat based stuffing? It would be nice to be able to continue to stuff the bird with traditional stuffing but I obviously don't want to endanger him. He doesn't eat stuffing so replacing it with gluten free is not really an issue. Thanks for any thoughts you might have.

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Simple answer, "NO!"

There is no way you could keep the crumbs away from his turkey. Why don't you just make the stuffing in a separate pan? It's recommended from a food poisoning stand point. Saw a thing on TV about how lots of people end up with food poisoning Thanksgiving night from the stuffing in the turkey. The turkey juice drips in and isn't cooked hot enough.

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No.

I just made a turduckporken roulade and can tell you that crap (stuffing) gets on everything.

On top of that, I'd bet there was basting going on...and that would have stuffing drippings in it.

And it is quite possible to cook a stuffed bird without killing people (use a thermometer). Cooking an unstuffed bird is easier, IMO.

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No.

I just made a turduckporken roulade and can tell you that crap (stuffing) gets on everything.

On top of that, I'd bet there was basting going on...and that would have stuffing drippings in it.

And it is quite possible to cook a stuffed bird without killing people (use a thermometer). Cooking an unstuffed bird is easier, IMO.

Good point on the basting & juices.

But most people put the thermometer in the bird meat, not the interior where the stuffing is. I just thought it was one more reason to make her gluten separate and not poison her dad.

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Not safe. Try a cornbread stuffing made with gluten-free cornbread, or make your stuffing from gluten-free bread. I hear the inedible Ener-G bread actually makes quite good stuffing.

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Good point on the basting & juices.

But most people put the thermometer in the bird meat, not the interior where the stuffing is. I just thought it was one more reason to make her gluten separate and not poison her dad.

You're right. I tested mine in several places to hit stuffing and meat. Most people stick the thermometer in the leg area but not the stuffing.

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just gonna echo what everyone else is saying: absolutely NOT. you'll CC the entire bird, no matter how hard you try.

make the stuffing separately and add it to the turkey on your plates, in a separate place from where your celiac family serves their food.

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Thanks for the feedback. I'll cook the stuffing seperately.

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I just want to check back in and add that it is very sweet and good of you to actually care and actually check up on this rather than making assumptions. It makes me sad when my aunt offers me a piece of delicious-looking pie with the crust cut off, which I know would not be safe at all, but she doesn't get it.

so, on behalf of celiacs everywhere--thanks :)

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