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Apr 15, 2015
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True information is shared
by: Richard H. Moore

This is due to of your blog title that I stumbled on with. Your post is extremely intriguing, notable and instructive. Carry on the nice work!

Jan 01, 2015
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Re salmonella beware
by: Johanna

Anonymous, you brought up some good points. Yes, it is always advisable to clean up any juices from raw meat as soon as possible.

Regarding salmonella, from my research it sounds like heating meat to an internal temperature of 160 degrees is what is needed to kill off harmful bacteria. Whether that is accomplished with a dehydrator I don't know. Some people do precook the meat before drying. More information can be found at the National Center for Home Food Preservation website

That said, people have been safely sun/air drying raw meats for centuries - perhaps a few days of exposure takes care of any bacteria...

Nov 20, 2014
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Salmonella....beware!
by: Anonymous

I would be very careful about using raw chicken. Think about how long that chicken stays in that dehydrator before it is done....6 or more hours!! Wouldn't you think that having that chicken unrefrigerated for that length of time would possibly make that chicken questionable to eat. Besides any juices that seep onto the surrounding area would not be smart if not cleaned properly after use. The same goes for beef jerky.....like leaving your meat out on table for hours. To be safe....cook meat somewhat, is what I would do.

Apr 30, 2011
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Just what I was looking for!
by: Anonymous

We got a little bag of the chicken-apple treats at the store on impulse, and our dog just loves them! But the next time I went to buy them, I noticed the price. Ouch!

My daughter said, "It's just chicken and apple, and you have a dehydrator - make your own." Did a search online to see if someone had already tried it and any tips they had to offer, and there was your article. Thanks so much for posting it!

May 15, 2010
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Thank you....
by: Anonymous

It is very expensive to buy these treats at the store, like $10.00 a lb. This is just what I was looking for on line since I got my dehydrator, but I will have to use beef or another meat because I have one dog that is allergic to chicken...Thank you for posting this...

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