I know my mother shied away from cooking pork chops in the 1970s when the scare was on regarding worms from undercooked meat. Although she was a wonderful cook, what resulted on our plates looked like a piece of pink leather. Trichinosis is no longer a problem in the U.S., as pigs are no longer fed slop or raised in the mud. More recently, some folks think about the swine flu when they consider eating pork chops, but the World Health Organization stated that the swine flu is not passed through meat.
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