Stating that there are bacteria and viruses that cause disease in meat that is consumed undercooked or raw, Dr. Faculty Member Murat Doğan said, “Around 20 percent of the meat of animals in countries such as Argentina and Brazil have been found to have diarrhea, especially in children aged 0-5. Every year 200 thousand children die from this virus in the world. “It is very important that doner be cooked in hygienic conditions with correct heat treatment”.
With or without oil, over rice, wraps, bread, potatoes, buttermilk or alone… Everyone has a different choice. Doner, one of the indispensable tastes of the Turks, threatens human health if it is not cooked under appropriate conditions. Dr. Faculty Member Murat Doğan drew attention to the hygiene conditions and cooking time while making doner, and warned against bacteria and viruses such as rota virus, Salmonella, E.coli, which are found in raw meat and especially threaten the health of children.
“EVERY YEAR, 200 THOUSAND CHILDREN ARE LOSE LIVES IN THE WORLD”
Stating that rota virus infection manifests itself with diarrhea in children aged 0-5, Doğan said, “The animal takes these bacteria and viruses from the water it drinks and the food it eats. If the raw meat is not heat treated correctly, bacteria and viruses can pass to humans. Especially in South America, around 20 percent of the rota virus has been found genetically in the meat of animals in Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil. Disease-causing viruses cause health problems, especially in children. In the studies, 200 thousand children die every year due to the rota virus in the world ”.
MEAT SHOULD BE COOKED AT MINIMUM 70-72 DEGREES
When preparing doner, it is important to perform a correct heat treatment. Faculty Member Doğan said, “The internal temperature of the meat should be minimum 72 degrees. Harmful bacteria and viruses will disappear at this temperature. There are bacteria we call ‘E.coli’, ‘Salmonella’, ‘Staphylococcus Aureus’ in raw meat. These are all disease-causing bacteria. Meat must be subjected to a correct heat treatment in order to completely destroy these bacteria. Even if the customer wants the meat undercooked, the internal temperature of the meat should be 70 degrees ”.
SYMPTOM OF THE ROUTE VIRUS: ISHAL
Stating that diarrhea is a clear symptom, Doğan said, “We will pay attention to hygiene conditions, we will wash our hands properly. The virus does not have a permanent effect on the child, there is no known cure, but there is a vaccine. The risk of getting caught decreases after the vaccination. The animal can get such viruses and bacteria from the water it drinks and the food it eats. The main problem is that the meat processed in the slaughterhouse is not made under the right conditions. “If production is done without paying attention to hygiene rules, there may be a rota virus in addition to bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonelle in raw meat,” he said.
“NOT DIRECT CONTACT WITH FIRE”
15-year-old döner master Fahrettin Çakmak, on the other hand, said that good doner should be cooked well and said, “Well cooked meat has no flavor. The meat will not come into direct contact with the fire, you will not eat the very cheap doner. In our country, the price of half a loaf of 15 liras should be like this. Meat for less than 15 lira is not eaten because the weight of doner kebab can reach 50-60 lira ”.
“100 GRAM ROTARY 30 LIRA”
Deniz Kuzu, the owner of the doner business, stated that the customers generally want a lot of cooked meat and said, “We pay attention to where we buy meat, we take care of hygiene conditions. Doner is sold very cheaply in the market. Places that sell 100 grams for less than 30 liras often cheat. Because the cost of meat is certain, 1 kilo of doner does not come out of 1 kilo of meat. Places that sell doner kebab for less than 30 lira usually add soy, offal and white chicken into the meat. “If you say that you will eat 100 percent meat without mixing, 100 grams of meat should be 30 lira.”
“DOES NOT RETURN FOR 6 LIRAS”
Saying that he does not eat meat from unknown places, Saim Yağar said, “I prefer the doner to be cooked well. Some doner kebab restaurants say ‘doner is 6 lira’. 70-80 lira per kilo of meat does not necessarily add something to this price. Doner should not be less than 10-15 liras “he said.
MOTHER DINÇER: I HAVE MY CHILDREN’S COOKED MEAT
Büşra Dinç, who has 3 children, said, “Maybe I feed my kids doner twice a year. We prefer it as well cooked. Since there is a risk of infection in uncooked meat, children are also sensitive and I make sure that the meat is well cooked. We eat not from everywhere but from certain places we know ”.