It seems common sense is dead in this country. One of the newest examples is a report from Consumer Reports warning raw pork, purchased at grocery stores, often carries bacteria that will make you sick.
Ken Horton at the Texas Pork Producers Association has a radical idea: go ahead and cook your pork.
"You need to cook it to an internal temperature of 145 if it's a whole muscle cut of pork."
160 degrees if it's ground pork. Pork in its most delicious form, of course, is bacon and no one eats it raw.
"Most bacon has been cooked some and is smoked and cured, too."
Bottom line: cook any meat you buy and don't let Consumer Reports scare you away from bacon.