I’m glad to hear of it: we have all kinds of uncooked poultry blood concoctions here in Canada. Frequently we drain the sweet nectar into martini glasses and top it off with an ounce of vodka and a skewered cocktail weenie.
There is a Polish soup called czarnina (or as my folks called it, um, “chocolate soup”), which is made with duck’s blood, but it is cooked. I’m trying to think of any foods with uncooked poultry blood, but I’m hard-pressed to identify any.
I don’t know about poultry blood (I really should ask my FIL, who is an avid turkey hunter) but I do know that there is a (much smaller than once was) group of hunter-types who will drink the blood of a deer/moose/elk that they have bagged. I learned this when I was very small from my grandmother, whose husband was an avid hunter. It is some little ritualistic thing some hunters do. I have had a few of my friends over the years mention it as well, so I do still know a few who do it, but can’t say how widespread it is. All I can say is “where’s the pukey smiley?”
Well, that’s perfectly safe - the vodka kills any pathogens in the blood (and the cocktail weenie).
In the OP however, it’s clear that the restriction is workplace-related. Since most workplaces presume one cannot drink alcohol while on the job, there is no way to make the cocktail safe for consumption on the job. Hence the need for the warning. Sheesh, think about it willya? :rolleyes: