At my beloved A&P you can get the Empire turkey for "free" with a surcharge of 10c a pound. I am on my third bird this year, but an not making it for Thanksgiving, it is in the freezer for later. But I do have a question. I do not keep kosher, but the last two Empire turkeys I have used had purple bruises. I thought that was not acceptable. My mother saw both of these "raw" and said these were certainly not how they should be. Does anyone have any comments on this?