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Old 10-09-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Mad cow disease. I ate a steak and kidney pie in England around 2001. I still wonder to this day if I got a rogue prion running around.

I've read so much about salmonella and eggs. I've had food poisoning before. It was bad. I got it from some iced sweet tea I set out to cool. Over night. Woops. I drank a glass the next day. I spent the next 2 days in the john. I must've gone every 1/2 hour. It was hell on earth. I've read about Salmonella. I've eaten a lot of soft yolks and chicken that might've needed to be grilled another 15 minutes.... never got sick from it. Sunny side up eggs are my fave.

My mom, to this day, thinks nothing of cooking chicken or stew or beef or... anything.... and leaving it out for hours. She defrosts chicken by taking it out of the freezer and leaving it in the sink for 8-10 hours.
I can't recall the last time I got sick from her food.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Whispering pines, cutler bay FL.
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I am much more worried about sushi these day since 70 percent of fresh fish has parasitic worms in them. Seeing the TV show "monsters inside me" really makes you not want to eat out at all.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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These are my food worries:

1. I eat too much of it and I'm getting fat.

2. The emphasis on buying local, organic, hormone free, grass fed, etc etc etc is increasing the prices of restaurant meals (at least in my area).
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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What I'm going to have with the pork chops tonight.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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Mad cow disease. I ate a steak and kidney pie in England around 2001. I still wonder to this day if I got a rogue prion running around.

I've read so much about salmonella and eggs. I've had food poisoning before. It was bad. I got it from some iced sweet tea I set out to cool. Over night. Woops. I drank a glass the next day. I spent the next 2 days in the john. I must've gone every 1/2 hour. It was hell on earth. I've read about Salmonella. I've eaten a lot of soft yolks and chicken that might've needed to be grilled another 15 minutes.... never got sick from it. Sunny side up eggs are my fave.

My mom, to this day, thinks nothing of cooking chicken or stew or beef or... anything.... and leaving it out for hours. She defrosts chicken by taking it out of the freezer and leaving it in the sink for 8-10 hours.
I can't recall the last time I got sick from her food.
From iced tea? What is in iced tea that could give you food poisoning?
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I somehow don't think it was the ice tea. In the south we leave ice tea out on the counter all the time and nobody I know has ever gotten sick from it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I'm old enough to be still afraid of undercooking pork. I know it's not supposed to be a problem now but old habits die hard. I served a pork loin which was still a teeny bit pink inside and my husband was afraid to eat it. I've read many times teeny bit of pink in pork is not so bad as long as interior reaches 145.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I've heard about bacteria growing in sun tea, but not iced tea that was boiled on the stove.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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My primary concern is what is the pesticide, insecticide, fungicide, and herbicide load in the fruits and vegetables that I purchase.

With meat and seafood products purchased - the same as above but also with the consideration of the load of mercury, hormones and antibiotics, etc.

Wow!
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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I worry most about restaurant cleanliness and the hygiene of the people handling my food when I eat out. I have a very sensitive stomach and I can't tell you how many times I get an upset stomach after eating out. I spend a lot for that food! I'd like to hold onto it a little bit longer! (Gross, huh?) I love eating out, though.
I also don't cook fish at home anymore. The one time I cooked tilapia, I darned near killed my husband and myself with food poisoning.
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