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Old 07-30-2015, 03:22 PM
 
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many items, especially made with mayo needs (sic) to be kept cold.
When--if ever--will this myth about mayonnaise causing food poisoning die?
In reality, mayonnaise has mild antibacterial qualities, due to its acidic nature.
Where does the acid come from?
From the lemon juice or vinegar that is used when preparing it...

The first time that I was in Europe, I was concerned about the pots of mayonnaise that sat out on restaurant tables all day in the summer heat. Surely that couldn't be healthy, I thought. However, since Europeans weren't dropping like flies as a result of this practice, I decided to research the issue and found that much of the common knowledge regarding mayonnaise is...bogus.

For some reality regarding this--and other food poisoning issues, take a look at:
9 Food Poisoning Myths

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Old 07-30-2015, 03:25 PM
 
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It makes absolutely no sense that your digestive tract would be damaged and not properly functional ten years after eating improperly handled chicken fingers.
If the infection and the resulting antibiotic regimen destroyed that person's intestinal flora--and if they failed to restore the intestinal flora through the use of probiotics--it is entirely possible that digestive problems persist, even many years later.

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Old 07-30-2015, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Just want to point out that true food poisoning takes anywhere from 48 hours to ten days to set in so it is sometimes impossible to find out where it came from.

If you are throwing up right after you ate somewhere, it isn't from their food.

A Primer on Symptoms of Foodborne Illness | Food Safety News
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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It makes absolutely no sense that your digestive tract would be damaged and not properly functional ten years after eating improperly handled chicken fingers.
A certain segment of the population (between 5 and 30%) do develop long term problems after a bout of food poisoning. e-coli is most often the culprit for the development of chronic GI illness. And it is estimated that 48 million people in the USA alone will suffer from food poisoning in a year according to foodsafety.gov.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Just want to point out that true food poisoning takes anywhere from 48 hours to ten days to set in so it is sometimes impossible to find out where it came from.

If you are throwing up right after you ate somewhere, it isn't from their food.

A Primer on Symptoms of Foodborne Illness | Food Safety News

There are at least 5 sicknesses that can occur within half an hour or so after eating, according to your link.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:49 PM
 
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I got sick as a dog after eating half a chicken sandwich with guacamole on it.

Thinking that I had a bout with the flu, I put the other half in the fridge.

The next day, I proceeded to eat the rest of the sandwich. Intense vomiting. It was as if someone had stomped on my stomach.

I called the restaurant. They said it was likely the guacamole and offered me a free appetizer next time we ate there. But just never could pull into their parking lot again.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Yes at a deli years ago from a tuna sandwich. Never reported it to Dept. of health or told the Deli. I just never ate there again. but it took me 2 years to eat tuna again.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:31 PM
 
Location: South of Oz & North of Shangri-La
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My sister and brother-in-law claimed to have several times, but I had serious doubts. Why would you go back to the same place after one incident?! Also, just about those times, "stomach flu" was going around. Their symptoms matched those my mother and I had gone through; we hadn't eaten out at any time.

I do know that my mother got ptomaine poisoning when she was in her late teens. She was certain that it was from the orange juice served at a little café. She had to undergo quite a lot of medical treatment because she was rather a frail girl. She said that she's never forgotten the experience, and we're always careful to do away with anything that seems "iffy".

I worked at the city newspaper and heard a couple who worked there claiming to have food poisoning. Again, it was at a time when everyone was coming down with a particularly vicious strain of flu. When I suggested that might have been it, they were certain it was food poisoning! I still have my doubts because of the symptoms.

As for fast food: We simply never had the money to waste on it. So, maybe we've been lucky.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:45 PM
 
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True flu (influenza) is respiratory and viral, sometimes with GI symptoms but most often not. In fact, when people complain of the "stomach flu", most often it's because of something they have ingested that is infected with a bacteria or a parasite, sometimes a GI specific virus. If a lot of people get sick in an area and it cannot be traced back to any specific food source/food handler, contaminated water supply is usually next in the line of suspects.
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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We had an extended family dinner at a Teppanyaki restaurant. Everyone who had shrimp developed intense stomach cramps and diarrhea between 30 minutes to 90 minutes after eating. Some didn't make it out of the restaurant before it hit them.

When we called to complain to the restaurant management we were told "Americans sometimes can't eat Japanese style food. Next time no order shrimp." <click>
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