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Old 07-31-2015, 04:14 PM
 
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I just recalled an incident from my childhood.
Circa 1958, my mother, brother, and I were walking home on a particularly hot day.
We came upon the recently-opened Josie's Sweet Shoppe, which had a sign in its window advertising 10 cent ice cream sodas. Because the prevailing price at that time was 15 cents, Josie's price was a bargain.

In we went, and I immediately noticed that the state of hygiene of both Josie and her shop were...let's just say...substandard. My mother and brother both ordered ice cream sodas, and I opted to go without refreshment.

My mother--who was not exactly a spendthrift--urged me to take advantage of the bargain prices at Josie's, but I was firm in my refusal.

The bottom line is that both my mother and brother suffered rapid evacuations from both ends of their alimentary canal for several hours afterward, while I had no problems at all. I was probably only about 9 years old, but I definitely recognized a dirty place when I saw it.

To her credit, my mother later asked me why I had refused to partake of Josie's "delights" that day, and I told her about my observations in that shop. She then asked me why I had not mentioned what I had observed, and I then reminded her that she almost always rejected my opinions and observations.

After this incident, she was much more willing to ask for my opinions on food-related issues and on other matters as well. Yes, I was a very observant child...

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Old 07-31-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I've had food poisoning from Taco Time twice, back in the 80s. I didn't put it together after the first time, but after the second time, I realized that was almost certainly where the 1st time happened also. I didn't go there for about a decade, but go there regularly again now.

I got food poisoning from The Ram the only time I've ever been there.
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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Yes. I was about 20 years old and got food-borne hepatitis from either KFC or Taco Bell. I was sick for about a month and nearly died.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My husband got sick from bacon one time. His mom cooked the whole thing and she refrigerated what was left. Not sure how long it was in there but my then( boyfriend) now husband saw it and ate it. That night we went out to dinner and had to leave right after the meal because he felt sick. We went back to my mom's and he had diarrhea for 1/2 hour.He left and said he vomited when he got home and had more diarrhea.
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I almost ate bad shrimp once, but it smelled really horrible, like ammonia. So I told the waitress something was wrong with it and I got something else instead that day. I still eat shrimp - but I know that if it smells off, it probably is.

Once, I did drink vodka and pineapple juice and the juice was bad. I was puking all night. I was -also- drunk, and that contributed to being sick as well. My solution: I don't drink vodka anymore
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:26 PM
 
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A Wendy's chicken sandwich. I was 3 months pregnant, so of course my OB thought it was morning sickness. It was NOT. It was my 3rd pregnancy, and I know morning sickness.

Anyhoo, we had gone through the drive thru at around 3 on a Sunday. I noticed the chicken seemed kind of dry and chewy, but ate it anyway. 12 hours later I started vomiting. About 24 hours I started having the worst diarrhea of my life. I had to be rehydrated twice by IV fluids, and lost 10 lbs in one week.

I reported it to the health department, but they didn't seem concerned. They said since they had no other complaints, they weren't going to follow up on it. Nice.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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My husband and I both got horribly ill from an Arbys's takeout meal in 1974 and I still sometimes feel like shuddering when I drive by an Arby's.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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I have had food poisoning twice once from a hot dog cart 20+ years ago. Secondly from a Chinese all you can eat which required prescription meds .No over the counter meds strong enough for that. They both closed shortly after I had problems.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:13 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Just a few things to keep in mind.

Mayonnaise is almost as shelf stable as mustard. It can actually be kept unrefrigerated.

Heat kills most bacteria in foods except staph which is resistant up to 200 F, so raw foods and cooked foods left out will most likely be the cause in most cases.

Food poisoning is not always caused by the most recent thing you eat. It could actually be something that was consumed a few days before.

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Old 08-06-2015, 02:48 PM
 
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Just a few things to keep in mind.

Mayonnaise is almost as shelf stable as mustard. It can actually be kept unrefrigerated.

Heat kills most bacteria in foods except staph which is resistant up to 200 F, so raw foods and cooked foods left out will most likely be the cause in most cases.

Food poisoning is not always caused by the most recent thing you eat. It could actually be something that was consumed a few days before.
I think due to high acid content (vinegar or lemon juice)...
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