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Old 03-24-2015, 07:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I got sick from McDonalds. I had a strawberry sundae and it had some kind of cleaning fluid in it. I only took two bites before I realized something was wrong with it, but it was enough to make me ill for a couple of days.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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Huh? Yes, S_Guy CAN say he has never gotten sick, because that is past tense. It's only referring to past instances.
This.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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It is really hard to prove where illnesses come from, unless there is a confirmed test of the food as being contaminated. A few years ago, there was a fast acting Norvo virus going around right at the holidays, and there was a large party at a local country club. The next day so many people were ill that they all thought that they had food poisoning, but testing of several people confirmed Norvo, which is not food borne.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I'd bet the odds of food poisoning at a national fast-food chain are far less than at a mom-and-pop place. Most big-name franchises have strict practices in place and train their employees to observe them. They monitor their food storage and cooking temps, and they've got it down to a science how long to keep food before discarding.
That, and at a lot of fast food places the food is pre-cooked and pre-washed, so it's not as if there's raw chicken lying around. It's more likely if someone gets sick that it's some kind of norovirus/stomach bug going around, or the person didn't wash their hands before eating.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I used to regularly was getting sick from Taco Bell - but only when I was in FL (Orlando area). And by regularly, I mean 2-3 times I went there. Not the case for TB a bit farther north.
In TN I got sick after White Castle. Went there once, and it was bad enough for me to not go there again.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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A friend did around '88 or '89 from a Wendy's hamburger.
She admits continuing to eat it when she thought it tasted 'funny'.
There was no doubt it was, indeed, that, btw.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I used to regularly was getting sick from Taco Bell - but only when I was in FL (Orlando area). And by regularly, I mean 2-3 times I went there. Not the case for TB a bit farther north.
In TN I got sick after White Castle. Went there once, and it was bad enough for me to not go there again.
Was it a meat thing? In Orlando? I went to so many
authentic Mex fast food places when I lived there.

(I get a bean burrito for under a $1 when I'm starving! And need 'something'...not
the meat.)
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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If I saw kids spray their germs all over a buffet...I must say, I would
report that whole section to the manager.
I'm just that way...makes my friends uneasy...and I tell staff
when there is hair on my plate, whatever...I have no qualms ...
I'm not like other people getting shy to speak up....again, friends cringe.

And I touch all serving spoons with a napkin, never to be touched again.
If you are the first to buffets...it's pretty safe.

You should see a waitress' face when I ask, very matter of factly, if I
could have another fork that
she has not put her thumb on (the prines).

I have reported 3 restaurants to the Health Dept after food poisoning...it
takes them 2 wks to call you back with their findings...I saved a lot of people!
Cuz, they would have continued their practices into eternity!
The restaurants are then taught what they are doing wrong, that's all.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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It is really hard to prove where illnesses come from, unless there is a confirmed test of the food as being contaminated. A few years ago, there was a fast acting Norvo virus going around right at the holidays, and there was a large party at a local country club. The next day so many people were ill that they all thought that they had food poisoning, but testing of several people confirmed Norvo, which is not food borne.
Norovirus is indeed food borne.

Norovirus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Noroviruses are transmitted directly from person to person and indirectly via contaminated water and food."

"Many norovirus outbreaks have been traced to food that was handled by one infected person."
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I've never gotten sick from restaurant food but I did get sick from fish that was bought at a Lucky Market in LA. This was years ago.
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