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Old 03-24-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: NYC
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You can get sick from anything due to mishandling of the food due to cross contamination. Someone that touches money and then touches your food could be passing over germs and bacteria easily. Salads washed with dirty water and even ice cream machines not cleaned will give you food poisoning.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I've only gotten sick once - from a Jack's hamburger. I know it was that because my coworker (who ate the exact same thing when we went to lunch together) got sick as well. Both of us called into work the next day, having no idea that the other was sick until we came back.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Seeing as fast food is quite a popular subject here in the food and drink section, has anyone ever gotten sick from eating at a fast food place? Sick as in major food poisoning.

I'm knocking on wood, but in all my life I have never gotten sick from eating at any fast food place. I'm talking about national chains like McDonald's, KFC, Jack in the Box, etc. etc. Even certain regional fast food places, I've never gotten sick.
someone did claim a few months ago, they had gotten sick on eating at a fast food restaurant, but I don't remember which one. Of course is it easy to think, if you get sick within a few hours of eating someplace it is bad food. This may or may not be the case and most of us never know where we pick up food poisoning. I am sure there are times when we can be certain where it came from. Let me add, anyplace can serve something that isn't good and usually they have no idea. it might have been bad meat when the got it or beans not refridgerated long enough or beans put away when they are still hot. There are so many ways to get bad food. I would never blame a restaurant or vow never to eat at a place again. Now, to answer your question: yes, I have, but never positive where I picked it up and never bad enough to affect me for more than a day or so.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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how many millions of people everyday, go to fast food places, grab the handle of the entrance door to open,,,,then proceeds to eat the food,,

on that handle,,being handled so much ,,surely has flu germs, fecal matter, you name it

then many sit inside at tables, tables that get washed by wet rags that spread germs from one table to another,,,
people have sneezed all over these tables and chairs,,,and again,,fecal matter everywhere,,
and this is all before your food is being served..



I believe the drive thrus are much more hygienic



im no germ a phobe ....but the older I get I notice these lttle things,,

I was at a salad bar the other day ...a mother was there with two young teens and one of the young teens was coughing/hacking all over the offerings , barely covering his mouth,, (below the sneeze guard)

I looked at the mother dropped my plate and walked away ,,,I was going to suggest to teach her kids not to cough on foods,,,but ,,I don't think it would have mattered..
I go back to my booth,,,and watch other adults use that salad bar,,grabbing the offerings the kid coughed all over


think about the millions/billions of meals a week,,,,we eat,,,overall we are actually very lucky,,,,there isn't more sickness

ive got more faith in the foods because of safeguards/sanitation cooking standards in place,, (many places you cant even get a rare burger anymore,,they HAVE to cook it 160 degrees)
and if people get sick,,,it can kill a business

I know the haccp/sanitation strict standards we use in the grocery business,,,its similar in the food business I also look for cerificates of servsafe posted - most places require their personnel to go thru these sanitation food handling safety classes

as someone stated,,,, for some reason I seem to have bad luck with seafood,,
one of the worst was at applebee's a fried haddock sandwich.... but then again,,,it could be a 100 other items,, the protein always gets blamed,,,i did have a salad,,
I totally agree with what you are saying; it isn't always the restaurant but the germs people leave behind. Then we eat at a place, get sick and assume we have food poisoning. I am not a germaphobic either, not by anymeans. I also do not think anyone can actually say one chain is more guilty than another or stay away from one more than another.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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."
yes, but you are not understanding the responder; what was meant; it doesn't come from spoiled foods. of course it is transmitted often via foods that infected people handle. That is why when there is an outbreak on a cruise ship or resort there are so many added precausions, including the handlers being exceptionally careful. Thus, you can't say it is food borne.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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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."
Ok, what I more correctly meant to say is that a person can get ill from another person without any food being involved. In other words, just because you eat something and then start puking a number of hours later doesn't mean that the food that you ate is the cause of the puking.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:17 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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After eating at KFC. I will never eat there again. Spend a miserable night on the bathroom floor. UGH.
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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yes, but you are not understanding the responder; what was meant; it doesn't come from spoiled foods. of course it is transmitted often via foods that infected people handle. That is why when there is an outbreak on a cruise ship or resort there are so many added precausions, including the handlers being exceptionally careful. Thus, you can't say it is food borne.
It is still considered foodborne.

Food Safety for Moms-to-Be: Medical Professionals - Foodborne Pathogens

Norovirus (Norwalk-like Virus)

Basics: A virus that's becoming a health threat. It may account for a large percent of non-bacterial foodborne illnesses.

Sources: Raw oysters, shellfish, cole slaw, salads, baked goods, frosting, contaminated water, and ice. It can also spread via person-to-person.

Symptoms: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, headache, and fever.

Incubation: 24 to 48 hours after ingestion, but can appear as early as 12 hours after exposure.

Duration: 1 to 3 days
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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OMG! I have had food poisoning one from fast food and I have to tell you, I would NEVER eat there again even all these years later. It was THAT bad!
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:15 PM
 
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I've never had food poisoning of any kind as far as I know. I've been ill and vomited, of course, but it was never traced to any particular food.

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Ok, what I more correctly meant to say is that a person can get ill from another person without any food being involved. In other words, just because you eat something and then start puking a number of hours later doesn't mean that the food that you ate is the cause of the puking.
Yes, I think this often happens. A virus is passed around from person to person, but then each person tends to blame it on whatever they ate last.
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