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Old 07-30-2015, 08:05 AM
 
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No, I never have, and as a matter of fact the foods that people "won't touch" because they might get food poisoning are usually not the culprits. It's almost never the mayonnaise; much more likely to be the green salad.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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Salad greens yes. Perhaps I should have clarified those certain 'won't touch' foods instead of leaving it up to assumption. I love fresh spinach but almost afraid to eat it these days. Same for sprouts, some berries and other fresh fruits. So if I see them on a buffet, won't partake. It's not necessarily mayonnaise products, but potato salad or other mayonnaise based foods stored in a deep bowl out in the hot sun is something that generally should be avoided.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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A local KFC a couple of years ago. I will never eat at KFC again.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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may not be the food, but the handlers (poop on hands (getting into food you injest causes norovirus...))
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:25 AM
 
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I have not. Not that I could formally trace to a certain restaurant. I've been sick while travelling in certain countries where I was eating street food and assume it was some sort of foodborne illness, but I wouldn't be able to just point my finger and say it was ________ that caused it.

I have worked in restaurants where people made random claims of food poisoning, however, usually in online reviews.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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I did.

When I was in med school, a classmate and I went to Ruby Tuesday's for lunch. I had a steak, baked potato with sour cream, and broccoli. It tasted oh so good...Several hours later, I had the WORST case of gastroenteritis that lasted for about 2-3 days. I felt horrible!

It took me over 8 years before I would step foot in another Ruby Tuesday.

Obviously,it was something from that meal (I'm almost certain it was the sour cream, given the timing of the onset of my symptoms), and not an issue with the restaurant chain itself. But every time I saw a Ruby Tuesday, those memories started flashing in front of me...

What a horrible experience!! .
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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We lived in Phoenix in the 1960s. Right after we arrived, we got Whataburgers. It was very good, but soon after I ate it I was sick as a dog.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:49 AM
 
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Yes, as a child. I got just 2 hours of sleep that night due to severe stomach pain and vomiting. Never went there again.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Yep, and I did it to myself.

Before I learned how to cook, I tried to make a quiche for dinner one night. I had NEVER used real cream for anything before, so when it came out of the cardboard box with lumps, I had no idea it had gone bad (I know, stupid, but true). The cooked quiche tasted okay, but the pain in my stomach a few hours later was awful. Let's not even discuss how hard my body was working at both ends to get that stuff OUT.

Emergency room visit included. Ugh.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:26 AM
 
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Last year at a Italian restaurant I have eaten at for years with no issues. It was probably the Caesar Salad. As a child I got really sick from an Asian buffet. Nowadays when I go out to eat I only purchase items that are piping hot. I stay away from salads and certain seafoods like mussels or clams. Food poisoning is an absolutely horrid experience.
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