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Old 07-30-2015, 01:28 PM
 
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I thought that I had food poisoning last year after eating a supermarket salad. I had never been so sick in my life.

I went into the internist who placed me on IV fluids - three liters of fluids over four hours for dehydration. However, he made it clear that I did NOT have food poisoning but a bad stomach flu.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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.
Just to clarfy something< most of the stomach problems we might get from greens is not food poisoning but caused by the preservatives used on the greens. That is very different from actual food poinoning. As for the Ops question, she is referring to a restaurant, I doubt most restaurants leave thier potato salad out in the sun. You are right, many items, especially made with mayo needs to be kept cold. The same with anything with chicken.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:34 PM
 
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I had food poisoning but in a weird way. It was obvious the next day that something was wrong with the food, then several days afterward it was ok and then when I went to absolutely different restaurant it became worse. So I think that it is important and almost impossible to track the very first place where you got food poisoning.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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I got a case of food poisoning from a restaurant where I picked up lunch -- just about this time 3 years ago. It was lovely.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I think it is very hard to know for sure. Was it actually food poisoning or maybe caused by the sulfides (spelling) used to preserve some foods. Also could it be noro virus? There is almost no sure way of knowing. Years ago, everytime I went to a restaurant and had bar b cue sause I got sick withing about an hour. The same with some salad bars. I actually think it was sulfides in all the cases.

The only time I was sure I got food poisoning was from my moms potato salad. She wasn't alwayst the best at preserving things. It was the night before my 12th bd party and I almost had to cancel. I was sick all night. Actually no one else in the family got sick, so I am sure it was a very fast moving bug. It took me about 20 years before I could eat and enjoy potato salad again.
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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Just to clarfy something< most of the stomach problems we might get from greens is not food poisoning but caused by the preservatives used on the greens. That is very different from actual food poinoning. As for the Ops question, she is referring to a restaurant, I doubt most restaurants leave thier potato salad out in the sun. You are right, many items, especially made with mayo needs to be kept cold. The same with anything with chicken.
Sprouts
Spinach

Not preservatives, salmonella and/or e-coli contamination during growth. Those are just two instances, there have been many more.

Edit: The potato salad comment was in response to another poster's comment.

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Old 07-30-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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I almost died after I ate chicken fingers from Marie Callendars. I lost like 10 or 15 pounds in 6 hours if I remember correctly (it was nearly 10 years ago) and spent the night in the emergency room hooked up to an IV getting rehydrated. My digestive tract has never been the same since.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Tangent: I wish I had died then. It was a pivotal time in my life when I was on top of the world, but things went downhill fast after that, and I've been suffering ever since. God was offering me a way out. I wish I hadn't called my friend.
If you've been on the top of the world before, nothing says you can't get back up there again. Maybe God wants to show you how things are down at the bottom, so that you'll appreciate it all the more when you climb back up again.

Sorry, everyone, for the off-topic.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:01 PM
 
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could be something as simple as improper hand washing (by you or those who prepared your food...That is how norovirus is spread...
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I almost died after I ate chicken fingers from Marie Callendars. I lost like 10 or 15 pounds in 6 hours if I remember correctly (it was nearly 10 years ago) and spent the night in the emergency room hooked up to an IV getting rehydrated. My digestive tract has never been the same since.
It makes absolutely no sense that your digestive tract would be damaged and not properly functional ten years after eating improperly handled chicken fingers.
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