Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Your Turn

The last time you got food poisoning and do you still eat the food that got you sick?

44 comments:

MyDogSmiles said...

Peanut M&M's when I was 3 years old. I haven't tried a peanut M&M since and when I see the yellow package they come in, I get sick to my stomach.

M said...

Gas station pizza. I know ... I know ...

Brayson87 said...
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sandybrook said...

Decades ago a bad pot roast and I still eat it to this day although due to price not often.

Dane said...

Never got food poisoning. I did however get alcohol poisoning from Lord Calvert and Sloe Gin. 30 years later I will still not drink either.

Dark Eyes said...

last year, a local mexican restaurant...i was off work deathly ill for a week...i still eat mexican, but not from that restaurant.

J said...

Two years ago guy I worked with went out and brought back falafel, which looked good so I went out and returned to the office with the same thing. Starting that afternoon, and for the next four days, I was in the bathroom nonstop and becoming seriously dehydrated. My poor colleague (who is in incredible shape and runs a few marathons every year) was out of commission for a solid week.

I doubt there's anything systematically wrong with the food at that place (if there were people would be dying in the SF financial district), but NO I haven't gone back!

Brayson87 said...

This summer, it's always fun to pay for a meal you don't get to digest :(

J said...

When I lived on the east coast I came to work one day and learned a different colleague had gone out for dinner with her husband. They had oysters, he had a reaction, and he was dead within maybe 3 hours. Very sad; she's a nice lady.

Humor Me said...

1-1/2 years ago during the Romain lettuce food poisoning national outbreak, I attended a convention where salads were served with the lunch and dinner meals. This was in Washington DC at a flagship hotel of an international chain. I had heard reports of attendees becoming ill at from eating at other outside restaurants but not necessarily our hotel. We all were checking our salads for Romain lettuce. Friday of convention week I was ill with it. Awful. Today this day I am gun shy of salads.

Lisa said...

Green onions and sometimes on top of enchiladas.

Snuggz Bear said...

Once I decided to make fresh white clam sauce. I made it on a Sunday and it was delicious with lots of butter and garlic. There were leftovers on Friday and I stupidly thought it would be OK to eat, and I did. About an hour later my stomach was rumbling and then I was sick as a dog for hours and hours and all night. My doctor was furious with me- apparently it can be very dangerous to have shellfish poisoning. It was like I had the worst flu of my life and I didn't feel well for days. I used to think people who said they had food poisoning were lying until I really had it.

The second time was when I was at a professional conference at The Mayflower hotel in DC. Either it was the lunch they served (no fish or shellfish) or some snacks in an open bowl,(I think this was the culprit), but at around 2:30 pm I got the same symptoms as above. I was able to run out of the room and get to the bathroom in time, but "symptoms" kept reoccurring. I was supposed to meet a friend for dinner and had to cancel. Thank goodness it was not as bad as the clam sauce incident.

Gator said...

A meat & cheese platter in a foreign restaurant. Yes, I still eat them.

TheMotherShip said...

About 10 years ago. Hard-boiled eggs a juvenile grandchild had left out for 3 days before being returned to the fridge but I thought had been refrigerated the whole time, so I ate them because I was in a hurry. We were directly across the street from the ER (old nurse, inherently uncooperative) but when I was finally found in the bathroom where I'd been slumped against the wall because I was too weak to reach the door handle), my daughters dutifully rolled me off the pot onto the floor. Then they cleaned me up for the next 3 hours, while arguing with me about going to the hospital. When I finally gave up and agreed to go, I was in shock by the time I got there--no discernible pulse or blood pressure although they knew I was alive because my digestive, hmmmmm, "entry" and "exit" were still completely "functional." I was in the hospital for 3 days; 5 years, and thousands of dollars of hospital bills later, I ate hardboild eggs again--but with caution and suspicion that remain with me still!

Mountainmama13 said...

I got e coli from hotdog s. I still eat them but only if I cook them myself.

Boldblonde said...

Shrimp pad Thai, 2 or 3 years ago. I thought i was going to die. No puking or anything but the absolute worst stomach pain I have ever had. Felt like I had snakes battling it out, inside of me. I also thought i was going to die... that's how much it was painful.
Haven't had Thai food since.

Erik said...

I ate Sun Chips and got sick. Probably wasn't the Sun Chips, but I haven't eaten them since.

Ann said...

A local Chinese restaurant and it was confirmed by the health department. So I wasn't the only one who got sick. It took about five years before I could think about eating Chinese food again but I've never returned to that particular restaurant. Eventually they went out of business.

Sd Auntie said...

hot dogs. and no..more.

MothMoon said...

Taco Bell. Never again.

hothotheat said...

I've gotten food poisoning twice in my life. Both times it was something I made from scratch 😨. Yes I still eat my cooking.

Jennifer said...

I can't think of a food, but Ouzo and also Hot Damn! I can't eat anything that has that red-hot cinnamon flavor, and that was over 20 years ago.

EyeSee said...

A Monte Cristo sandwich at Disneyland 26 years ago. Haven't had one since then. And orange chicken at Panda Express 18 years ago. I've been back many times, but not for that dish.

Low Key said...

Deviled eggs as a teenager. And no, I haven't trusted them since.

.robert said...

Cheyenne Mountain Air Station cafeteria, infamous at that time for poisoning the customers who were trapped under that damned mountain and forced to eat there.

Red Velvet Boots said...

I ate an ambiguous breakfast food item on an early morning KLM flight from Delhi to Amsterdam. Was horribly ill all day. It was awful!

momo said...

I got salmonella poisoning in the 80s. Specifically the week before LIVE AID. I remember because I felt like I was tripping and couldn't eat or keep anything down but sips of gatorade and for some reason I developed an intense hatred of Phil Collins during that show. Something about him being in NY and UK. ANYWAY

I got it from a Whaler at BK, and NO never had another one. There was blood, both ends, and I was on the floor in the bathroom with a 104 fever. My mother, an RN, had worked in Colon Rectal at a famous hospital for many years, and called and set an appt. for me. The problem was that cultures don't come back for three days so they had no idea how to treat me and did a lower GI while I was going through all of it. UGH> When the doctor told me it had more to do with the cleanliness of food prep people than the food it really swore me off fast food for a long time.

And always leery of fresh veggies anymore. SHAME SHAME SHAME. I mean take spinach. I love it raw but is it really clean? I doubt it. I find dirt in it. So I just go ahead and heat it up if I want it.

Ann said...

@Momo I'm right with you on the fast food issue. There are outbreaks of Hepatitis A thanks to the poor hygiene of fast food workers. They are transmitting Hep A to customers. My oncologist insisted that we give up eating out and when we travel to take food with us. It became a habit that we've kept up.

I started growing our spring mix lettuce and spinach. We eat a ton of that stuff and it can be grown in large containers on our patio (out of the intense heat). If you love spinach grow it. Then you know it's safe to eat.

OKay said...

It's been about 20 years now, but one Valentine's Day we went to The Keg and I got food poisoning like I have never experienced in my whole life. Yeah, we still go there, just not to that location.

J said...

Sorry, but lol @ whaler. Hadn't heard that for a while.

Anna said...

I have. It was awful. ER. IV fluids. Haven't eaten raw fish since.

ElCartero said...

Christmas dinner nearly two decades ago, either the ham or the turkey, we're not sure, but all but two of the dozen or so of us got deathly sick. Either way, yeah I still eat them, but since I thought it was the ham I was put off that for a while.

zerooptions said...

2 years ago, a subway sandwich, i'm never eating subway again

Vita said...

An awful case, only once, almost 20 years ago now, from fried chicken from a grocery's deli. It was miserable, to the point where even trying to just brush my teeth was triggering my gag reflex for well over 24 hours. I remember lying with my head pressed on the cool tile floor trying to figure out how the logistics of the input/reserves/output scenario could be physically possible. It was several days past that before I felt back to normal.
I've not held a grudge against fried chicken, though I dont think I bought prepared food from that deli again.

smiller2000 said...

About a year ago, my 15 yr old daughter & I ate at O’Charley’s. We both got the chicken pot pie, and were both throwing up within hours. I will never eat at O’Charley’s again.

Milk, No Sugar said...

Last night :-( I made grilled steak, steamed asparagus and bernaise sauce (from scratch) for dinner and was sick as a dog. Being coeliac is a curse. (It's the first time I've reacted so badly to this food, having had it with no issues in the past).

Milk, No Sugar said...

PS: And no, I won't be eating any of those things ever again.

Valerie said...

Duck that was pink near the bone. Would never do that again.

50 and counting said...

8 days in hospital on IV antibiotics. Off work for a total of six weeks.

Chicken Tagine in Tangiers.

Will only eat chicken if I cook it myself.

molly said...

Chinese restaurant .....buffet. Told the manager....could tell she really did not care . Never will eat Chinese at a restaurant again.

Parade said...

NEVER and I eat anything everywhere I travel.

17Steps said...

First year of college,I had back to back classes followed by a science lab that began at 6:30 pm. I was so hungry that I bought a hot dog from a refrigerated vending machine. My thinking was that if I nuked the hell out of it,I would be fine. I was not fine. It took maybe 5 years to have a hotdog again and only then one I knew that my Dad had personally grilled.

GentleBreeze said...

Thirty years ago, I had some kind of belly clams in a seafood restaurant in Tampa.
Four hours later I was in the bathtub expectorating from every orifice.
I fully expected to die, but in the morning was completely well. Still called in, because psychologically it was horrific!

rednoir said...

Was forced to go to this restaurant by a real jerk. Chicken Pad Thai that I knew was bad because it came so fast. Diarrhea for 9 days. Thought I was going to die.

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