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Posted:rolleyes Ya I know: "pedantic" is the term... But I can't help it, hate to see the world go down in blissful ignorance...



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Spending a few minutes making chocolate chip cookie dough and eating the whole bowlful may not be your idea of a wild time. But it can be more dangerous than you think, says Phyllis Stumbo, research nutritionist at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. "Raw cookie dough contains raw eggs, a potential carrier of salmonella bacteria," she explains.



"Salmonella can be in all animal products, but one of the biggest problems is raw eggs. The bacteria lives on and around the animals, right where the eggs are." The egg itself is not the problem, Stumbo says. "Eggs inside the shell are extremely sterile. It's when you crack the egg that bacteria on the shell can get inside."



She doesn't recommend washing the eggs before putting them in the refrigerator. "Washing an egg wipes off part of the protective coating so bacteria can get inside more easily. If you want to wash the eggs, do so right before you use them."



Keeping your hands clean is the best way to protect against salmonella poisoning. Be aware, too, of contaminating your hands again. "If you wash your hands and then cut up chicken; for example, you should wash your hands before handling the salad fixings. And clean the cutting board with warm, soapy water, rinsing well after washing, before using it to cut the vegetables."



Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, chills, fever and nausea. Symptoms usually appear within eight to 72 hours after you have eaten the food, she says. "This can make it difficult to pinpoint the food containing the salmonella bacteria, because in all likelihood, you've eaten the evidence," Stumbo says.



Salmonella can be life-threatening for the frail elderly and infants. For most healthy people, Stumbo says, salmonella is not deadly. "We've all eaten bacteria, and a little bit isn't going to hurt you. But I'd definitely advise you not to eat a bowl of cookie dough. And you probably shouldn't give your child the cake batter bowl and beaters to lick," she says.



If you experience salmonella poisoning symptoms, you'll most likely recover, Stumbo says. "But if you become dehydrated, see your doctor immediately."



For more information about salmonella poisoning, talk to your physician.





So NEVER - I say: NEVER DARE to eat raw eggs - it's a surefire way to get salmonella poisoning.... errm, hang on, have I just ignored my own post? umm wink footinmouth


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Posted:You chickening out on me?

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Posted:cluck off...

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Posted:That's a poultry attempt at insulting me

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Posted:I couldn't afford to shell out for a classer insult...

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Posted:You always were a little feather-brained

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Posted:You can take comfort in the fact that your chicken legs look proportionate to your non-existant waist...

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Posted:Hmmm, just plucked that one out the air didn't you...

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Posted:Not high in the pecking-order of witticisms eh?

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Posted:Nah, i'm just clutching at straws



[NB Clutch is the correct name for a group of eggs] wink


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Posted:Go suck an egg ubblol

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Posted:*shakes head*
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Posted:This thread is one of the funniest I've seen in an eggstremely long time...

(Cock a doodle d)Ooooh, Look at Durbs and his Eggstravagant use of words...


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Posted:Look, we've got passed the using eggs- instead of ex- thing.
We're now onto intelligent ones rolleyes

Do try and keep a-breast of the situation.


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Posted:You feeling cocky, feather-brain?
If you think I'm going to chicken out, you'd better not put all your eggs in one basket or you'll be the one sitting there with seed in your mouth and [censored] on your stick !
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Posted:I'm sorry Durbs, but your jokes just get cheeper and cheeper...

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Posted:Plucky little upstart...

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Posted: Written by: Durbs



Nah, i'm just clutching at straws



[NB Clutch is the correct name for a group of eggs] wink





Thank you for that bit of info...



(Still prefer 'Clucking at Straws though...' - far more obvious, crass and groan-worthy)



So if someone is eating too many eggs at breakfast would one be advised to 'ease off the clutch'?



Anyone compiling a children's joke book would get a free range of material from this thread...


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Posted:I wouldn't count your chicken's before they hatch, Dave...

I think these threads happen as a result of being cooped up for long in the same place...


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Posted:I wouldn't want to fall fowl of the IT moderators at work for posting here too often...

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Posted:chicken!

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Posted:Go pluck yourself...



(and I don't mean your eyebrows - that'd be beyond gay)


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Posted:Great way to get chicks though...

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Posted:And that'd appeal to me because...?



Chicks are an easy lay... That's why I prefer a bit of cock

(come on you were all waiting for me to say that!)


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Posted:ubblol

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Posted:Agreed.

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Posted:You set that one up on purpose didn't you Durbs?

You knew I'd start pecking away at that one...


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Posted:oooh, the chickens are coming home to roost, now...

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Posted:There's a couple of nice puns nest-led in this thread now.

Cracking stuff


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Posted:thanks for that eggucation in salmonella tom smile

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"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

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Posted:Pete that was ages ago - the salmonella tutorial AND the egg-as-ex/ed puns, isn't that right Eggwar?

Everyone has been scrambling to out-pun each other since then...


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