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FireTom
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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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pineapple pete
pineapple pete

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Posted:scrambling about.. pure poultry in motion wink

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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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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted: Written by: pineapple pete


pure poultry in motion wink





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Dragosani
Dragosani

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Posted:Oh, that's henious wink

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Whisked me away from the the monotony of work for a few hours...

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Dragosani
Dragosani

sunset seadragon
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Posted:Don't beat yourself up over it wink

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:I SOOOOooo read that wrong first time...

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UCOF
UCOF

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Posted:Im reporting this thread to a mod.

Its an outcry of public decency for the horrendous jokes.

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Dragosani
Dragosani

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Posted:Oh Dave, you are such a chicken...
Strutting around the neighbourhood looking for (insert synonym for chicken feed) and at night looking for a stick to sit on... devil


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Dragosani
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Posted:Ooooh, Oooooh, and I forgot the most obvious one...

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:And what would that be?

Surely not a poultry-reference-as-euphemism regarding my sexual preferences? If so it's already been done at the top of this page... tongue

Sorry UCOF, making jokes is the only way I can come out of my shell...


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UCOF
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Posted:Can I make a lame joke about wanting a duck?

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Ducks lay eggs don't they? (damn tasty eggs they are as well...) Go for it! biggrin

clap for breaking the mould of chicken jokes...

Make all the duck jokes you want, but I have a feeling it's not gonna be pheasant... tongue


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UCOF
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Posted:See I told you it was lame...
You didnt even realise it was a joke wink


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Dragosani
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Posted:What's the difference between Doc Lightning and a mallard with a cold?...





Well, one's a sick duck...


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:umm

I got it... hence the clap it just got overshadowed by previous ones like 'Cluck Off' and 'Go Pluck Yourself...' biggrin


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Durbs
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Posted:umm
There's so many things wrong with that... (Let alone you mean Mallard, not mallet)

Anyway, I'm very busy at work - must quack on...


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Dragosani
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Posted:that's it Durbs, start picking on the non-english speaking people. Bigot wink

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FireTom
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Posted:You guys make me smirk...



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so wrong! And all that til easter... rolleyes ubbloco

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Dragosani
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Posted:Oh and by the way Durbsie.
The pun I was intending was about a sick duck and the other being a doc.. duck <-> doc... get it?
Oh and I'm not a mean mallard ! ubbangel


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Tao Star
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Posted: Written by: Juxtaposeur


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



i think you'll find it's the other way round.


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