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Old 03-10-2009, 11:47 AM   #11
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Andy, I have always respected and tried to learn from your posts. But the lowly potato being the culprit when mayo is involved? Now you have challenged me to figure this out. (Well, if I remember it was something I wanted to do. )
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It's the neutral ph of the potato, not acidic or alkaline, that provides a good home for bacteria.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:27 PM   #12
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There is no way in h*** that anyone will EVER convince me that I'm setting myself up for food poisoning by keeping a cut onion in my fridge. Good grief - can't the food police find something better to do with their time?
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:08 PM   #13
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There is no way in h*** that anyone will EVER convince me that I'm setting myself up for food poisoning by keeping a cut onion in my fridge. Good grief - can't the food police find something better to do with their time?

The link he posted contradicted what he said in his post.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:41 PM   #14
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With all due respect to the OP, I find it curious that the dire email warnings that I sometimes get regarding rampant, marauding viruses almost always say "this has been checked out on Snopes.com". Then, if I go and read Snopes.com, it turns out to be a hoax. Do people think we will not take the time to verify these things ourselves? Sorry, Hungry, but you should have read your source a little more carefully. There appears to be no scientific basis for your claims about onions.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:32 AM   #15
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Very interesting. Wonder if there is a Snope artiicle on this as well. I will have to have a look.
Here is the link:
snopes.com: Cut Onion Contamination
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:34 AM   #16
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I wonder if this is the same Ed that keeps sending me letters telling me I've won a million dollars??? I find just about the same amount of truth in both cases ...
When you read the SNOPES article you will see “ED” is a chemist and one of the brothers of the Mullins Family.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:38 AM   #17
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Mayo is laden with preservatives unless you made it yourself. It is generally not the cause of food poisoning.
This is the point I tried to make.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:41 AM   #18
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There is no way in h*** that anyone will EVER convince me that I'm setting myself up for food poisoning by keeping a cut onion in my fridge. Good grief - can't the food police find something better to do with their time?
I agree I used an onion tonight that had been in the fridge over three days!
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:43 AM   #19
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The link he posted contradicted what he said in his post.
Where was the contrition??
My post was a clip from the article on SNOPES!
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:45 AM   #20
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With all due respect to the OP, I find it curious that the dire email warnings that I sometimes get regarding rampant, marauding viruses almost always say "this has been checked out on Snopes.com". Then, if I go and read Snopes.com, it turns out to be a hoax. Do people think we will not take the time to verify these things ourselves? Sorry, Hungry, but you should have read your source a little more carefully. There appears to be no scientific basis for your claims about onions.
I only wish more people would take time to verify the facts before they fill my inbox with unfounded stories. Yes, I could have been more selective in my post and reflected my concern about the mayonnaise. Not the onions or Potatoes
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