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I got this in an email. What do you think? I think my whole family should have been poisoned by now cuz I routinely put unused onion back in the fridge! I may quit that.

Very Interesting......





Written by Zola Gorgon - author of several cookbooks..

Watch out for those spoiled onions...



I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, makers of
mayonnaise. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in the
Mullins family. My friend, Jeanne, is the CEO.

Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I
learned from a chemist.

The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed. He's one of the brothers. Ed is a
> chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce formula.
> He's even developed sauce formula for McDonald's.

Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone
asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always
worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you.

Ed said that all commercially-made Mayo is completely safe.

"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but
it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at
a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then
talked about the quaint essential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad
sitting on the table and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone
gets sick.

Ed says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials
look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came
from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as
it's not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the
onions, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES. He explained, onions are
a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions.

You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion. He says it's not
even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.
It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit,
that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you
put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!)

Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll
probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your
sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist
potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any
commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

So, how's that for news? Take it for what you will. I (the author) am going
to be very careful about my onions from now on. For some reason, I see a
lot of credibility coming from a chemist and a company, that produces
millions of pounds of mayonnaise every year.'

> Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.
 

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Just sounds like more email crapola. Like you, we have always put leftover onions in the fridge. I am not going to stop now just because of an internet email. Ron
 
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grannysoo":1o3acdqc said:
CKC1586":1o3acdqc said:
I got this in an email. What do you think?

I think you got another one of those emails... :lol2:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap: Yes I did!!!!
Maybe I should stop reading the dumb things! :???: Kinda like the post on here about where our money "has been" wish I had never read that!!! :nod:
 

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I always thought people got sick from the combination of the egg and mayonnaise/miracle whip ..

As far as the onion thing,well we are all just lucky to be alive then.. :lol2:
 

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This email has been floating around for over a year. Look at snopes.com . The facts in this case are unfounded, and are not completely acurate.
 

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CKC1586":1hhw2ufl said:
I think you got another one of those emails... :lol2:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap: Yes I did!!!!
Maybe I should stop reading the dumb things! :???: Kinda like the post on here about where our money "has been" wish I had never read that!!! :nod:[/quote]

I have a few people that send me this junk all the time. I finally came to the conclusion that they didn't have a legitimate thought of their own and never sent anything useful (like winning the lottery or something), so now they go straight to the spam box. Never have to see them anymore.
 

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If that were the case I think most of my family would be dead or poisoned by now, as onions are used pretty much each day, and the left overs put in the fridge and used in salad sandwiches the next day. Can't say any one has been ill due to onions in the 20 years of doing so.
 
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