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Subject:  Re: Beach picnic-type foods? Date:  9/20/2012  2:30 PM
Author:  zoningfool Number:  54569 of 56298

I find that interesting because twice in my life I've been at picnics where salads with regular old jarred mayo sat out for a long time and the next day a whole slew of folks (all of whom had eaten a salad late in the day) were sick.

I don't feel any perishable food left out at room temperature for a prolonged period is 'safe', but you attribute that illness to nothing else besides the mayo? I mean nothing else besides the mayo in the salad could've been responsible? I think you were buying into the mayo myth. I am pretty sure the people at those events ate more than just a salad.
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