The "general consensus" might not be the deciding factor..Really? Gee, I thought we got to demand what the OP makes and brings.... The OP has to decide that they want to bring "that dish"seriously, Christina, do you think I don't know that...I'm merely pointing out the OP might want to take advantage of the wisdom of crowdsI do want to agree with the poster who said that no dish with mayo should be part of this feast. All too likely to be a problem.Not necessarily:Picnic and Food Safety RemindersDon’t Hold the MayoAtlanta -- It’s picnic season and millions of families are packing their coolers and heading outdoors. Whether you’re ordering out or bringing the food from home, there are several important facts to remember about food safety. And, despite what your mother may have told you, mayonnaise does not increase the chances of food poisoning. In fact, commercially prepared mayonnaise actually contains ingredients that protect against bacteria. It’s homemade mayonnaise recipes using unpastuerized eggs that gave birth to the myth that mayonnaise causes food poisoning.The Association for Dressings and Sauces (ADS) has collected 50 years of research that supports this claim.......“Our studies have shown that when harmful bacteria are added to commercially prepared mayonnasie they die off quickly,” reports Dr. Michael Doyle, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the University of Georgia, Center for Food Safety and Quality Enhancement. Doyle, lead researcher for the most recently completed study, says this ability to kill bacteria is “largely because of the presence of the acid that’s added to commercial mayonnaise. This includes vinegar, lemon juice and salt.”...http://www.dressings-sauces.org/foodsafety_picnic.html
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