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Does cooking kill salmonella bacteria?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
If cooked enough: Germ is killed by heat. Can't get rid of them in sprouts. Undercooked poultry, eggs (runny), rare burgers. Any raw animal product (yes, that includes sushi) can be assumed to be contaminated by bacteria. The only fresh fish is the one you caught yourself.
Answered on Aug 3, 2017
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