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Doctor insights on: Can Salmonella Grow On Cooked Chicken And Create A Bad Smell

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more


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Could I have salmonella from cooked chicken?

Could I have salmonella from cooked chicken?

Possibly: Don’t eat undercooked poultry, meats or eggs. Poultry should be heated to at least 165 F internally. ...Read more

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May have salmonella poisoning, what should I do? On last wednesday my husband ate chicken that he realized was not cooked all the way through after he had already eaten more than one piece. He woke up early thursday morning with diahrea, vomitting and ab

May have salmonella poisoning, what should I do? On last wednesday my husband ate chicken that he realized was not cooked all the way through after he had already eaten more than one piece.  He woke up early thursday morning with diahrea, vomitting and ab

Salmonella : Salmonella food poisoning can occur in chicken, as can other types of food poisoning, most commonly staph food poisoning. The best thing to do is to use anti-emetics (medications to stop vomiting) if it hasn't stopped in 24 hours, but not to take anti-diarrheals in order to let the toxins get out of the body. In general, antibiotics should be avoided. Almost all types of food poisonings will run its course. If a patient can't stop vomiting in 24 hours, can't take fluids in 24-36 hours, or has severe abdominal pain or high fevers then they should seek out a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the likihood of contracting salmonella from undercooked chicken?

It would only: Occur if the chicken is contaminated or there is cross contamination from another source. Salmonella may be found in the feces of infected organisms. It cab be in raw poultry ; meat as well as raw eggs and seafood. Some fruits ; vegetables may also have salmonella contamination. Touching infected reptiles ; birds can also lead to infection. ...Read more

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Do you always get sick from undercooked chicken or only when it has salmonella?

Not always.: The importance of cooking chicken adequately cannot be understated. Salmonella and/or Campylobacter were present in 66% of chicken samples in one study. Proper cooking to 165°F will destroy those organisms. If you are lucky enough that the chicken you cooked did not have these organisms, you will not get sick that time. It's important to have good technique in the kitchen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ate off of a fork that touched raw chicken. What are the chances of salmonella poisoning?

It is possible but: still unlikely...not all raw chicken is contaminated with Salmonella. Although, obviously you wouldn't be doing that on purpose and taking the chance. For now, there isn't anything to do, but wait and watch for diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting . If any symptoms develop, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does salmonella live on a roll of foil? Baked chicken last week, touched foil, using same roll of foil today to bake cinnamon rolls.

Salmonella: These germs can survive for weeks on surfaces if you read the text books. From what you describe however, there was no evidence that the raw chicken had Salmonella to begin with, and the nature of the contact seems sketchy as well. The good news is that ordinary stomach acid kills most 'exposures' to Salmonella (as does cooking!). If you have further concerns, talk to a doc about it. ...Read more