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Can of soup with negative pressure (slightly implodes) on opening: Safe to eat?

One method of food sterilisation involves vacuum-sealing. This is why there was negative pressure in the can1 and why the lid got sucked in as soon as it was able to move. Bacteria creating positive ...
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What is the best cooking oil for a person with ischemic heart disease?

To make it simple: There are two types of fat: unsaturated ("good fat") and saturated and trans fat ("bad fat"). Current dietary guidelines (American Heart Association, WHO) suggest that saturated ...
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Do fridges really keep things fresh?

Your milk and chicken both have bacteria in them. If you leave them at room temperature, those bacteria will grow rapidly. Some may produce toxins that will not be inactivated by cooking. The greater ...
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Baked potato okay after sitting in the oven all night vs. Botulism or other risk?

You could probably leave a baked potato sitting at room temperature for days and it would still be safe to eat as long as it wasn't contained in a sealed container. But notice I said "probably." That'...
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Is it risky to eat at most 12 ounces of canned sardines weekly for about two months?

Like you mentioned, 12 ounces of sardines a week fits under the FDA's guidelines, so it should not be harmful to the adult that you described. Sardines contain a lot less mercury than many other fish ...
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Can virus and bacteria survive in soda water? (carbonated water)

Jaundice isn't caused directly by viruses. It's caused by a buildup of bilirubin in the blood. Clasped in the hemoglobin molecules in your blood cells is a pigment called porphyrin, which is not ...
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Rodents falling from the ceiling at Chipotle restaurants, what to do?

You actually need to ask this question? If rats are falling on your food in the restaurant then they're running amuck in the kitchen eating and crapping on your food. So the answer is: Find the ...
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Does daily intake of hibiscus juice increases the risk of impotence in a male?

There is a very bold distinction in terminology to observe between impotence – or erectile dysfunction –, and fertility or changes to the testis and spermatozoa. The study in question does not say ...
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My fruit punch Gatorade has a new warning label saying that it is genetically engineered

FDA guidelines for GenMod Foods FDA regulates the safety of food for humans and animals, including foods produced from genetically engineered (GE) plants. Foods from GE plants must meet the same food ...
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I poured out a bulging milk carton - am I in danger?

Extremely unlikely. This is simply unpleasant but not dangerous. The gas is mostly carbon dioxide released by bacteria in the milk fermenting the lactose sugar. Other products of the fermentation ...
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Why was orcein banned in Europe?

Searching for Orcein on the EU website: https://op.europa.eu/en/ returns this publication, amongst others: REPORTS OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR FOOD. First series. (European Commission). The ...
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Does eating too much cocoa have harmful side effects?

Cocoa powder is rich in the nutrients iron, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus, and also contains significant amounts of theobromine and caffeine. Overdose information about many of these is hard ...
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Genetically Modified Banana?

One could argue that the vast majority of foods we eat contain some ingredient that is in some sense "genetically modified". There is not, as yet, a widely accepted legal definition of GMO. See the LA ...
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Can I continue to eat a cereal my cat ate out of?

This really isn't any different from asking if it is safe to share food with another person after watching them eat from the same bowl. If you have a weak immune system, as with anything else, it is ...
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Is eating refregerated home cooked food daily bad for health?

Prepared food is typically good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator food safety guidelines Frozen is is even longer. It would be cooled (not frozen) in a normal refrigerator. Healthy depends on ...
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Is there any food restrictions after dog bite

That is myth. According to the World Health Organization: There are no dietary restrictions during the course of vaccination.
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Does daily intake of hibiscus juice increases the risk of impotence in a male?

The tea preparation used in the study was described: Cold Hibiscus extract was prepared by soaking 15 g of Hibiscus calyces in 500 ml of cold distilled water at 4°C for a whole day. The boiled ...
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Is it safe to eat raw flour in Europe?

The FDA's guidance on raw flour comes after an E. coli outbreak was traced to raw flour. Other outbreaks have been noticed since, in the US and Canada. The UK has the same guidance to not eat raw ...
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Is outside food really safe to eat during COVID-19 outbreak?

I think what they are intended to convey is that they feel that the cooking process will destroy any virus found in food so cooked food should not be a source of infection. Of course that is subject ...
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Is outside food really safe to eat during COVID-19 outbreak?

I would tend to think of coronavirus stability from a biophysics point of view. The virus is a small droplet of water inside a lipid membrane, with some proteins in the membrane and a bunch of ...
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Properly disinfecting fruits and vegetables from COVID-19

In this pandemic it is important to take precautions at each and every step. Fruits and vegetables should be properly cleaned. We don't know of fruit/vegetables vendors, who might be infected with ...
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How does salmonella travel to onions and then into humans?

I'm guessing this is inspired by the recently reported outbreak in the US. From the media reports I've seen it's not clear if contamination was limited to biofilm or if it grew inside onions. ...
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Why is Diarrhoea (or, Diarrhea) not classified as a Vector-borne disease?

I would assume because it is a symptom, not virus, bacteria, condition, etc, and a symptom is not the same as a disease.
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What are those white things in my juice & can it cause me any harm?

Fruit juice is acidic, and acid makes milk curdle. This is the end result. It's harmless. It's pretty much just juice-flavored cottage cheese.
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Can I eat fish everyday or alternate day?

Is it okay to eat fish every day? Overall, there are few big risk to your health compared to eating beef or some unhealthy meat everyday. Omega 3 fatty acids could be good for heart health. It ...
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Recommended foods for before surgery?

In general, the best thing to eat before surgery is absolutely nothing. This is done to reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia, as your swallowing reflex doesn't work right under general anesthesia. ...
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How long does syrup actually last?

You didn't say what type of syrup, so I'll assume a typical syrup like maple. According to stilltasty.com, it's good for one year if refrigerated and indefinitely if frozen. Stilltasty uses ...
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Is the appearance of food (as fresh or spoiled) a good guide to its actual condition?

Why? Evolution. It's not just that spoiled food starts to show symptoms, we were naturally selected for aeons to detect these symptoms. Telling the difference between food and poison is one of the ...
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