Have the food poisoning gods smiled on me?
September 17, 2009 9:35 AM Subscribe
ShouldIEatIt Filter: We both ate the same thing. He threw up, I'm fine. Is it OK to eat the leftovers?
posted by castlebravo to Food & Drink (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Last night my boyfriend and I had pulled beef sandwiches. The beef was cooked for 10 hours in a slow cooker, and was used before the "Use Or Freeze By" date on the package. It smelled fine when raw, no gray spots or anything.
I had one sandwich, my boyfriend ate two and a half (a normal amount for him). No snacks before bed. He woke up around 3 AM and puked intermittently for about two hours. He's feeling better now, if a bit weak. I'm totally fine and haven't been nauseous.
It's possible it was something he ate for lunch, but it seems weird that the effects would be so delayed, yet brief. I always thought the "slow-acting food poisoning" that takes 12+ hours to set in, is the kind that really floors you for days. He was very hungry when he got home and didn't feel sick at all.
It was a LOT of beef, about 3 pounds, and we have a ton of leftovers. Of course he can't stand to even look at it, but is it safe for me to eat, or was I just lucky?