Don't keep sliced onions for another day :
LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS
don't use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later..
Now with this info, I have changed my mind....will buy smaller onions in
I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers
of mayonnaise. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters
in the Mullins family. My friend, Jeanne, is the CEO (
www.mullinsfood.com <http://www.mullinsfood.com/> )
Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I
learned from a chemist.
The guy who gave us our tour is named Ed. He's one of the brothers Ed is
a chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce
formula. He's even developed sauce formula for McDonald's.
Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone
asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always
worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed
said that all commercially-made Mayo is completely safe...
"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it,
but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise
is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment.
He then talked about the quaint essential picnic, with the bowl of
potato salad sitting on the table and how everyone blames the mayonnaise
when someone gets sick.
Ed says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the
officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those
onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise
(as long as it's not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's
probably the onions, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.
He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria , especially
uncooked onions . You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced
onion. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and
put it in your refrigerator.
It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a
bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those
onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!)
Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll
probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your
sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist
potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any
commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.
So, how's that for news? Take it for what you will. I (the author) am
going to be very careful about my onions from now on. For some reason, I
see a lot of credibility coming from a chemist and a company that
produces millions of pounds of mayonnaise every year.'
Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize
onions .Please remember it is dangerous to cut onions and try to use it
to cook the next day ,it becomes highly poisonous for even a single
night and creates Toxic bacteria which may cause Adverse Stomach
infections because of excess Bile secretions and even Food poisoning.
Please pass it on to all you love and care.