posted on Aug, 18 2006 @ 08:15 AM
Originally posted by Umbrax
Nevermind Mad Cow (cooking beef won't help anyways) eating raw ground beef is a good way to get food poisoning like e-coli.
When I was 17, I came down with e-coli poisoning after ingesting raw hamburger and spent a week in the hospital followed by six months on
mega-antibiotics. No joke, it almost killed me (kidneys filled with bacteria). Since then, I only eat hamburger cooked, never raw again. E-coli is
nothing to mess around with. A couple years ago, two people died from eating tainted hamburger sold at a nearby supermarket. Shaws held a recall of
ALL their hamburger sold just after that happened, and I took the packages I'd bought back to the store where they refunded me.
If you absolutely crave the raw stuff, I'd recommend grinding your own hamburger from steak or roast. Those cuts are less processed and less likely
to be contaminated. As always, though, there is a risk. Better safe than sorry, I say.