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August 26th, 2013
When Eating Guinea Pig, Make Sure to Ask for it Well Done
I’ve written before about how ID doctors are no fun to have at cook outs, what with our obsession with well-done hamburgers.
Now, there’s another menu item we can berate grill-meisters on, and that’s guinea pig meat:
At least 81 people fell ill from suspected salmonella poisoning after eating guinea pig meat and other foods from a vendor at a Minneapolis street festival earlier this month, health officials said… Scores of people went to Hennepin County Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis with severe gastrointestinal symptoms after eating the tainted food.
So if you decide to order your guinea pig on the rare side, and then get sick, you have no one to blame but yourself.
Because now you’ve been warned.