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    deli question--roast beef vs. london broil
    elena121959 posted:
    About one month ago, I bought some London Broil at the local Wegman's supermarket. An hour after I ate a sandwich made w/ it; I started having abdominal cramps, & vomited once or twice. I had to return the meat; I thought it was bad. Well, the other day, I tried it again, this time to have diarrhea & cramps. What I would like to know, if anyone does, is what is the difference between london broil & roast beef. I can eat R. B. w/out any problem whatsoever. Thanks so much!
    Elaine Magee, MPH, RD responded:
    One of the possible differences is that roast beef is usually cooked fully whereas perhaps you are cooking your London Broil rare or medium rare? If there is bacteria on the raw meat and you aren't cooking it fully, you have the possibility of getting the bacteria into your system. If you cooked the meat fully you tend to kill the bacteria.

    I am going to post a tip right now that has some information on food poisoning bacteria related to meat--so please check that out when you have a moment.

    Thanks for the great question (but sorry you are having to deal with these reactions)

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