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A Case of Food Poisoning

The night before last, I ate a portion of a small section of apple pie that I had purchased at a Farm Boy here in Ottawa. It had a bit of one of those sugar frosting things sprinkled on it, and I thought it was pretty good and didn't notice anything odd about it or the taste of the pie.

Most of yesterday I felt pretty rotten. Sick to my stomach, running to the bathroom for a large part of the day (and later the evening) with bad diarrhea, and feeling generally unwell with some abdominal discomfort. I thought to myself, "What did you eat yesterday?, 'cause it feels like food poisoning..." When I finally came home from work, I checked the fridge, and lo and behold... the piece of apple pie that was left in the fridge had mold all over the interior of the pie filling! Definitely a case of food poisoning.

In any event, I was pretty ill most of yesterday evening, and spent much of the time again on the toilet and just relaxing. Drank scads of liquid in an effort to get the vile infection out of my system. It seems to have worked, as I spent a relatively good night yesterday, and even managed to get some six hours of sleep. The stomach and bowel areas feel fine this morning, and I don't feel as bad as I did most of yesterday.

In the meantime, you can bet your ass that today I'm taking the remains of the apple pie (with the mold) back into Farm Boy and have a discussion with them about this. :(

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w00hoo
Aug. 4th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
Doesn't sound good at all, glad you found proof of it, be interested to hear what their view of the situation is.
jkahane
Aug. 4th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm actually more glad that I seem to be recovered from it, whether it was food poisoning or not.
w00hoo
Aug. 5th, 2010 09:48 am (UTC)
Well, yeah, but I hoped that bit went without saying :-)
jkahane
Aug. 5th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Naturally. Thanks for the good wishes. Feeling better now, pretty much normal (or whatever passes for normal), but just wish it had never happened.
absinthe_dot_ca
Aug. 4th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Mould, while disgusting, doesn't usually cause food poisoning. If anything, it might have saved your life (assuming it was a penicillin strain)! Maybe you need to give these guys a medal?!?
jkahane
Aug. 4th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
Well, it seemed to be similar to the effects of food poisoning. And to top it off, I'm allergic to penicillin. But I thought that penicillin was "blue bread mould", and this wasn't on bread, so...
absinthe_dot_ca
Aug. 4th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Bread and cheese, actually... Isn't the pie crust technically bread, sort of? :-) Sorry, I'm in a strange mood today (but see my last post on my own LJ)
jkahane
Aug. 5th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, the pie crust is technically bread, I suppose.

As for the strange mood, that's all right. All sorts of moods and strangeness going on these days. And some really strange stories and news stuff out there...
aearwen2
Aug. 4th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Good heavens!!

Glad you didn't suffer for too terribly long, and that your recovery seems to be complete. It will be interesting to see exactly what those folks have to say about their suddenly mouldy pie!!

jkahane
Aug. 5th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
See my blog entry this morning about that, Mar. They handled it to my satisfaction, although whether anything actually gets done is another matter. That said, you can bet I'll be careful about eating their pastries and the like again.

Wonder if I can trust their croissants? :)
spross
Aug. 4th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
Seriously, from now on John, I think you should get your pies from Mike Dean's.

BTW: I told my mom about this, she said she wasn't surprised given its Farm Boy. Apparently they've been having problems.
jkahane
Aug. 5th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
I am not driving all the way out to Mike Dean's for cakes, pies, etc.!! Besides, I've got to cut back a bit on them anyway. :)

Yep, the manager at the store told me they've been having a few issues, so it's not something they don't know about. See my morning blog entry here for the results of returning the mouldy pie remains for more on how things turned out.
doc_mystery
Aug. 4th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Sounds like food poisoning to me. My sympathies for your GI turbulence.

I'm also doubtful that 'sugar frosted apple pie' is on the diabetic diet.

::B::

jkahane
Aug. 5th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
No, sugar frosted apple pie is not on the diabetic diet, but one needs a treat once in a while. And it was only a quarter of a pie, that they sell in a box. Still, obviously too much when it's tainted. :(
dewline
Aug. 5th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Oy.

Glad you're recovering, rotten that it happened at all. Looking forward to learning of the follow-up.
jkahane
Aug. 5th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
See this morning's post about it for more on the aftermath.
elizalavelle
Aug. 5th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Ew, who ruins pie that way!? Sorry you had to go through that! Food poisoning is the worst!
jkahane
Aug. 5th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
I heartily agree. But I seem to be mended now, so that's good.
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