Asked by: Wahida Glasby
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th June, 2020

What can happen if you eat raw bacon?

Eating uncooked bacon can expose you to bacteria as well as parasites and can cause either bacterial infections or trichinellosis, also called trichinosis, a parasitic infection. Since it's hard to check the temperature of a thin meat such as bacon, cooking it crisp ensures that it's been heated enough.

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Also question is, is it safe to eat raw bacon?

So yes, bacon has a longer shelf life than raw pork belly and other uncured meats. But that doesn't mean you should eat raw bacon, since cured meat can still grow bacteria if handled incorrectly. And you can get very sick from eating raw or undercooked pork.

Beside above, how long after eating undercooked bacon Will I get sick? Abdominal symptoms can occur 1-2 days after infection. Further symptoms usually start 2-8 weeks after eating contaminated meat. Symptoms may range from very mild to severe and relate to the number of infectious worms consumed in meat.

Then, what happens if you eat uncooked bacon?

Summary Eating raw bacon can increase your risk of foodborne illnesses, such as toxoplasmosis, trichinosis, and tapeworms. Therefore, it's unsafe to eat raw bacon.

Why do people eat raw bacon?

Eating Raw Of course, bacon itself is already treated and cured with additives, such as nitrites and salt. This makes it less likely to spoil and much safer to eat because the salt usually stops bacteria from growing.

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