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Be cool, fool: Mayonnaise, pies and smoked salmon

Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

As I write this article, I’m at my desk eating shrimp and a mayo-based potato salad that have been sitting unrefrigerated for about four hours.

This is a bad idea, I’m discovering, not because the food is making me sick (yet), but because I’m reading warnings that are very serious and strict from the Centers for Disease Control about not doing exactly what I’m doing. 

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