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If bugs only affect the surface of meat, why do we have to cook through?

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If bugs only affect the surface of meat, why do we have to cook through?

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jen223 | | Nov 13, 2013 10:41 AM

A friend brought this question up the other day, and it made me curious since I'm pregnant. I'm apparently not allowed to eat steak that isn't cooked to well done (I normally eat med-rare) because of the potential for poisoning my baby with bacteria from the meat. Now since any bugs from the cow's feces, GI tract, etc. would only touch the surface of my steak, why do I have to worry about the inside? Same question goes for sushi - can't I just sear the outside of whatever I want to eat?

Obviously this is a question coming from someone who desperately misses her undercooked food and is trying to find some justification to eat it…

Thoughts?

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