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hiv and food
Aug 2, 2001

I was recently at McDonalds and in the middle of my biscuit there was something red. It looked like blood. It was very small. Should I be worried if it was blood?

Response from Ms. Breuer

Given the strict codes that restaurants are supposed to abide by, there should not be any blood--any human blood, that is--on food served to customers. If you're thinking HIV, forget it. If you're thinking other bloodborne illnesses, you swallowed, right? Your instincts for self-preservation must not have sent up any red flags at the moment. I'm not a public health official, but I'd be more concerned about Mad Cow Disease than stigmatized viruses.

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